Disappionted with Jobs keynote not the iPad.

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

  1. charlesbronsen macrumors 6502a

    charlesbronsen

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    This was the first time I ever heard Steve present and I was looking forward to hearing him unveil the iPad. I must say the device itself seems pretty nice and there will defiantly be a market for it. I was rather bored listening to Steve present though. I thought the guy who did the keynote last year did a much better job. Did anyone else find Steve to be kind of boring?
     
  2. calderone macrumors 68040

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    He just seemed relaxed. Just using the device as anyone would. Honestly, I think he is pretty into the thing which explains why the keynote felt a little dull.
     
  3. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816

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    I got bored and turned it off. It was like he wrote the thing right before he got on stage.

    "oh ****, I forgot I have a keynote! What to do... Oh, I know. Ill browse my photos, and maybe watch a video. And go through my address book! They have never seen that before. Oh, and browse some web pages... NY Times should be good, I bet that will render wonderfully. I don't think they use any flash do they?"
     
  4. al256 macrumors 6502a

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    He definitely missed points that would've sold me on the iPad.

    -GPS on the 3G
    -VGA out (but it was off hand mentioned by Phil)
    -Bluetooth keyboard support
    -VoiceOver/Zoom (Accessibility) [I want my email read to me]

    Questions unanswered:
    -Magazines???? I want official word if iBooks will do that
    -Where's Stocks, Weather, Voice Memos and the frickin' Calculator apps?

    Finally,
    How the heck will I play Ocarina on this thing????
     
  5. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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    It has a mic... and you need to grow an extra arm to press the notes :)
     
  6. JonHimself macrumors 68000

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    I really liked that the demo of the web-browser was briefly turned into us viewers basically just watching Steve chill out on the couch while reading stuff on the web.
     
  7. rick3000 macrumors 6502a

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    I felt the same way watching the keynote, bored, and then I finally figured out what was wrong with Steve's keynote.

    In the past Steve just shows us a product, tells us about it, and demos it. People get excited on their own because the device is so cool all by itself, he doesn't need to sell us on it because we already want it. Like a .16" laptop, a touch screen phone/iPod, the most powerful desktop computer, a slim all in one computer, a gorgeous aluminum laptop with 8 hour battery life.

    However with the iPad keynote he was trying very hard to convince us to buy an iPad, he was constantly trying to get people excited about the device. He was trying to justify the existance of a device that serves no purpose. It maybe better at the web and photos, but besides that it is not portable like an iPhone and is too limited to compete with a netbook, not to mention a MacBook. It is not revolutionary, and it didn't have anything new. It was overhyped in every way, because despite the rumors everyone was expecting the tablet to have that one more thing, that no one expected that would make it awesome and set it apart, but it didn't it just turned out to be a big iPod touch.
     
  8. hackum macrumors regular

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    true that.
     

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