Am I the only one that thinks...

TheGoog

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... the iPad will be absolutely, completely, without a doubt, the best device for a comfortable, portable, go anywhere RTS device. Assuming the GPU they've implemented offers a graphics upgrade over the 3GS, RTS games on the iPad are the one application type I am getting my panties in a knot over.
 

rfrankl

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I think it's going to be a really cool product, but not a game changer like the iPhone. I think the iPhone and Macbook both have advantages over it that I don't see the need to have an iPad.
 

TheGoog

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Anyways.... RTS is my poison of choice... if Blizzard or Relic/THQ decided to do something on the iPad, I personally wouldn't mind spending to cash for just that.
 

marksman

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I think it will have a bigger impact, by a significant margin on our culture and on the world then say the iPhone has had.
 

zemzabob

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It's going o be nice for people like my self that have really bad eyesite.
 

bzz

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... the iPad will be absolutely, completely, without a doubt, the best device for a comfortable, portable, go anywhere RTS device. Assuming the GPU they've implemented offers a graphics upgrade over the 3GS, RTS games on the iPad are the one application type I am getting my panties in a knot over.
+1
 

pimentoLoaf

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I'm getting one, for all the potential it has, and the fact that my iPod Touch has too little screen real estate for me to read comfortably anymore.
 

DannyBres

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If the device is a hit and it sells millions of units, I hope companies like blizzard would pump cash into the dev on an RTS game! But if it does not sell really well I cannot see us egttin games like this!
 

NotTempted

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I think it will be a game changer because of the Iphone's success. I couldn't think of a coffee decoration that I would rather have. I would rather spend 500 dollars on this and do most of the things I need to do in the field and take a loss when if things go down hill then spend 2000 dollars on something that I will be worried about breaking and loosing more than weather it can do absolutely everything I don't need to do while driving down the road or sitting in starcraps sipping lava.
 

drtyrell

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If we compare your opinion to world population, I'd say your opinion is infinitely small. The iPad is a giant turd starving for innovation. I'm guess the same people who bought the Cube and the Airbook will all get an iPad, and forever try to convince their friends that they didn't waste every dime of their money. Meanwhile their friends will yawn and move on with life.
 

melman101

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If we compare your opinion to world population, I'd say your opinion is infinitely small. The iPad is a giant turd starving for innovation. I'm guess the same people who bought the Cube and the Airbook will all get an iPad, and forever try to convince their friends that they didn't waste every dime of their money. Meanwhile their friends will yawn and move on with life.
I just can't wait till it's like 8 months from now, and the discussion of whether it will be a success or not will be over. No one thought the iPod was going to be a success. Let's just see what happens.
 

Diet Pepsi

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I didn't get the cube or the airbook, but the iPad is a 10. I don't use an iPhone, so this is going to be good for me.

I might even sell my touch and just use my shuffle, if I want music on the go.
 

niuniu

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It'll make a good gift option for many people, in fact I bet a huge portion of sales from this thing end up being as gifts bought for other people.

I may get the gf one for a birthday or xmas some year if they stop producing bloody designer handbags..

Probably get some trendy coffee shop kids laid too.
 

maflynn

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You're not the only one, but I do believe you're in the minority. I do think its a good device, but not a great device.
 

Hankster

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Apple will only allow games purchased through their app store. I don't see Blizzard giving two craps about making any game for Apple.
 

skubish

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I don't know one person who is buying one.
I am going to wait and see.
 

macduke

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The iPad will fail.

The iPad will succeed.

Actually nobody knows.

Fact: there are now tons of analysts speculating on MacRumors.

It just amazes me how so many people care. It is a tool. Some tools work better for one person, and not so well for another. It comes down to personal preference and need.

It does have some casual computing potential. For me it will lighten my load (textbooks + MBP), take notes, work as a sketchpad, and help keep me organized. I can browse the web (I don't play flash games (app store) or watch porn, so I don't mind flash missing--I use clicktoflash anyway), and write emails on it between class. In the evenings it will be a great coffee table computer (or picture frame - beautiful IPS display) that my wife and I can share, as she isn't allowed to use her work PC for personal use and her personal Dell recently crapped out. I also imagine it will be more comfortable for us to curl up in bed and watch a movie on than a burning hot MBP.

It won't replace my MBP for my graphic design work and photo editing, but I don't need to lug that to class either. Both are tools that have a purpose. Sure there is overlap in functionality, but they both have their strong and weak points and both have a place among my personal toolset. Just because a tool is useful for someone else and isn't for you doesn't give you the right to knock it or attack them personally (which has happened in many threads I've read). I don't really care if people think it's terrible, but I'm not going to try to make a mockery out of you. It just isn't something that is useful for you. Not a big deal. It isn't a perfect machine, but what is?

As for whether or not it will succeed, lets chat next year? Also remember: don't count out OS 4.0 and beyond.
 

drtyrell

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I just can't wait till it's like 8 months from now, and the discussion of whether it will be a success or not will be over. No one thought the iPod was going to be a success. Let's just see what happens.
With that, I guess that anything Apple proposes will be a total success, because once upon a time something was said to fail, and it didn't. Don't tell me, not a business owner?