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RE: Apple's big announcement. - 27/1/2010 6:57:33 PM   
adambatman82

 

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Who's going to buy that If it could fit in a pocket I'd get it but that's just...

I mean, how heavy is it for starters? Typing away on a touchscreen phone is one thing because they weigh almost nothing but a screen like that would need to be comfortable to hold one handed, unless people find hunching over a desk staring down to be a comfortable working position



It weighs 1.5 pounds. Based on what Steve Jobs' saying now its books where this really shines.

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RE: Apple's big announcement. - 27/1/2010 6:58:35 PM   
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I'm really unimpressed in that it's basically a big iPhone... but at the same time I really want one! 

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RE: Apple's big announcement. - 27/1/2010 6:59:00 PM   
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RE: Apple's big announcement. - 27/1/2010 6:59:58 PM   
adambatman82

 

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I'm really unimpressed in that it's basically a big iPhone... but at the same time I really want one!


I don't want one as much as I thought I would. If I get funding for my PhD I will tho (y'know, for text books)

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RE: Apple's big announcement. - 27/1/2010 7:01:56 PM   
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The thing runs iWork, which is Apple's version of Microsoft Office.

With this sort of software I can see where its separating itself from the iPhone. I could see teachers using a unit like this.

< Message edited by adambatman82 -- 27/1/2010 7:03:20 PM >

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RE: Apple's big announcement. - 27/1/2010 7:03:59 PM   
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I'm just unshure at who exactly it's marketed at? They say it's a bridge between an iPhone and a Macbook but if you have both then surely it's only real purpose will be as an eReader? And who is going to pay around 600 for an eReader? Plus you can read eBooks on the iPhone anyway. I think this is a case of Apple trying to create a market rather than service one.

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RE: Apple's big announcement. - 27/1/2010 7:04:13 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: adambatman82


quote:

ORIGINAL: Hood_Man

Who's going to buy that If it could fit in a pocket I'd get it but that's just...

I mean, how heavy is it for starters? Typing away on a touchscreen phone is one thing because they weigh almost nothing but a screen like that would need to be comfortable to hold one handed, unless people find hunching over a desk staring down to be a comfortable working position



It weighs 1.5 pounds. Based on what Steve Jobs' saying now its books where this really shines.


Yet for a fraction of the cost I can pick up a book for a fiver and fit it in my bag, leave it on the beach etc and not have to worry about it getting stolen or damaged.

Why would someone buy an ebook for that price?

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RE: Apple's big announcement. - 27/1/2010 7:06:17 PM   
HIM


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quote:

ORIGINAL: adambatman82

The thing runs iWork, which is Apple's version of Microsoft Office.

With this sort of software I can see where its separating itself from the iPhone. I could see teachers using a unit like this.


If I were teacher I'd rather have a physical keyboard, especially for lots of typing.

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RE: Apple's big announcement. - 27/1/2010 7:11:05 PM   
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So its basically a really big ipod touch?


I was just about to say.... as if i phones werent big enough to hold to your ear!

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It's te iPad.


I love the way that was written



wow. it really is big!


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RE: Apple's big announcement. - 27/1/2010 7:11:15 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

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Who's going to buy that If it could fit in a pocket I'd get it but that's just...

I mean, how heavy is it for starters? Typing away on a touchscreen phone is one thing because they weigh almost nothing but a screen like that would need to be comfortable to hold one handed, unless people find hunching over a desk staring down to be a comfortable working position



It weighs 1.5 pounds. Based on what Steve Jobs' saying now its books where this really shines.


Yet for a fraction of the cost I can pick up a book for a fiver and fit it in my bag, leave it on the beach etc and not have to worry about it getting stolen or damaged.

Why would someone buy an ebook for that price?


Tru dat,tru. Alas it isn't just an e-reader is it tho? It does everything else too, I see it as an ultra convenient computer that does more than the usual netbook. I'm personally looking forward to the day when my book and magazine consuming is done digitally, as with Borders closing I'm really struggling to get hold of half of the magazines I read regularly. Something like this would remove the problem I'm having.

This video, by a design agency convinced me that e-reading is potentially amazing. -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I85louNXoS8

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RE: Apple's big announcement. - 27/1/2010 7:13:13 PM   
adambatman82

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: adambatman82

The thing runs iWork, which is Apple's version of Microsoft Office.

With this sort of software I can see where its separating itself from the iPhone. I could see teachers using a unit like this.


If I were teacher I'd rather have a physical keyboard, especially for lots of typing.



I mean in the context of standing in front of a class and teaching via a whiteboard. Lecturing if you will. I can easily imagine using such a device while lecturing.

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RE: Apple's big announcement. - 27/1/2010 7:15:47 PM   
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Are we taking bets to see how long it will be that naming stuff wiith an "I" at the start becomes uncool?

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RE: Apple's big announcement. - 27/1/2010 7:16:22 PM   
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RE: Apple's big announcement. - 27/1/2010 7:19:02 PM   
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Are we taking bets to see how long it will be that naming stuff wiith an "I" at the start becomes uncool?


A long time ago! Apple even were on the brink of dropping it a few years back, but it would appear the branding is just too strong. It's quite funny when you think that the "I" actually stands for "internet", which in 1998 when the iMac was launched was actually a major selling point for a computer system.

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RE: Apple's big announcement. - 27/1/2010 7:19:04 PM   
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RE: Apple's big announcement. - 27/1/2010 7:20:10 PM   
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Tru dat,tru. Alas it isn't just an e-reader is it tho? It does everything else too, I see it as an ultra convenient computer that does more than the usual netbook.




But it's size is comparable to a laptop, even if it's lighter. You would certainly have to buy a bag of some sort to keep it in so are not saving space either. It would be more sound to buy a 13" macbook than an iPad I think. Same sort of size, more power, more options, etc.

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RE: Apple's big announcement. - 27/1/2010 7:21:17 PM   
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It's $500. $11 more expensive than a kindle. Thats much cheaper than I was expecting, and half the price of the $1000 predicted.

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RE: Apple's big announcement. - 27/1/2010 7:22:32 PM   
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So will the thing come with a protective cover? Say what you want about a laptop, but at least you can protect the screen.

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RE: Apple's big announcement. - 27/1/2010 7:24:05 PM   
adambatman82

 

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Tru dat,tru. Alas it isn't just an e-reader is it tho? It does everything else too, I see it as an ultra convenient computer that does more than the usual netbook.




But it's size is comparable to a laptop, even if it's lighter. You would certainly have to buy a bag of some sort to keep it in so are not saving space either. It would be more sound to buy a 13" macbook than an iPad I think. Same sort of size, more power, more options, etc.


Its half the price of a 13'' MacBook, and closer to the size of a magazine.

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RE: Apple's big announcement. - 27/1/2010 7:25:09 PM   
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You can get a keyboard for it. I need a new laptop so I'm actually reall tempted by it, especially with that price point!



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RE: Apple's big announcement. - 27/1/2010 7:28:54 PM   
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So will the thing come with a protective cover? Say what you want about a laptop, but at least you can protect the screen.


Theres this protective case -



And this rather cool Dock. Perfect for a teachers desk when theyre not holding it in front of a class-





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RE: Apple's big announcement. - 27/1/2010 7:30:18 PM   
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You can get a keyboard for it. I need a new laptop so I'm actually reall tempted by it, especially with that price point!





Beat me to it! The price is the real killer aspect. I cant believe how low it is.

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RE: Apple's big announcement. - 27/1/2010 7:35:01 PM   
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Are we taking bets to see how long it will be that naming stuff wiith an "I" at the start becomes uncool?


My money is on about 2 years ago.

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RE: Apple's big announcement. - 27/1/2010 7:44:41 PM   
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The conference is over. Im surprised that nothing else was revealed, and it would appear that the iPhone operating system is staying the same in the meantime, at least if the OS of the iPad is anything to go by. The iPad is available in 60 days. I might buy one.

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RE: Apple's big announcement. - 27/1/2010 7:47:44 PM   
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I will go on in my life reading physical books and magazines on the train, listening to my thirty quid mp3 player and my basic mobile phone.



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RE: Apple's big announcement. - 27/1/2010 7:48:49 PM   
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This is going to be on the channel 4 news in a second.

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RE: Apple's big announcement. - 27/1/2010 7:49:13 PM   
HIM


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The conference is over. Im surprised that nothing else was revealed, and it would appear that the iPhone operating system is staying the same in the meantime, at least if the OS of the iPad is anything to go by. The iPad is available in 60 days. I might buy one.


Is it not 60 days stateside. They mentioned that International deals will be done by June/July.

I'm no Applist but my phone contract is up May. Do you reckon we'll see the fourth gen iPhone in June?

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RE: Apple's big announcement. - 27/1/2010 7:53:45 PM   
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8484060.stm

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RE: Apple's big announcement. - 27/1/2010 8:04:54 PM   
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You can get a keyboard for it. I need a new laptop so I'm actually reall tempted by it, especially with that price point!





But a basic model is only 16GB and has no 3G. You'll have to cough up more for the extras, as usual

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RE: Apple's big announcement. - 27/1/2010 8:05:28 PM   
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Will the 20" version be called Max iPad?

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