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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post
    This is all fine for entertainment. Music, videos, internet, reading, games, email, texting, but one of those things can't replace a MAC or PC for word processing, spread sheets etc. Not everything is about entertainment or their internet experience.
    Very good point. Some of us use a PC for work and shit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greysfang View Post
    If it could, I'd be more impressed. I've often joked with my friends that the iPod should come with a vibrator that changes speed to your favorite tracks.
    You should have patented the idea when you first had it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chilly Willy View Post
    That thing has made front page news everywhere yesterday. I said it before and I stand by it, there is a worldwide media consipracy. Apple pays the broadcasters, I'm certain of it. I now regret getting my iPohne. I always said, i'd never buy Apple and I got weak. Shame on me.

    Considering the fuss they make, this thing should cure cancer and AIDS. And when that's accomplished, it should stop global warming. At the very least.
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    You're probably right, Chilly. I have a plain old Toshiba laptop and an iMac, and for most things (except graphics, music) I prefer the Toshiba. Greatly prefer it. Mr. S has a really nice Mac laptop, and I don't care for it, either. And now I have an iPod Touch, and although I'll admit it's way better than my last portable music device, it hasn't changed my life or anything.

    I have problems with how poorly designed iTunes is, and the fact that my library is tied to a specific computer rather than to the store, which can't remember what I purchased. And for my work I rely on MS Word, which obvs hasn't made developing a great Mac product a priority, so I'm at the PC every day.

    I like the Mac stuff okay, but it's not earth-shattering news to me when they release something new. The iPad esp doesn't look that interesting to me. Glorified, oversized iPod sums it up, as others have said.
    i used to think macs were ovrerrated and overpriced too. until i got one. i'm definitely not going to get an ipad but i certainly don't regret getting a macbook. it made me realise just how much i hate windows and it's just a better machine - more stable, durable, intuitive and easy to use. i still have to use windows on the computer at work and it's a pain in the ass. i don't miss windows programmes at all, i don't have any of the windows for mac stuff and don't need them either.
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    Oh yes, missed opportunities. **sigh**
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    i used to think macs were ovrerrated and overpriced too. until i got one. i'm definitely not going to get an ipad but i certainly don't regret getting a macbook. it made me realise just how much i hate windows and it's just a better machine - more stable, durable, intuitive and easy to use. i still have to use windows on the computer at work and it's a pain in the ass. i don't miss windows programmes at all, i don't have any of the windows for mac stuff and don't need them either.
    That's so funny, since it's just the opposite for me (I hadn't used a Mac in years but had a very high opinion, until I got one). I think it may be that over the years I have known some audiovisual people who are on a real Mac high horse. They built up my expectations, making it sound as if a Mac would solve all my computing woes. Honestly, my iMac is a really good machine, both in its display quality and in its sound and video processing. But there are lots of things about the way I interface with it--esp when it comes to keyboarding--that are a letdown, and it has crashed and destroyed my professional work more than once. It is stabler for some things, but not for everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greysfang View Post
    I'm underwhelmed. And I hear Apple's stock went down after the announcement yesterday, though I'm not surprised.
    My boyfriend was texting me stock updates during the day yesterday and today out of sheer amusement (he has an iphone, but generally doesn't buy into the Apple mania). The stock went down 5 points immediately following the announcement, and then this morning it started going down again as soon as the market opened. It ended down 8 points today, which is almost a 5% drop in price.

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    ^^^^^ That's pretty much it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post
    More intimate than a laptop? Makes it sound like the ipad can be used as a vibrator.
    Okay, now we're talking.

    Quote Originally Posted by yanna View Post
    So true! OMG, such genuises, they invented a big iPod. Life will never be the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yanna View Post

    brilliant!
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    The original iPad Mad TV skit - 2005.

    "Why use a maxi pad when you can use the new iPad from Apple"?


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    This is what the iPad should have been:
    Axiotron : Modbook

    Found this on engadget I think, thought some of you might get a chuckle

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    You can't multi-task on it, which is a complete killer for most people I know who might actually buy the damn thing. No reading a book and switching over to GR every once in a while.

    I have a Fujitsu tablet and love the damn thing. I work on it, play on it, can do anything I like...or multiple things at once. I do hope they end up with touch capability at some point, which seems likely.

    The tablet market isn't huge. It was a big risk Apple took, and in the end I think it will be a fail. It doesn't have what people need...and no USB. They should be ashamed of themselves.

    Oh, and my friend who works at Microsoft mentioned that it says something about their workers that no one caught the iPad thing...mainly that there aren't too many women.
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    i'm not bothered by the name. sure, the maxi pad jokes are inevitable, but it is in fact a pad. it's like not being able to say notepad anymore because people will think of maxi pads. seems too silly for it to be a genuine concern.
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    it's bad marketing. they could have called it the iSlate.
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