How good is Apple’s new iPad tablet? Is it going to be the coolest gadget on the planet? –
Well it’s out and in your face, well not really out yet, it will actually ship in March and also in April for the 3G version. Its the iPad and it’s a tablet, will it sell? will we see everyone with one, like we are seeing the iphone in mass use?
One great thing that Apples does is make very aesthetic pleasing products and I have no doubt once you see one of these devices up close and personal it will have a lot of appeal and leave you with a sense of wanting one. The same designer; Jonathan Ive has been involved and he has come a long way since design toilet appliances, I think it will get the early adopters and Mac nuts, but once the price bracket has been dropped then we will see if the mass public is interested.
Its kind of strange as it’s a halfway between an iphone and a 13″ macbook – but I wouldn’t use it as a phone (kinda of a throwback to the clunky phone days…) and I want more control of my operating system as a computer, the iPad comes with the embedded OS similar to iphone.. so would I use it as I have both an iphone and a macbook?
I initially think that it will be hard to justify and the iBook reading thing doesn’t cut it for me – I like to read hard copy on paper, call me old fashioned. But I must admit I do do a lot more on my iphone for online surfing, blogging, email and find the small display a bit of a drag whereas the 9.7″ screen on the iPad would be a lot more preferable to use – but the thing won’t exactly fit snug in your pocket – hopefully version 2 will have the option of folding in 2!
For me right now – my jury is still deliberating.