iPad: I'm sure it's been said already, but...

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  1. California macrumors 68040

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    1. I just watched the Ives iPad video after seeing Jobs presentation.

    Why do they keep saying it is so "incredible to be able to hold the internet in your hands?" as if we have not been doing that since... 1994 with my Powerbook 145b that had the nascent internet on it?

    2. Is there a possibility to tether this to an iPhone or turn it into an iPhone?

    (so you could dock it in the car and use it with GPS among a zillion other uses?)

    3. Will Word or other programs ever be put on it?

    4. Is there a microphone in it?

    5. What is it for, just hanging out at airports and coffee houses?

    Doesn't Apple get it that we need interconnectivity for WORK? I'd buy it if I could make it into a phone, or make it into a laptop, but putting it in the middle with none of the important functions?

    If this is the year 1930 of the Great Depression, Apple just came out with a silent film instead of a talkie.

    I know you guys already have hashed it all over, but I don't get it.
     
  2. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    You use the internet while physically holding your laptop?

    This form factor has you literally holding and interacting with your content, not just staring at it. If feels natural, and thats the future of mobile computing.
     
  3. JajoPGH macrumors regular

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    iPad's main selling point is "having the internet in your hands"

    Cool.
     
  4. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    According to who? Are you head of Apples marketing team?:rolleyes:
     
  5. MTI macrumors 65816

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    It does have a mic. Do you use your laptop as a phone now?
     
  6. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    No it doesn't, you can use a mic on headphones though.
     
  7. agkm800 macrumors 6502a

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    According to Steve Jobs himself. Go watch his keynote and see for yourself.
     
  8. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    It should actually say, "It's like having 50% of the Internet in your hands, since it won't support Flash which includes multimedia site, streaming video, etc."
     
  9. calderone macrumors 68040

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  10. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I've been watching it for 45 minutes now. I had no idea that simply saying "its like having the internet in your hand" somehow makes it the main and only selling point. Thats what I was getting at, stupid statements by people that aren't true.
     
  11. Scorpio12345 macrumors member

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    Hate to state the obvious, but isn't that what Apple's own iPhone and iPod Touch do? I get that its just a marketing slogan, but that's kind of half arsed a claim.....
     
  12. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    YES! Thats the point! Apple started building human interaction interfaces precisely so they can transition people to get used to intuitive computing. THATS why it runs the iphone OS, because THAT is the kind of interaction it was built from the ground up for. Why do people expect them to rebuild the wheel again when this was in the plans the entire time?
     
  13. California thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Guys, Steve said it, Ives said it and other Apple guys on this video say it, too..

    "it is so incredible to be able to hold the internet in your hands"...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBbUI7D5Jsk&feature=related

    I see what they are trying to say, but would rather have a big iPhone.

    They should at least offer this as an upgrade somewhere down the line.

    Jonathan Ives is a man I would marry, and i do like what he said in the beginning of this, but still, it's overhype for him at this point. They should hint not at a new business model but an expansion of their old iPhone model, then.

    People have been holding the internet in their hands for a long long long time. Stupid tag line, I guess.
     
  14. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Again, how does saying one of their normal slogans/catchphrases make it the main selling point of the device? They wouldn't have had over an hour and a half of non internet related presentations if that was true at all.
     
  15. calderone macrumors 68040

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    As someone else said, it is the change in interaction with the content. It is a stark change from the iPhone/iTouch because of the size of the display. You will seem have a more intimate experience with the net.

    Sure I have hand the Internet in my hands, but not in a form I enjoy consuming. This is a step closer, in my opinion.
     
  16. California thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Just another dumb question.

    Does intuitive computing somehow make people more productive or is it just a lot of hand flourishing? In other words, what is the productivity purpose in it? So I can just "become one" with my iPad?

    Is there some scifi machine/human melding here I am missing?

    Here's something really philosophical: do I want to be one with my machine and always "interconnected"? I'm not sure I do. When do we have time to "be ourselves" and "think for ourselves"? Plants only grow in the dark, alone. Just a question, not a position.

    Here's one for Jonathan Ives: could he be as creative as he is if he was constantly wired to the internet and constantly online and interconnected? I don't think so.

    The "it's natural, it's intuitive" argument doesn't sell me. I'm just thinking out loud, sorry.
     
  17. calderone macrumors 68040

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    That really reads as a closed question.
     
  18. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    It's natural, making the EXPERIENCE much more enjoyable. We are seeing the beginning of the end of current menu navigation based computing.

    Here's the thing about technology, as it gets better, you start noticing it less and less because an integration into your lifestyle. Thats the entire basis of everything apple does.
     
  19. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Yeah, wasn't it "The Internet in your pocket" for the iPhone?
     
  20. California thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I hate to sound like Adous Huxley or Orwell, but what lifestyle are you suggesting that we are living that would make the iPad seamlessly integrated into our lives? I remember thinking about this a few years ago. I just wonder how much real true individualistic and creative work gets done when we are so wirelessly interconnected. It seems unnatural to me, not natural.
     
  21. California thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Just want to be a Jonathan Ives instead of a sheeple, thus my concern for productivity over hand flourishes on an iPad. Remember the blob people in WALL E?
     
  22. bossxii macrumors 68000

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    1) This is the "new" and improved internet :D

    2) If AT&T ever allows us to tether, iPhone could act as a wifi/adhoc network for it. I guess I'm told this already can be done by jail-breaking the iphone.

    3) iWork will be (Pages)

    4) Yes (see below)

    5) Same thing any iPod Touch is used for, but on a larger screen which will give developers more options. Wifi + 3g+ headset + VoiP apps already out today (or yesterday) think iCall or something like that.

    Per the Apple tech spec page:

    Input and output
    Dock connector
    3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
    Built-in speakers
    Microphone
    SIM card tray (Wi-Fi + 3G model only)
     
  23. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    lol...who is to say that its the future of mobile computing? touch gestures are relatively cumbersome
     
  24. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    If they ever release a VOIP app for the iPad then it could turn it into an "iPhone". Would be a step back in time like the old 80's cell phone "the Brick". Imagine holding that thing up to your head lol or a bluetooth headset would work too.

    Also, just imagine it... an unlimited data and calling plan without a contract for $29.99 a month. Revol couldn't even touch that lol :p
     

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