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Apple Prices iPad from $499, Critics Label it Simply a Giant iPod
Apple has unveiled the new iPad today, and priced it from $499 for an entry level model while a 64GB version will set you back $699.
However, many critics are already labeling it as simply a 'giant iPod' in initial media reports.
Below are the included features and an outline from Yahoo (linked above) of anticipated features that failed to materialize for Apple's iPad:
iPad Included Features:
- App Store
- Home Screen
- Spotlight Search
iPad Failed Features:
- No 3G support for Verizon
- No jaw-droppingly new user interface
- No built-in camera
- No Flash support
- No user-replaceable battery
- No TV subscriptions
- No iPhone software 4.0 announcement
- No iPhone for Verizon
Is anyone here planning to pick up an iPad? Feel free to share your comments below!
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01-28-2010 #2imtoodvs Guest
so... what is it?
its pretty my a king-size ipod, someone please correct me if i'm wrong.
01-28-2010 #3Spikey123 Guest
The one reason why I don't buy Apple products is because of the no user replaceable battery in the other apple products. It does look like a jumbo Ipod touch. I don't own a Ipod even my MP3 player is my PSP
01-28-2010 #4LordVox Guest
It looks like it IS a jumbo ipod, but that is not really a bad thing. The ipod/iphone has been a huge hit, why not try to make it an e-reader, better web computer, or a superior netbook type device?
I have an ipod touch and a mac laptop, so I would not buy one of these, but it may be great for some people. I'm more disappointed that Apple is still wedded to AT&T in the U.S. and not Verizon compatible, as well as the fact that iPod and iPad have NO Adobe Flash support.
01-28-2010 #5xerotyme Guest
Internal documents reveal the official launch date is July 2nd. It will be CDMA with LTE (long term evolution) forward compatibility as well as featuring a removable battery... So you may want to save some cash from your tax returns folks.
01-28-2010 #6kakarotoks Guest
lol, I've just watched the 1h30 keynote from Steve Jobs.. this is crazy.. I thought, ok, if it's less than 100$, then yes, otherwise, not worth it... but damn, it's so expensive..
It's not really a big ipod touch, more like a no-keyboard-with-touchscreen netbook...
I think it would be cool to have.. but I'd probably never use it.. if only someone would donate it to me...
01-28-2010 #7foresttree1 Guest
all the hype for apples tablets pc and all we get is a oversized iphone. Well looks like this device will not revolutionize the e-book industry. I think i will stick with a laptop for now.
01-28-2010 #8imtoodvs Guest
i just found out it uses the iphone os, this would have been cool if it had osx. id rather have a jail broken ipod touch. a 64 gb touch is $400, so if you must have an ipad i guess $100 bucks more wont hurt so much.
01-28-2010 #9Shrink Guest
You pictured two differently sized iPads here. How can you distinguish them?
01-28-2010 #10ultimateskillz Guest
Another FAD released by apple..