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[Frontpage News]All Things Apple iPad
« on: January 27, 2010, 10:32:04 PM »
What is everyone's thoughts on the iPad?

Device of the year? Big waste of money? Nothing Special?

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Re: [Frontpage News]All Things Apple iPad
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2010, 08:08:21 AM »
First of all, I'd like to point out that you were wrong!!! (so was I)  It starts at $500.  That is a big surprise.  I still don't know what I'd do with a 9.7" iPod Touch though....

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Re: [Frontpage News]All Things Apple iPad
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2010, 09:07:29 AM »
I'm still laughing at the name  ;D But otherwise, seems pretty decent if the price was reduced.
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Re: [Frontpage News]All Things Apple iPad
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2010, 09:46:39 AM »
iAlways.  iKotex.  iPad.  For the special woman in your life.

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Re: [Frontpage News]All Things Apple iPad
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2010, 09:44:18 AM »
First of all, I'd like to point out that you were wrong!!! (so was I)  It starts at $500.  That is a big surprise.  I still don't know what I'd do with a 9.7" iPod Touch though....

My estimation of ~$1000 bucks was when I thought it was actually going to be a Tablet PC and not a glorified iPod Touch.

$500 bucks for what you get is a bit steep, but at $500 bucks it makes it more of an impulse buy for most people than it would at $1000. Also if you want the fancy one with 3G and then factor in the adaptors and such your probably going to be hitting pretty close to $1000 (and still don't have a tablet pc).

Overall it doesn't seem like it was the monumental release like some were predicting, I'm going to leave my wallet in my pocket for the time being

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Re: [Frontpage News]All Things Apple iPad
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2010, 09:38:21 PM »
Interesting follow-up to the original articles:

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9150045/Apple_makes_208_on_each_499_iPad

Looks like Apple is going to be making decent money on their iPads, probably also will be able to drop the prices a bit in the future (production costs will probably also decrease) if they aren't getting the number of sales they want. I would assume for the first 6-8 months these things will be a hot item but after that when more competition is available they might have to drop a few bucks off to get people excited again

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Re: [Frontpage News]All Things Apple iPad
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2010, 04:34:26 PM »
I would buy one if I had the cash to spare. Love my Touch; the iPad would be that much better.  :D

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Re: [Frontpage News]All Things Apple iPad
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2010, 08:26:57 AM »
I'm going to save my cash for a while and see what everyone brings out for tablets before I pick one up. At the end of the day though no matter what I get its just going to be a "gadget" and won't really replace any other device for me