Great Read: 'I Confess I Bought An iPad..."

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  1. r0k macrumors 68040

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    Good read from someone that is normally a M$ booster.
     
  2. nwcs macrumors 65816

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    I thought it was a good read and a fairly balanced personal take on it. I think Apple would do well to make more of an effort to reach out to Windows users, too. She was spot on with that.
     
  3. aohus macrumors 68000

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    as for the article, she didn't really say anything new. its as though she went to ipad macforums and regurgitated the Pros of having an iPad.

    For me, I will always be a PC lover, and love the iPad.
     
  4. 2002cbr600f4i macrumors 6502

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    Yes and no... I agree with many of her observations, but then others I just shake my head at... Wanting IE or Firefox??? Why? What does she think those will do that safari or any of the other alternative browsers available for the iPad can't do?

    She definitely comes across as somebody who is totally ingrained in a specific set of tools and has no interest in branching out and trying alternatives, or feels that those that she uses are the only ones that could do the job.

    I will agree with her on iTunes... Apple has gotten a little too rediculous with making EVERYTHING go through iTunes. I would much rather see itunes support a plug in capability so 3rd party apps could add in pkug ins to sync data with your iOS device and your desktop apps.

    ITunes is turning into a pig, and it really gets in the way some times. You have to buy into it's philosophy of iTunes controlling everything and everything being in your library, when often simple file drag/drop is simpler... I can't tell you how many times I've had to explain to friends who dint normally use iTunes that its a SYNC setup, and if they wipe it off their computer, next time they sync it comes off their iPhone too...
     
  5. nwcs macrumors 65816

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    >Wanting IE or Firefox??? Why? What does she think those will do that safari or any of the other alternative browsers available for the iPad can't do?

    That I agree with and it's a typical attitude of someone who has only used Windows but it's something Apple should have ready answers for.
     
  6. aohus macrumors 68000

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    idk, tabbed browsing?

    plugin support?

    faster browsing response times?

    better security?

    i dont know of any alternative browsers that support the iPad with all these features in one browser.

    honestly you provided a typical attitude of someone who has only used a Mac...
     
  7. nwcs macrumors 65816

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    LOL, used nothing but Mac.... Odds are I've used more computer brands, operating systems, and environments over the last 30 years than you have heard of before.

    Regardless, my point remains the same. Apple needs to have ready answers for Windows oriented users.
     
  8. vant macrumors 65816

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    Safari on OSX offers all that. The iOS Safari is dumbed down for resource sipping (just like any alternative would dumb down their software for iOS).
     
  9. aohus macrumors 68000

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    right, but we are discussing Safari in iOS :p
     

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