I for one am extremely exciting for the new iPad and future of mobile computing.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by pattman247, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. pattman247 macrumors regular

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    I am absolutely surprised by the amount of people that simply do not understand just how much potential this new iPad holds. It is not about the lack of features on the current model or the software limitations, both of these will change in time. What it solely represents to me is a large departure in the computing model by introducing a new platform that goes back to the core, all the essentials that make a computer, especially one that is intuitive to the consumer.

    Just look at how each program is so distinct from one another, not to mention the huge role that graphics plays in the user interface, much more than any desktop system in my opinion.

    Yes it may be closed, but this could be a good thing. It allows Apple to decide what is good and what is not. Granted, this might not work best in all scenarios, but it does allow a good flow of consistency between applications, as well as a certain standard, one that is comparable to Apple's.

    In the recent decade it has become evident that computers should not be tied down to a desk, with the advent of powerful notebooks and the recent explosion of smartphones. We are constantly on the move, and technology has come to the point that there no longer is a need for a large "box" holding us down.

    The iPad, along with its interface, and potential for truly unique applications, remind me of what a computer should be. Let's face it, Apple is against multitasking on mobile computers, since we know just how unimportant it is, as long as there is a fast enough processor for task switching, save for music apps such as Pandora.

    I can assure you that once the jailbreaking community gets rolling, we will see a much more "customizable" springboard, since there is enough space for widgets among other things. Surprising Apple didn't include it now, but let's not forget this is still OS version 3, let's wait for the fourth one and see what they come up with. I'm sure they are working on it but just couldn't wait that long (i.e. rumors).

    As you can see, I have much hope for the iPad, and very soon everyone will love it and would want to have one for themselves, once the "real" good apps come out.

    And let's not forget about that sweet IPS screen, the same display technology in the current iMac and Cinema Display.
     
  2. dave1812dave macrumors 6502a

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    It's not that we don't understand, Mr. condescender. It's that it's TOO BIG to put in our pockets, and therefore, has limited uses. Who wants to hook it up to a keyboard? WHy not simply get a netbook in the first place? This thing won't really be a PC, because it has just the phone OS on it. It's too heavy to hold for hours while reading, compared to the very svelte Touch, which is my favorite way to read. Music won't sound any better on it, compared with other iPods, so there's no gain there. If I can't carry it with me ( I don't go around with backpacks--sorry), what good is it? I've got all sorts of electronics already--this just doesn't fit in. Sorry! oh, and magazines? that might be mildly useful, but it's not gonna be free and I can get a LOT of content that appears in mags, online for FREE right now.
     
  3. pattman247 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well one of my main points was that it is no longer "just" the iPhone OS, as we can see just how powerful this operating system is and how easy it is to create applications on it. With the more powerful hardware it just made the SDK much more powerful. Also I do wear a backpack everywhere I go, so it suits my needs perfectly. To each their own I guess.
     

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