Can I install apps such as VLC?


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jan 18, 2007
Thinking that iPad is marketed as a laptop alternative, can I install all the apps that I might have on a laptop eg/VLC or Perian, Cyberduck or does it follow the iPhone apps route and tied to the App Store?

If so I don't like that restriction, I guess you pay more for that control!


macrumors 68040
Dec 11, 2007
The iPad is not marketed as a laptop alternative. It's a device that allows you to watch movies/tv, read ebooks, play games, use apps, and do Flash-less web browsing around the house and while you are on the go. VLC is a program, not an app, and I doubt an app will be made for it anytime in the future.