I want one. How much?
I want the one in the second picture — the one 2-stories tall. the other one is too small.
I sooooo want one. And it does what again?
Frank FTW! I just want the black shirt and blue jeans. They seem to only come out when something cool happens. I want to be cool too, just without the bald head.
What good is it? Is it a larger iPhone without the phone, a glorified iTouch, or a smaller laptop without the capacity? It’s just a gizmo as far as I can tell.
Also, the eyestrain factor for using it as an e-reader seems an issue. Kindle technology is easier on the eyes. Plus it’s too big for an e-reader.
Pretty much a larger iPhone without the phone and without the camera. $500 base price for the 16GB WiFi only version. I don’t really see the appeal.
I agree with Greg and Johnny. It’s a glorified Kindle with color.
Frank! You said that all wrong. You should have said, It’s a glorified Kindle with color!!!!
Now the Apple police will tut-tut you.
But seriously, if I am going to buy an e-reader, why would I choose a Kindle over this baby?
You save $200.
And listen: I’m a Mac guy from way back. But facts is facts, and this comes from the same place the old Newton came from — an inordinate techie love of gadgets.
The iPod is a necessity, tho. Just to keep my cred.
I’m not sure what it is for. I have an iPhone, it is amazing. Would I want to lug the iPad around instead? No.
Would I love to have one? Of course!
Would I spend even $500 on one? No. Way.
I have a Kindle. It’s ok. Just ok.
Why would you buy a Kindle over this? No idea why. You don’t even have to buy a Kindle to use the Kindle, via Amazon’s Kindle app.
Would I rather have an iPad to travel with instead of lugging a laptop or even a netbook? Of course.
Will be interesting to see how it does.
So, if I have no netbook or e-reader or iPhone or iTouch, would that perhaps up the ante for y’all wanting one?
Am I the only guy left amongst the Lord’s prophets who has not yet bowed the knee to….I mean gotten one of the above mentioned gadgets?
Gah, I set myself up for humiliation with that comment for sure. I meant to say if y’all didn’t already have one of those gadgets, would you covet this gadget more. Not that my lack of gadgets would want you to buy a new gadget for yourself.
However, if it moves you to buy me a gadget, be my guest!
Next on the market from Apple: the iWant.
David, have you sold everything you have and given it to the poor?
@Brad: I still have no idea what you are trying to say, they say the third time is the charm though.
Yeah, I communicate like this and I had to teach on Daniel 9 tonight. So I will break it down to the various quandries.
The bottom line is that I have been saving up for an e-reader and was waiting to see if the Tablet would fit the bill. If you didn’t already have a Kindle, would you be more tempted by the iPad?
@Brad Clarity in expression is a virtue! Now I get what you are trying to say.
If I did not have a Kindle, and I wanted an e-book reader, I would buy the iPad.
If you have to ask …
So I drop my kids off at AWANA last night and the wife and I go to Panera to have some non-interrupted conversation and some soup and sandwich. At the table next to us is a couple with a pretty silver Mac laptop, and their watching the sales pitch for the iPad via the wireless at Panera.
My wife gets up to refill her drink, so I ask the husband, “I get being curious about that thing — I’m curious about it. Are you actually interested?”
He essentially gives me the 5-minute MacAddict “Hell yes”, and the case he makes is essentially the case for a netbook — which, incidentally, you can get at WalMart for about $300.
I was stunned — and I love my G4 laptop, and my iPod touch and my old video iPod with the circular menu wheel. Don’t drink the Kool Aid, people!
I will, however, accept one for free if Apple wants someone to review it on a widely-read non-tech blog in order to amp up the hype.
So I ask, who is responsible for naming it the iPad anyhow? I’m guessing no women were involved.
Disclaimer: I have a marketing background, I like gadgets, and I’m fairly tech savvy. I’m well aware of all the problems with Win PCs, but I’ve resisted the cult of Mac and the cooler-than-thou vibe.
So am I missing something here? This really looks like a product in search of a market. And it seems this is driven by Apple’s having created the expectation that they’re going to come out with a mind-blowing gadget every year or so. Yes? No?
It’s all about Apple planting its flag firmly in the “e-reader” marketplace. As iTunes was to music, so Apple is hopeful that iBook will be to books/magazines, etc.
There were many people who were VERY skeptical of iPod and iTunes. And, 250,000,000 copies of iPods sold and one billion app downloads, and who knows how many music downloads on iTunes, everyone has learned that such strategies are not to be ignored, but embraced.
People looking for an “Apple Netbook” do not understand what the point of the iPad is.
Time will tell. Apple’s “marketing background” and “tech savvy” factor is very, very high.
if the iPad has a decent word processor it could be a very inexpensive computer and replace a lot of traditional laptops.
From what I read yesterday, it will support an iPad version of the Apple iWork suite of resources: word processor, spreadsheet, etc.
ok, i’m in!
My adult daughter has a Mac and loves it. I’ve stuck with Windows over the years, and the two of us have become slow and crotchety. I’m not sure I can do much about myself, but perhaps I can do something about Windows: toss something (my WinLap) through one of them. I’m seriously looking at the iPad (and Sarah Flashing, your comment about no women being involved in picking the name is one of the funniest comments I’ve read in ages) because I think I could get along with just a reliable Apple netbook that doubles as an ebook reader. Particularly one that’s small enough to stuff in my briefcase, if necessary. It’s too big to be my phone, so I wouldn’t want that. For all that it can do, it seems reasonably priced to me. The only thing it seems to be missing is a USB connection.