LOL, now everyone is making an iPad "like"

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  1. RunOverProducti macrumors regular

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  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    ??

    Companies have been making tablets for years.
     
  3. mingoglia macrumors 6502

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    Companies have been making them for years as was said. Hell, devices resembling tablets have been used on Star Trek. Take the Apple blinders off.
     
  4. master-ceo macrumors 65816

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    word. Tablets are nothing new
     
  5. RunOverProducti thread starter macrumors regular

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    What's so especial about the iPad then?:cool:
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Nothing, really. Fanboys and the hype machine have blown most of the "novel" aspects of the device so far out of proportion that people (like you, based on your posting history) have no grounding in reality.
     
  7. mm1250 macrumors 6502

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    BTW, the Steve Balmer video was produced before the iPad was released. So not sure what the OP is thinking. Way to much drinking the apple koolaid!
     
  8. RunOverProducti thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't consider myself a "fanboy" I've been a PC for most of my life, just last year I purchased my iMac(and I can see the difference)

    So, why doesn't other companies have "fanboys" to blow there products out of proportion?
     
  9. Capt T macrumors 6502a

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    I have used those other tablets. A few different ones. The difference with the iPad is the interface works really well because it's OS is made to work with touch input, is sleek, and doesn't weigh as much as a laptop. Has nothing to do with any of the fanboys.
     
  10. zoooj macrumors newbie

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    Sure, nothing new. Though, the iPad will be the first one that reaches a mass market as well as revolutionising the publishing/education markets.

    I know we can already buy and read books, newspapers, elearning etc in a secure online environment. However, this is going to make it much less technically complex for businesses to set up and use. Training companies and other education providers may well ship an ipad at the beginning of a course with materials included and then use them to upsell and cross-sell other products.

    The big difference is that people now trust Apple products following the last 10 years of success going from the first new iMacs, iPods through to their latest incarnations and the iPhone. The Windows launch of their table thing went down like a knackered lift. The launch of the iPad couldn't be different.
     
  11. RunOverProducti thread starter macrumors regular

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    The CES was 20 days apart from Apple keynote, so if the video was produced before the Apple keynote why didn't the Slate come out already? Is it a waiting game to see how the iPad those?
     
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    I can't tell if you're being serious or not. If you think other companies don't have fanboys, search for a "Windows vs. OS X" or "Zune vs. iPod" or "emacs vs. vi" thread.

    You're certainly entitled to your opinion. On other tablets I can use a stylus, I don't have to sync it with iTunes, and I don't get fingerprints all over the display. Different strokes.
     
  13. wombat888 macrumors 6502a

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    I can't think of very much that Apple originated as far as the concept behind it, but I can think of a lot of things Apple has done that stand out from prior/other options.

    I chuckled at the launch of the original iPod, because mp3 players were nothing new even at that time. But I missed the point - it's not the bulletpoint feature list, it's how it fits into your life.
     
  14. BaBaBoooooooey macrumors regular

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    yes tablets have been out for years,
    but when was the last piece of technology that people are so passionate about?
    Everyone has an opinion on it.
    Like or hate it..Everyone knows about it.
    Lets see what happens when the laggy HP slate comes out.
    My guess is that it will end up just like all the other tablets the HP has put out..
    without a splash and will fade into obscurity.
     
  15. lilo777, Apr 25, 2010
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    It's not about the gadget, it's about the company. Apple is the only company that spends that much on false advertising causing a lot of resentment. That's all. Some people after watching too much of "think different" advertising start really thinking that Apple products are different. They are not. But their fans are (different).
     
  16. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Where's the false advertising? Apple doesn't false advertise, they emphasize the positives and gloss over or omit the negatives, just like any good marketing strategy would.
     
  17. lilo777 macrumors 603

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    So, you admit that it is a false advertising. And yes many (most) companies do similar things but none did it on such scale. And it worked. To the extent that people started thinking that Apple is the most innovative company. Little did they know, Apple actually spends 8...10 times less on R&D than companies like Microsoft or Nokia.
     
  18. iRabbit macrumors 6502

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    You can use a stylus on the iPad if you want. Dagi Stylus or Pogo Stylus are just two you can buy.

    The "Tablets" that have been out for years have never really caught on. There was even a company that made an Apple Tablet (ModBook). They never got popular because they relied more on handwriting recognition (if they were the slate type) and "typing" with a stylus is not at all quick. The convertible types were bulky. And NONE of them were designed from the ground up to use a touch interface.

    THAT is why the iPad is different. It's going to bring tablets, finally, to the masses. It's a pleasure to use. It's small and light. It doesn't just feel like a computer you have to touch... it's a device meant to be touched. It brings some of the tactile sensation back to electronic media... something that's been missing.
     
  19. BaBaBoooooooey macrumors regular

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    What did they say it does that it doesnt?
     
  20. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    The situation I described is hardly false advertising.

    Citation?

    Yes, and you can also use your finger on any of the HP Tablets that have been out for years. It's a matter of optimization; the iPad is clearly a touch device.

    Irrelevant, as this doesn't have anything to do with whether or not Tablets existed before the iPad.
     
  21. BaBaBoooooooey macrumors regular

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    very true.
    How many phones are out there that LOOK like the iphone?
    the truth is there is NO OTHER PHONE that is as responsive or as easy to use as an Iphone.
    they may look like it..they may have a bigger screen (HD2) but that doesnt mean anything.
     
  22. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    What I did notice is that Steve Jobs has a much smoother and more level diction along with nice hand gestures, whereas Steve Ballmer sounds kinda out of breath, with mouth brimful of drool and rushed (to the toilet?).
     
  23. iRabbit macrumors 6502

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    They might as well not have, since most non-geeks didn't know they existed, nor did they care.

    What Apple has done is new. If you can't see the difference between the iPad and Tablet/Convertible computers/notebooks, you're blind.
     
  24. RunOverProducti, Apr 25, 2010
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    I agree, Apple didn't invent the cellphone, they figured out a way to make one better. Same thing with the iPad.
     
  25. Capt T macrumors 6502a

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    Excellent. As do you with an opinion. So all fanboys comments left at the door. Which tablet is it that you use? And what are the features you like about it. Or what have you been using it to do? The main Programs you use on it every day for productivity. I am interested.
     

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