I’m sure that every single one of you reading this right now has an internet connection and has therefore has heard a little something about the ipad. Most of you have probably already read opinions from people far more educated and important than myself. But I figure with all the hype around this oddly named device why can’t I get in on the pie??
For me, and not necessarily you, the ipad is filling a void I don’t want or need filled. I work on a desktop all day with my iphone beside me, commute underground (killing my 3g) with my iphone, and then go home to where my computer and TV are almost an arms length apart and since I have my ps3 and computer connected I can watch movies I acquire legally on my tv without burning anything.
All of my current internet needs are met quite well and I don’t need another device that is a little bit like one thing (laptop) and a little bit like another thing (iphone) but not quite either of the two to spend my money on, I have far too many expensive hobbies as is.
I have no problem sitting at my computer desk when I need a full computing experience and sitting on my couch using my iphone or ps3 when I just want to browse/tweet/watch videos etc.
To me the price of the ipad, though not nearly as expensive as I thought, is too close to that of a lap top which can do a lot of the same things the ipad can do in some cases better (multitasking) but often not quite as refined.
The things the ipad does that a laptop can’t do are very impressive, don’t get me wrong, but I am not sure I could ever make enough use of them to warrant purchase.
Currently my two apple devices have done a great job of replacing what was before it. My previous mp3 player (which I actually really liked), the mpio fl100, which was actually pretty similar to an ipod since it required proprietary software to use it, couldn’t be used as a flash key, and looked pretty slick.
The nano I have now, though a few years old, is a lot better than the mpio since it doesn’t require batteries or sd cars, and has proven to hold up pretty well to my bmx shennanigans. The kicker here though is that I got my nano for free.
My iphone has also been a significant improvement over it’s successor, my dumb sanyo flipphone, but I waited so long to get a new cellphone that virtually anything other than a Zack phone would have been an improvement.
Apple is great at refining the user experience and hats of to them for doing that as they seem to do a remarkable job of it, but I feel this device might be a tough sell since it’s trying to create and fill a non existent space that might not exist for a reason.
To non apple/non internet addicts I think this will just seem like another fancy doo-dad for metrosexuals.
Prove me wrong though apple prove this rambling idiot wrong!