"This will be the most important thing I've ever done." -Steve Jobs

gothamm

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really?

this goes to show that not all sources are reliable. I also remember reading another article which claimed that Steve Jobs was having sleepless nights trying to perfect the tablet.
 

NT1440

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Like with each of Apples world changing (no thats not fanboy talk, the mac, the ipod and the iphone DID each change the world) devices, you have to wait at least a year or two before you see why.

This could very well have been the most important thing hes ever done. Thing is, you have to wait to see how it affects things and we certainly can't do that when its not even for sale yet.
 

JayLenochiniMac

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This could very well have been the most important thing hes ever done. Thing is, you have to wait to see how it affects things and we certainly can't do that when its not even for sale yet.
I'm not sure how making a bigger version of the iPod Touch is the most important thing he's ever done. That distinction belongs to the iPhone.
 

gothamm

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Like with each of Apples world changing (no thats not fanboy talk, the mac, the ipod and the iphone DID each change the world) devices, you have to wait at least a year or two before you see why.

This could very well have been the most important thing hes ever done. Thing is, you have to wait to see how it affects things and we certainly can't do that when its not even for sale yet.
Unless he has a vision for it what us mere mortals do not see, the iPad is going to be the next apple TV.

It could've been so much more, and sold like hotcakes. Multitasking, front facing camera, FLASH. you know where this is going...

I suppose people were expecting too much of it, but thats apple's fault, for creating the hype, with those well executed internal "leaks" and what not.
 

wackymacky

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I thnk Jobs has delusions of grandure.

He believes that the iPad will change the face of publishing and written media.

That's what he believes this device is all about.

He was right about the iPod and music. I'm not sure if he is right about this.
 

agkm800

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Good news for Jobs is that incredible 3rd party apps will save the iPad in the end.
 

talkingfuture

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The back of beyond.
I think it may be right. This is the architecture of the next ten years of Apple products. It brings together itunes, multitouch, the app store, iPhone OS and the new A4 processor. This is what the next 10 years of Apple will be built on.
 

netdog

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I bet you guys thought that the iPod wasn't a game changer when it came out too.

Sure, it was just another MP3 player, but there was a bigger plan in place.

I suspect the iPad environment will evolve to even a far greater degree.

Stay tuned.
 

Techhie

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I bet you guys thought that the iPod wasn't a game changer when it came out too.

Sure, it was just another MP3 player, but there was a bigger plan in place.

I suspect the iPad environment will evolve to even a far greater degree.

Stay tuned.
In its current form we see nothing special, however I suspect that the jailbreak community will be able to do some *very* interesting things with triple the power.
 

admanimal

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I bet you guys thought that the iPod wasn't a game changer when it came out too.

Sure, it was just another MP3 player, but there was a bigger plan in place.

I suspect the iPad environment will evolve to even a far greater degree.

Stay tuned.
Here are some comments directly from the thread following the original iPod introduction:

iPoop... iCry. I was so hoping for something more.
Great just what the world needs, another freaking MP3 player. Go Steve! Where's the Newton?!
hey - heres an idea Apple - rather than enter the world of gimmicks and toys, why dont you spend a little more time sorting out your pathetically expensive and crap server line up?
or are you really aiming to become a glorified consumer gimmicks firm?
I'd call it the Cube 2.0 as it wont sell, and be killed off in a short time...and it's not really functional.
All that hype for an MP3 player? Break-thru digital device? The Reality Distiortion Field™ is starting to warp Steve's mind if he thinks for one second that this thing is gonna take off.
...and these are just from the first page...

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=500

The problem is Steve Jobs is surrounded by yesmen and fanboys.
Yes, if only he had some true visionaries like yourself around, maybe he would have really made a difference in the world.
 

Hammie

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I bet you guys thought that the iPod wasn't a game changer when it came out too.

Sure, it was just another MP3 player, but there was a bigger plan in place.

I suspect the iPad environment will evolve to even a far greater degree.

Stay tuned.
I agree with you 100%!

The larger screen has so many more options for apps. the larger real estate means possibly more information can be shown.

And don't ask me which ones can benefit because the apps I use right now, may not be the best examples. Maps, Google Earth, Washington Metro maps, NBC Traffic Cams, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kindle, DirecTV, ESPN Sportcenter Live Game play, YouTube, and Stocks and the main ones I can think of that I use regularly.
 

cb911

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it seems to me that alot of people don't quite understand the potential of the iPad.

yes the iPad as a piece of hardware is not so exciting.

it's the apps that will really make it. (at least for me)
i've been laying in bed at night thinking about a whole bunch of ways that the iPad could be used with new apps.

there's just so much I can think of that will make this a great product and a great way to work.

i say - just wait and see...
 

ss957916

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Good news for Jobs is that incredible 3rd party apps will save the iPad in the end.
TOTALLY agree. As it stands, the iPad is fairly pointless, but it's the 3rd party apps that will make it a useable and useful device.
 

Rapmastac1

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The negativity on this forum is getting out of hand. Half the people complaining about this stuff are complaining about things they don't even know about yet.

Can you see five years into the future? Remember when PCs first came out, IBM said "No one will want these". Now look, huh?
 

VenusianSky

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Can you see five years into the future? Remember when PCs first came out, IBM said "No one will want these". Now look, huh?
The computer industry is much more competitive today than it was even a decade ago. Technology changes more frequently than ever. I think people just expected more from Apple in this day and age.
 

jamesapp

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TOTALLY agree. As it stands, the iPad is fairly pointless, but it's the 3rd party apps that will make it a useable and useful device.
I just want to say about the apps, if the ipad had been more like a computer, with a modified os x, what kind of apps could developers have made for it? I kinda can see how the added real estate could be put to use for the ipad as it is now, but I wondered what kinds of apps coulda been created if the ipad were different?
 

bobob

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Unless he has a vision for it what us mere mortals do not see...
Don't lump all of us mortals into your shortsighted fog.

I believe that Jobs is correct in his statement in the title of this thread.