Am I missing something with the iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by covertsurfer, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. covertsurfer macrumors 6502a

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    If the iPad is inbetween a iPhone and Macbook shouldn't it be a standalone machine?

    From what I can tell is if you have movies etc you still need to sync the iPad to a computer.

    I know Jobs doesn't like Netbooks but at least they are all encompassing
     
  2. phobic99 macrumors 6502a

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    Right, if you have your own data then I suppose you'd have to sync it with your PC/Mac/whatever to get it on to the iPad. Really though, the iPad is just another funnel that leads to iTunes.
     
  3. greygray macrumors 68000

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    It's more of a larger iPod touch and not a large iPhone since it can't make calls, nor a camera at the moment.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Should it? Well apple thought otherwise. I'm not sure why.
     
  5. ukyo229 Guest

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    Not if you could connect it to an optical disk drive...

    although what springs to mind is digital distribution, as most aren't HD anyway.... and it's more suited to this type of product.

    why the damn thing was designed to be activated and synced with a computer to function is beyond me.
     
  6. REM314 macrumors 6502

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    Its between a macbook and a smartphone. Apple decided to take the non-standalone part of a smartphone and put it in the iPad.
     

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