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      04-30-2010, 03:26 PM   #23
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Oh, and i would rather have a freshly printed book in my hands rather than pay the same (or more if you buy the book on amazon) for a bunch of bytes.
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Oh, and i would rather have a freshly printed book in my hands rather than pay the same (or more if you buy the book on amazon) for a bunch of bytes.
My gf bought me a 3G yesterday, in part because I'm so derisory of Apple products. So far it has its pluses and minuses, like anything else, but one benefit I do like it the e-reader function. i read a LOT and usually on a trip I'm hauling two or three books and a few magazines; very handy to have those in digital format. THat said, Apple's selection of books sucks. It looks like I'll need the Kindle app to get a lot of my Favorite authors. (No idea what's up with that capital F...)
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Been wanting to buy one but they've been sold out at all my local apple stores and best buys for the past 2 weeks!
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Been wanting to buy one but they've been sold out at all my local apple stores and best buys for the past 2 weeks!
It will be a while before you can just walk in and buy one. For hers, she pre-ordered and got it the day of release. For mine, she made a reservation last Saturday and it came in on Thursday. I haven't heard of a backlog of more than a week, though people are predicting that when it goes on sale overseas, especially amid rumors there's a shortage of the displays they use.
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^Just as a follow-up, Apple has extended the wait times on their web site from 5-7 days to 7-10 days...
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      05-22-2010, 09:07 PM   #29
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Im in the IT industry and know that this device will change the personal computing world. If you cant see that or admit to it, then your ignorant.
So am I.

No, it won't.

No, I'm not.
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So am I.

No, it won't.

No, I'm not.
Amen dude.

But he had already pretty much said he was in the marketing side, so I don't think he was really speaking from an IT techie perspective, which is ok too.

This will be a success for Apple. Period. There's no doubt about that. But there's no changing of the landscape of technological devices here. It's a neat little gadget creating its own niche. Kinda like the X6, but more sensible.
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I wonder when Apple is going to bridge the gap between the iPhone and the iPad. Just think of the possibilities.
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      05-23-2010, 10:51 PM   #33
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I wonder when Apple is going to bridge the gap between the iPhone and the iPad. Just think of the possibilities.
Ala X1, X3, X5, X6?

Here's the ingenius bit - they've turned their functional limits into assets, by turning these devices into appliances rather than pcs. The reason most people have a toaster or microwave or George Foreman grill is you don't always need the heavy equipment for a simple snack.

Same with the iPad - you don't always need the full magilla of a pc when you're traveling, so this gives you some of the key functions without needing to haul a laptop around. In trade, you get longer battery life and lighter weight, same as your toaster is smaller and uses less power.

See it for what it is - a great toaster, 4 slices, does bagels and thick breads, numerous settings, looks great on your counter - and you'll appreciate it. Try to use it as an oven, and you're asking for frustration.

They're making far greater in-roads with these devices than they ever have in the pc market (where they're 6%).
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When the iPad first came out, I thought it was a big waste of money...and most important...could not figure out where it could fit in my life...technologically speaking.

Anyways, I took the plunge a few days ago and frigging love this thing. I'll always need my MacBookPro...because sometimes you just need a real computer...but this is a nice break. It does things that you don't need a laptop for, and stuff the iPhone doesn't do...because it's just not comfortable surfing and stuff on an iPhone(or any PDA) for a long period of time.

Excuses, maybe. Happy? Yes.

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I finally got mine after ordering it and love it. Love surfing the web on it.
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