Thursday, January 28, 2010
The New iPad!!! So...That's It?!!!
So I'm trying to get my head around Apple's newest addition to their family, the iPad. I think the problem is that I'm not sure how necessary it was, as the functionality isn't anything new. What I mean by that is other than how large it is, how is this product any different than a iPod or iPhone? There is no multi-tasking (which is desperately needed on the iPhone), no camera, no USB support, no HDMI output, and it is isolated to a closed app ecosystem.
Want to run another web browser other than Safari? Too bad!!!
So this is clearly not a Macbook that's a tablet..... It is more like a giant iPod that has some newer functionality. And lets not talk about how you're going to have to type on this thing. Unless you're sitting with your legs together, it doesn't seem to be an easy way to do this.
Yes it does seem like a cool new e-reader but at a $500 starting point, I'm just not sure I would go down that road.
If the iPad had the functionality of a Macbook, then I would be on-board screaming and clapping with the other rabid Mac heads. And perhaps the next iPad v2 will address all the issues that I'm having right now.
But for now....... It's a big ass iPod!!!!