The Keynote was the wrong way around!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by iZac, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. iZac macrumors 68000

    iZac

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    Steve spent all this time talking about how the iPad can use all the software that the iPhone uses, without really ... differentiating it from the iPhone system, leaving things like iWork to Phils little bit at the end.

    In my humble oppinion, they should really be hitting home what unique native applications there are for the iPad. (and should have developed more?) It might seem boring, but really sell what iWork can do and how it can integrate with your Mac, and how you can/could/should be able to stream media and work files to and from your primary machine 'in your den' to your iPad on your sofa. It's the software that will set the iPad apart and "optimised" iPhone apps wont cut it.
     
  2. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    There was an entire segment in the presentation on 3rd party apps. I think the main differentiation is the screen size. Lots more is possible with a larger screen. You are correct, it will be the apps that make or break the platform, but given the huge success of the iPhone I'm sure developers were cranking up last night.

    As for transfering files from Mac to iPad... you can already to that with the iPhone, so that wouldn't be a differentiation b/t the iPad and iPhone.
     
  3. iZac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That’s true, there was the 3rd party apps which even had precedence over Apples own applications, like the ibook reader and iWork. It just felt like they were marketing this as an iPod with a more horse power, which is great a great mindset for developers in WWDC, but not so much when you're in a room full of press, wondering how this device is going to change the world.

    For file transfers the iPod/iPhone is a rightly a parasite device, duplicating your media to take with you. But you can see how this media-centric sofa-dweller should be more like an Apple TV, streaming all your content from your iTunes to your hand? You can still have media content with you when you take it out the house, but its home is certainly be on the arm of your couch :p Its even how Apple are marketing it, with the dude on the sofa or at his breakfast bar in the kitchen. Who wants to go back to their mac, to just upload more movies and music from their iTunes and then go back to their sofa?
     

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