iPad not really practical...now if the iPhone came out AFTER the iPad...

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

  1. rotobadger macrumors 65816

    rotobadger

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    Gotta say, while the specs look impressive on the iPad, I'm hard pressed to find a reason why I would really want one. It's essentially a giant iPhone without the phone. I was pondering what the community's reaction would have been if the iPad had been released BEFORE the iPhone and THEN the iPhone was announced a year or two later. I think people would be going nuts. "An iPad that fits in your pocket! AND it's a phone!"

    I love my iPhone for a number of reasons but one of the biggest is that I always have it with me. Always. I can't see carrying the iPad everywhere with me.

    Although I'm sure there are a number of people who will have a legitimate use for the iPad (the types of folks who like a good ebook reader for example) I'm certainly not one of them.

    I'm not dissapointed, just a little perplexed. I really expected a real game changer.
     
  2. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816

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    Fixed :D a little easier to say.
     
  3. dilbaggins macrumors member

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    I totally agree with you. As a college student, I'm fine with my MBP and iPhone 3G- they contain the features and apps that I need to get my business done. The iPad is a poor attempt by Apple to join the Tablet Market. Honestly, the iPad looks like a super-sized iTouch. Sometimes I dont get the point in having tools such as the Kindle or iPad... Why not just be normal and prop open a regular book? Who needs to view it on a digital screen?
     
  4. generationxwing macrumors 6502

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    It's damn practical for me. I have my iMac which does all of my heavy computing. But right now I'm in my living room with my MacBook which I also lug to school. All I use it for, really, is internet and school stuff in iWork. I can do both of those on an iPad. I agree Flash should be on there, but at this point it's not a dealbreaker for me.

    People seem to forget that the iPad isn't supposed to be a fully-fledged computer. It's meant to compliment, not replace.
     
  5. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    People who browse a lot will soon realize, if they do it on an iPad, how many sites they visit won't display correctly due to lack of Flash. There is A LOT of content built on Flash technology.
     
  6. SSpiro macrumors 6502a

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    I also don't find it practical. Same reason I haven't bought an ipod touch.

    Is it neat? YES.. but why buy it when I have a dreamy MBP, other than for surfing the web randomly or watching a movie on a plane? Impractical is a great word to describe. A neat toy, but nothing more.

    Disappointed. Wanted something more business driven.
     
  7. MTI macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure I get that statement, particularly "business driven." If the apps are there, why wouldn't it be a great tool for business? With encryption, it could be a great way to distribute business information and support without having to lug a notebook.
     
  8. marksman macrumors 603

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    Most people have no imagination , creativity or vision.

    Don't blame them.
     
  9. SSpiro macrumors 6502a

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    Whoa, no need to go insulting people. I'm PLENTY creative. I just didn't expect an oversized ipod or iphone. I expected something running OSX, with a stylus and a "write-on" screen, along with tons of other things its missing.

    Such as USB out, GPS, video out, java and flash, limited storage space, multitasking, yada yada yada.

    I was essentially hoping for OSX, but in tablet format. Not another iphone option.
     

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