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Reports coming in weigh strongly, and I do mean strongly, in the direction that most people are finding it even better than they were hoping for. And for an Apple product, which is usually over-hyped to begin with, that's saying something.
I'm sure I'll be getting one sooner or later, but I want to know more about it before taking the plunge.
I've been discussing the iPad with a friend recently and i was totally against it because of ergonomics. I'd really hate to work with it. But he got me with "just imagime it at home as a remote control on the couch table".
Tell us more abobut the experience with it, Mark!
Arvind Mahendra wrote:What is going to come after iPad?
Second-guessing what Apple will do next could be a full-time job (I think they call it "Analyst").
I've proven I'm very bad at it:
I laughed when I saw the first iMac. But it saved the company, and I've owned three.
I though the iPod was a ridiculous idea for a computer company. I've owned four.
When rumors of an Apple phone began, I scoffed. A phone? Get real!
I kept my mouth shut when they announced the iPad. See, I can learn.
Joined: Jul 14, 2007
Well if you ask me, I think with the iPad its the end of the iPx series. The iPad is actually the second tablet from Apple and I think this is what they had been shooting for all along especially after Jobs came along.
The term PDA was coined by Apple, which shows they were trying to create a market for themselves in this area long before anyone else but couldn't find success. They knew it had potential but probably couldn't find a way to get it in the hands of mainstream tech users owing to very poor penetration of Apple products in general. iPods and iPhones opened up a whole new market of people would would make this deice a stellar success this time around. I feel so baited.
I imagine Steve Jobs is talking to me:
There Will Be iPad
Drainage! Drainage, Eli, you boy. Drained dry. I'm so sorry. Here, if you have a milkshake, and I have a milkshake, and I have a straw. There it is, that's a straw, you see? You watching?. And my straw reaches acroooooooss the room, and starts to drink your milkshake... I... drink... your... milkshake!