Is it me, or are all the iPad reviews overwhelmingly positive?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by unagimiyagi, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    I followed the same sources who reviewed the first iPhone in 2007. The reviews were definitely positive. But definitely not as overwhelmingly positive as they are for the iPad. The iPad's initial critics have been won over.

    I'm afraid that the iPad will sell better than the iPhone. It's Steve's world and we're all playing in it. I think that really there's no one alive who touches our daily lives in the developed world as much as Jobs, and I think that he's an arrogant person who may not have learned anything from his brush with mortality.
  2. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    They seem to be. The quirks will probably come out as millions use the product. There are obviously going to be changes needed for version 2.0. which is what I think I might wait on.

    I'm on the border of broke, so I can't really justify an iPad when I have an iPhone that does most of what it does. I like the bigger screen for reading books and would love to explore how it can save my industry -- newspapers -- but I just can't fork it out. I recently shelled out $400 for a multifunction printer and digital camera that I needed much more. Then I just got hit for $129 on a MBP battery that I only need sporadically since I mostly use clamshell mode.

    Apple at least made me really want it based on the $500 entry-level price. But I hate the lack of tethering to my iPhone or sharing the data plan with my iPhone another way. I would only need 3G from time to time, so I'm not ponying up $129 more just for that. I also don't think 16GB is near enough storage. I manage to survive on a 32GB iPhone after dealing with an 8GB iPhone for a year.
  3. macdim macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2007
    If you take a look at David Pogue's review, I think you'll find a more logical and well thought-out opinion.

    He presents two points of view, one from the perspective of the people who would probably frequent tech sites, and another from the perspective of your technologically ignorant parents (or uncles, aunts, grand-parents...).

    Bottom line, according to him, is that as long as you know of its shortcomings (and that it will NOT replace a laptop for many tasks), it's a good product overall, BUT it will be very compelling for non-techies since they have a minimal number of tasks to perform.
  4. Nebrie macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2002
    You can wait for Crunchgear's. They carry an anti-Apple bent.
  5. lotusindigo macrumors regular


    Mar 22, 2010
    You sound like you think Jobs is threatening our way of life, or something. Why do you think his success is a bad thing? What do you think he's going to do with it?
  6. robotkiller macrumors 6502


    Oct 25, 2009
    With the caveat that all of these media outlets have a vested interest in iPad succeeding, I will say that I've been impressed by the unanimity in the reviews. It looks like the iPad is a hit.
  7. flyguy206 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 5, 2008
    Apple makes good products. That is why they are on top.
  8. BobZune macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2007
    I can think of a couple of reasons

    1. It is truly an excellent product (possibly a game changer). [This is my current opinion. Even if it a "big iPod," excellent human factors design can change the game, so all bets are off till you really USE this thing, and these people have.]

    2. You don't get a review product ahead of time unless you are on Apple's "A-List" of reviewers. Not that pointing out negatives gets you off the list, but regular bias certainly will.
  9. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    Wait for the Windows-based website reviews. I'm sure people will be satisfied with their penchant for negativity then.;)
  10. lotusindigo macrumors regular


    Mar 22, 2010
    That's true... if their reviews haven't shown up yet, it may mean that they weren't on the privileged list of favored reviewers.
  11. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    Why is this a bad thing?

    Nothing says that we must purchase one. It's an optional purchase.

    Snort. True! :)
  12. Mark Booth macrumors 68000

    Mark Booth

    Jan 16, 2008
    It's you. You are overwhelmingly negative!

  13. Maaz macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2010
    Yeah man they are very positive. I didn't expect such high praise from such respected reviewers. Great news. I can't wait for this Saturday.
  14. markosb macrumors 6502


    Mar 19, 2010
    Don't feel bad, I am broke as well, but managed to sell some things to buy one, I went with the 16 GB though, I won't use it for movies other than Youtube nor will I use it for comics, the books I have come to 500 MB which isn't a bade deal. Your uses may be different from mine, I have a 8 gb Ipod Touch 2G and I still have almost 3GB left, I just don't use it for what it was intended. Good luck, I hope you can get one in the future, I think the price will drop before year end.
  15. mcnicks macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2006
    It's a conspiracy. Apple deliberately made a good product to force the reviewers' hands.
  16. Jeremy.Gray macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2009
    The reviews do seem quite positive. But what really impresses me is what kind of battery life these reviewers were getting out of the device.
  17. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    I don't know, I didn't get that positive vibe from David Pogue NYTimes. He seemed way more excited and enthused for the iPhone. That being said, I can't wait for Saturday! :)
  18. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    I think the reviews were positive. Overwhelmingly positive? I think that's up to individual interpretation based on what you plan or want to use the device for.

    I think the overall impression of the UI is overwhelmingly positive.

    The form factor falls into a bit of scrutiny (not much) when it comes to weight as an eReader.

    They also suggest that the iPad is not for content creation = long documents unless you have a keyboard

    There are a bunch of other things I wouldn't consider "overwhelmingly" positive across the reviews - but again - it all comes down to how YOU will use the device.
  19. robotkiller macrumors 6502


    Oct 25, 2009
    I suspect he's hedging a little bit in this review.
  20. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2007
    And you're afraid of . . . . . .
    A) Steve Jobs taking over the world?
    B) Your iPhone will no longer be a top seller?
    C) Your own answer
  21. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2007
    There were certainly negative items within the Andy Ihnatko video stream from last night but his positives are the only things that are being quoted in posted review summaries. He was overwhelmingly positive in his comments but the negatives still existed.
  22. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2008
    The NYT article was very negative, the rest have been mostly positive, some even glowing.

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