Alright well, there’s been a fair bit of buzz for awhile now.. since the announcement.
I’ll admit, it looks great, it really does. However.. surely Apply could’ve put a bit more thought into it?
To be fair, there will be a fair bit of bias coming from my side because I’m just not an Apple user (how can I be? I’m a gamer, LOL; no BootCamp/Wine doesn’t count because you’re still piggy-backing another OS).
Thoughts from reading: this review
So my thoughts with the points made: (In red).
- It’s not light. It feels pretty weighty in your hand. – isn’t the point of the iPad to use it on the fly? If it’s heavy, will this be practical enough?
- The screen is stunning, and it’s 1024 x 768. Feels just like a huge iPhone in your hands. – 1024 x 768.. really? But then again, I’m not a fan of small resolutions – but neither should Mac users with their 20″~32″ inch monitors or whatever.. I want to point out.. “Feels JUST like a huge iPhone in your hands.”
- The speed of the CPU is something to be marveled at. It is blazingly fast from what we can tell. Webpages loaded up super fast, and scrolling was without a hiccup. Moving into and out of apps was a breeze. Everything flew. – Internet speeds are relative, it’ll differ for countries and ISPs – scrolling was without a hiccup because the page managed to load fast.. but why did it load fast?
- There’s no multitasking at all. It’s a real disappointment. All this power and very little you can do with it at once. No multitasking means no streaming Pandora when you’re working in Pages… you can figure it out. It’s a real setback for this device. – Right here, because you can only do one thing at a time – all resources (or most) will be focused on that one activity. Hey doesn’t this really feel like a big iPhone? I heard you can’t multitask with that too.
- The ebook implementation is about as close as you can get to reading without a stack of bound paper in your hand. The visual stuff really helps flesh out the experience. It may be just for show, but it counts here. – I can see it, like.. you can tell this is how the future will be like, it’s a start I suppose. Would’ve been better as a 16:9 screen and not a 4:3 – 16:9 rotated would work well for readings IMO, can double for video too.
- No camera. None, nada. Zip. No video conferencing here folks. Hell, it doesn’t have an SMS app! – Um.. do I need to say anything here? Oh yes, the iPhone has an advantage over the iPad, GASP!
- It’s running iPhone OS 3.2. – But it’s not an iPhone.. right??
- The keyboard is good, not great. Not quite as responsive as it looked in the demos. – No comment on this.
- No Flash confirmed. So Hulu is out for you, folks! – IIRC, there was no flash on iPhone either? Why is this.. why can’t they just get it, there’s so much you can do with it.. even my Nokia 6500 has flash =____=.
On a different note: reading around in a thread labeled – Practical uses for iPad?
The best response was probably:
Hard to say. Maybe a nice solid platter to serve appetizers and have a fancy wall paper underneath. Too thin to be a door stop.
– sting7k, 2010
In all honesty.. it really feels like Apple is trying to milk whatever money they can, releasing whatever product and putting an ‘i’ in front of it so that fanboys/girls will hype it up.
If it just had a few more tweaks here and there.. it’s own OS, multitasking, flash.. just to name a few – I would’ve definitely gotten my hands on one.
I’ll be looking forward to the reviews when it’s released.