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Re: OMG the iPad

Postby emiller3 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:13 pm

No SD slot, and it's SSD.

The only peripheral thing announced was the dock connector, but I'm really curious what you can output to a TV with it. It'll probably be as useless as the iPod Touch is for a home theater media solution.

http://www.apple.com/ipad
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Re: OMG the iPad

Postby Frank Delicious » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:15 pm

I might buy one just for the new MLB at-bat App, this thing looks awesome.

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Re: OMG the iPad

Postby SkaBob » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:17 pm

If there's some way to use a real keyboard with it, it won't be utterly useless...Unfortunately, no matter how good Apple's handwriting recognition is, there's no substitute for how quickly I can type when it comes to a portable internet capable data device that's meant to be carried around with you
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Re: OMG the iPad

Postby emiller3 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:18 pm

There's a dock-connecting keyboard and stand that you can buy for it.
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Re: OMG the iPad

Postby veganray » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:20 pm

Virtual keyboard on the touchscreen with optional dock-connected non-virtual keyboard:

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Re: OMG the iPad

Postby SkaBob » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:22 pm

Yeah the external dock keyboard is what I meant. The on-screen keyboard is useless for writing code with, which is about 60-75% of what I'd use a device like that for.
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Re: OMG the iPad

Postby pointdisc » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:50 pm

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Re: OMG the iPad

Postby Timko » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:53 pm

SkaBob wrote:Yeah the external dock keyboard is what I meant. The on-screen keyboard is useless for writing code with, which is about 60-75% of what I'd use a device like that for.


I doubt there shipping XCode with it, and, unless there's a IDE App being developed, I think you're SOL.
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Re: OMG the iPad

Postby SkaBob » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:04 pm

ew...IDEs are for rookies.

All I need is an ssh client...maybe a copy of vim for iPood
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Re: OMG the iPad

Postby garublador » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:09 pm

emiller3 wrote:Carrying around an iPad like a phone would be hilarious. It does look like a giant, fat iPhone. They could start making shirts with a giant pocket from your chest to your belt so you could slide that bad boy in and out any time someone Skyped you.

But what I said was that I wished they'd offer a 3G plan for my iPod Touch like they're offering for the iPad, unless you were being sarcastic and I just didn't get it.
I read it wrong. My guess is that I really wanted someone to say they'd use an iPad instead of a phone because that would be hilarious. I pictured someone with an iPad in one of those silly cell phone type holsters on their belt.

I saw that it also has GPS. I wonder if there will be a giant mount for your dashboard. You can also use it as a giant compass. The giant applications are endless! Well, endless as long as you already have a computer (I wonder if it has to be giant, too) to plug it in to.

I would say that 10 hours of web surfing is impressive, but because all they did was cram some of the components of a cell phone into a 9.5" x 7.5" x 0.5" case, they must have had a lot of room left for the battery.
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Re: OMG the iPad

Postby Frank Delicious » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:14 pm

xposting from another forum:

"I don't see what the big deal is with the iPad, it's been out in Boston for like 3 years"
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Re: OMG the iPad

Postby garublador » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:49 pm

Frank Delicious wrote:xposting from another forum:

"I don't see what the big deal is with the iPad, it's been out in Boston for like 3 years"
More like 8 years.
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Re: OMG the iPad

Postby SkaBob » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:49 pm

Am I reading right on the engadget comments...This thing won't run Flash?

How exactly does it do all the youtube stuff listed on it's site?
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Re: OMG the iPad

Postby Timko » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:10 pm

Youtube has it's own special app on the iPhone that launches from a URL. I would assume the same is true for the iPad.
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Re: OMG the iPad

Postby emiller3 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:15 pm

SkaBob wrote:Am I reading right on the engadget comments...This thing won't run Flash?

How exactly does it do all the youtube stuff listed on it's site?

Yep, YouTube App, which is just an H.264 player I think.

Still no Flash and no multitasking, this thing is just a glorified iPhone. Seems pretty pointless to me, it'd need to be closer to a Mac than an iPhone to make it worth it.
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