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Well as an avid Apple fan I have to disagree with you. I have both an Apple and a PC (which I hate btw) and I cant wait to get my iPad. I have the iPhone as well and I love it. For me the iPad is much easier to carry around vs carrying my bulky 17in laptop everywhere. I am always online doing something and it's a pain to lug this thing around. My iphone is great but the screen is a tad too small to do things online with it. As far as it missing certain things, well there are always ways around it I think it's a great product, a little on the expensive side but that's Apple for you. Most people who talk crap about Apple products really have no clue how easy they are to use and how much nicer they are. Apple really is a great product. I never had problems with my Apple like I do on this thing I have now...I am only on a PC because my Apple was dropped and I swear it takes all I have not to chuck it off the balcony but I guess that is one argument nobody will win..
I think just like the iPhone, that with each model they put out they will upgrade the things it lacks..The one thing I wish they would fix is the flash issue. I can get around it, but it's a pain in the butt! Having flash would be great. I did read that Apple and Adobe have been arguing over this for years.. One of them needs to give!
Originally posted by Damian-007
Hi, I feel sorry for you. having an Apple tattoed on your arm, Why?
Did Apple Give you something for doing that to yourself?
I love my Toshiba Laptop but I won't be getting a Toshiba Tatoo on my arm, that's for sure..
Anyhow, back on Topic.
Unfortunately for you, I do know what I'm talking about and Apple are not the Front Runners in the Technolgy Stakes and their Products are not really that good. I've had a couple of iPhones and Each has had their problems. WiFi crapped itself because Apple made an error in their Firmware. The WiFi chip couldn't handle 100% output and it overheated and died. It was a well known problem. You can read some of the Forums to know how much trouble Apple have had with their Products.
Only Apple would bring out a Phone that could only use Software that was authorised by them. Jailbreak your Phone to run other applications and you can bet your next Firmware Upgrade will render it useless. I do admit that their GUI is one of the best but that will change.
Why would Apple bring out an iPad or for another term let's call it a Netbook, which is, by the way, all it really is, which falls short of the Competition?
A Netbook or Notebook computer has ten times the functionality of the iPad, Yet people will by it. Why people won't buy a better product that probably costs less is beyond me.
The iPad could have been a much better product for Apple. Maybe, Apple, in their infinite wisdom are actually holding the Technology back so that in 6 months time, the iPad you buy today, with no USB, no Multitasking, no choice of Carrier, no voip capability, no Camera, etc, Becomes obsolete and you'll just have to have the latest and greatest iPad? You'll have to spend another 800 bucks. You're old iPad will be worth, what?
I have an ASUS Netbook that has a 3G Modem in it. It has WiFi, WebCam, SSD. It even has, (Drum Roll Please), USB Ports. It takes a Simcard under the Battery. It's been a great little perfomer, running Windows XP. Cost? $199.00
So, If I had 800 bucks to spend on a Computer and I had a choice of an iPad, A Notebook or Laptop, I can tell you I wouldn't be buying an iPad.
When you really think logically about it, the iPad really is a waste of money..
Originally posted by Damian-007
reply to post by mblahnikluver
Oh noes, I spelt Tattooed wrong. Sorry.. As far as Quoting goes, I have no idea why that happened. I can't fix it no matter what I do? Now It's fixed.
Well, I have nothing to prove either. The proof is in the numbers.
What is the most used computer system in the world? I think you'll find it's not a Mac.
As far as Phones go, Apple had a good run but, the novelty is starting to wear off and the Kids have lost a little interest in the iPhone.
The iPad? We will have to wait and see. Like all novelties I think this may end badly for Apple. Depends on their Marketing Skills..
[edit on 4-4-2010 by Damian-007]
Originally posted by Faiol
The only guy in this thread that may need it, its the guy that spends 200$/month in e-Books, but he could buy an netbook for half of the price, and it may provide a good experience for the price.
Originally posted by mblahnikluver
it's all good
Yes the most used system IS Windows but that is because people cant afford Apple or choose not to use it because they dont know how to. This is an argument neither of us will ever win
Sorry the novelty isnt wearing off as far I can see.