[NTLK] IT HAS ARRIVED!
doriath22 at msn.com
Mon Apr 5 09:03:51 EDT 2010
I agree with your sentiments: I, too, have a reluctance to stick my neck and wallet out as an early adopter, and haven't (yet) bought an iPad.
That said, I'm not really sure we can call this version 1.00, since virtually all the iPad technology is borrowed from the iPhone and iPod Touch. The new thing is the form factor, and a few software tweaks to make it work. With this, therefore, technologically it's a lot more like an incremental upgrade (iTouch 4th generation?) than an entirely new product. Apple's now got quite a bit of experience with these products, since their debut in 2007, and it's much easier to get everything right when it's just some upgrades (including form factor) than were they to roll out the technology for the first time. Even then, though, they did well. I have a 1st Generation iPod Touch which I bought after seeing a friend's and being blown away by it. It's a good device, and while not a Newton OS-wise, has no bugs or foibles. The only complaint I can register is the lack of internal speaker, and that has long since been rectified with subsequent generation devices, including the iPad.
> Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2010 00:51:21 -0700
> From: anasazi4st at me.com
> To: newtontalk at newtontalk.net
> Subject: Re: [NTLK] IT HAS ARRIVED!
> On Saturday, April 03, 2010, at 03:46PM, "Chris Chapman" <chrisc30 at me.com> wrote:
> >My iPad just arrived too.. wow..
> Okay...so here's a question for all of those who have already ordered and are receiving their iPads....
> The general consensus (amongst many tech-minded individuals) is that you don't buy version 1.0 of anything...hardware or software.
> *AHEM*, having said that--why are you buying what is essentially v1.0?
> NOW, I KNOW that none of you actually SAID that (at least, on the record)...but what you are doing is playing, uh, heck out of my decision-making process.
> I was thinking about getting an iPhone...but I am under contract with my current service provider until 8/19/10 (and there's a $200 ETF [early termination fee]...so I started thinking: why not get an iPad now (or, in the forseeable future)? Then, when the BlackBerry contract is up, just go with the iPhone straight away.
> SO...what can you tell me about v1.0?
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