I was always wondering why Frogboy would always complement GPG on things, never raising complaints when updates were buggy as hell.
But now I understand, Frogboy is to nice and is critical of nothing.
iPad is for people with more money then thought processes.
This article is just...Oh the Mac user mentality!
I know this sounds like a troll piece, but the truth is Steve Jobs could release an overpriced hair drier that looks oh so smooth and people would que up and eat that stuff up.
Enjoy your pay for everything, no 3rd party apps, itunes crap, oversized iphone in order to view emails and no flash machine that can't have memory expanded hipster machine. Have fun multitasking too, maybe you can take a picture on your 4:3 ascept ratio machine and send it to me, oh wait, it can't multitask or take pic-....Never mind, sorry.
Nice trolling Koush...
"iPad is for people with more money then thought processes."
Obviously you need more money
Anyways my thoughts on the ipad and No im not a Macshole..... The worst thing about owning an ipad is taking it in public where other people see me with an apple product and presume i'm a stuck up jerk-off (a fair assumption). The worst thing about purchasing the ipad was having the douchey apple dick give me his look of shock when i told him i didn't know what "Mobile Me" is and that i don't own a Mac Console. The way i saw it, i was infiltrating enemy territory to steal their tech.
So obviously I own an ipad and unfortunately i love it. I picked mine up about 3 weeks ago as well. The day after the slate got canceled. I would've preferred to have a slate due to: codec compatibility (mkv, xvid), webcam for skype (for my kids and their grandparents), upgradeable storage and windows OS. But alas the slate is no more. I thought about waiting for an android tablet but decided to go for the ipad anyway.
Please note that I also have a Motorola Droid, ipod touch and my wife has an iphone through work so i am intimately familiar with these devices.
The main reason i wanted one was simply movie watching. I get tired of watching my kids shows and love the portability of PMP devices. They also help pacify my toddlers at dinner and wherever else kids get antsy. Originally i would watch movies on my PSP. Downgraded screen size to increase portability with an ipod touch (jailbroken of course). Replaced my touch with the Droid phone which offered increased screen size and resolution, which relegated my ipod to music. No i didn't get the 3g. I can root my phone to make it a wifi hotspot or just wait for android 2.2 which is being released to developers this week (and hopefully to consumers sometime this summer)
Now i had always thought to myself that if a larger PMP came out i would be very interested in it. I looked at the archos players but they weren't all that great. So then i was faced with the decision, wait for another player or just grab an ipad now.
Now i love my droid, but the interface isn't as polished as apples. I love customization though so i prefer the droid over the iphone. I've also replaced my droid once since it was released due to it crashing without recovering.
The android marketplace sucks in comparison to the appstore though. (not the apps, just the store itself)
Anyways check out this article, it's basically saying that apple's strength is the 'appstore'. (and I agree)
First jailbreak available: July 8, 2007.
First 3rd Party Game: August 2007
(hundreds of FREE apps available in Dec of 07.)
Appstore opening July 10th 2008.
Just based on those dates it is a very reasonable conclusion that Apple did not intend to run third party apps on the iphone during it's development. The appstore is therefore a direct result of the hacking community's jailbreaking of iphones with the desire to run 3rd party apps.
So my point here is that I bought the ipad due to its evolutionary increase in screen size, resolution & storage capacity. It is truly a nice piece of hardware, but not without some SIGNIFICANT faults. If Stev-o added a webcam, additional storage options, and replaced the shitass connectivty options then these faults would be alleviated. The device supports up to 720p video files, but NOOOooo you can't port that out to a TV without the resolution being downgraded *at this time. Seriously? i mean SERIOUSLY? FFS Steve-Jo....
SO what changed my mind from thinking that the ipad was just another step in evolution to being a truly revolutionary product. Here is a list of reasons:
1. Korg & looptastic
2. Ice Hockey
4. Plants versus Zombies
1. korg, a well respected electronic music device manufacturer has released an app that is basically one of their high priced synthesizers for $10. This frontier is absolutely amazing. There are already a number of synthesizer applications on the ipad market that are typically high priced hardware proprietary. This gets these expensive hobbies into everyones hands. I followed a product called tenori-on for quite some time but just didn't want to swallow the $1k+ price tag. Looptastic is the way electronic music should be done live... Now i have a multitude of choices and can spend a lot less money to get better results. No im not a music producer but this sure seems fun.
2. Ice hockey and other basic 2 player games. It's a wonderful thing to break out the ipad and play some basic yet fun games with my kids, wife, coworkers etc. Reminds me of being at the ole arcade playing on those 8 bit cocktail table machines.
3. Mixr, portable DJ Mixr, i'm not a DJ - yet.
4. Plants versus Zombies, the large screen allows us to be able to play this popular game. My 3 year old son loves this one.
And yes, this device has such a wonderful interface that my 3 year old can navigate it.
If i want to run the free cydia apps, i can just jailbreak it. I'll wait until i have a good reason to do that.
Im looking forward to the release of the android tablet. I may get one of those as well. (then my wife can have the ipad)