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Old 02-04-2010, 09:34 AM
 
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I think the Ipad will move many units, but not just your normal PC and Iphone folks will be buying. I see it hitting a much wider market.

For example:

The post-iPad digital home

Also, just wait until something like this comes out next: (bye bye keyboard, game controllers...midi devices.).
That would be cool, but for a couple of things:

1. The guy who wrote that already has a MacBook Pro and Apple TV - not exactly your average customer; and

2. The iPad isn't going to do the wireless syncing and streaming that would make that scenario possible. Although I agree this wouldn't be a major hurdle to cross, the 75 million iPod Touches and iPhones out there would be capable of this too, and there's no reason to think Apple would wait until the iPad is out to make this possible.
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:43 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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I read somewhere that it is pretty much incompatible with common e-book standards such as Amazon's Kindle. Apple seems to be building its own consumer electronics platform based on proprietary rather than open standards. The wrong direction in my view.

Funny how every decade another company becomes a giant, till people start to be afraid of and pissed by its dominance and look somewhere else.
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:47 AM
 
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No, there is already an iPhone Kindle app that will work on the iPad, although it might not look great because the iPhone apps have to be zoomed in to fill the screen. But I wouldn't be surprised at all if there is a Kindle iPad app. What you're talking about is iBooks, which is Apple's new ebook store. It will use the epub format, which is fairly common.
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:11 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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the iPede?
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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My doctor has a laptop with a swivel.
It's a laptop and a pad. Seems worth the extra $1,000 it costs over the iPad to me.
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:53 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Default The Apple vs PC battle is tired

This whole Apple vs PC battle is an overplayed, meaningless, tired nerd feud that has no place in today's world. Any technological device that makes my work easier, gives me the information that I need when I need it, and provides me with the type of entertainment that I want when I want it, IS GOOD. I have a laptop with MS and an iTouch. I'm good to go. My daughter in college prefers Apple products. GOOD. At work, PCS are preferred. Blackberries and IPhones are used interchangably. It works and it's all GOOD.

Technological advances are good from everyone's perspective. I applaud the iPad.
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:05 AM
 
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This whole Apple vs PC battle is an overplayed, .....
What was the point in raising this issue in a discussion about the iPad?
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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What was the point in raising this issue in a discussion about the iPad?
With all due respect, the Mac versus PC slant was introduced in the very first message.
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:20 AM
 
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It's probably never a good idea to buy the first release of Apple hardware, knowing they will release a 2nd more improved model soon thereafter.
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iPad Study: The More You Know, The Less You Want One - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20100206/tc_pcworld/ipadstudythemoreyouknowthelessyouwantone - broken link)

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The more people know about the iPad, the less they want to buy one, according to a study released Friday. But, are we expecting too much?
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