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    Razrrob
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    My wife has an iPad (free from work). If I were a college student or retired it would be nice – but as a working stiff I find it has little utility. I told her to put in the truck just in case we get stuck in the snow we could wedge it under the tires.

    #183226

    grmonkey
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    it works for the weirdest things LOL

    APPLE doesnt know its potential :p

    and itouch is the same thing as an ipad!

    come on apple fan boys and girls. y are you kidding yourself?!?

    #183227

    Ronen Halevy
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    Yeah the only real purpose I have seen for the iPad was as a gaming device. Otherwise you may as well use a computer apple has it so locked down

    #183228

    beamolite
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    Apple has everything locked down. It’s for that reason I detest my daughter’s iPod Touch.

    #183229

    acwyau
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    I agree, if I wanted to carry a 10 inch tablet around with me during my workday…I will just keep using my netbook.

    #183230

    parked
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    HOW DARE ALL OF YOU!

    You guys are nothing but a bunch of Apple haters and you should be ASHAMED of yourselves! Steve Jobs has done wonders for the world of electronics and he and his mock turtleneck should be given due respect.

    Juuuuust kidding.

    #183231

    Luis Merlos
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    lol I have to say the iPad did bring the new tablet trends they didn’t invent the idea they are just good at selling you anything they make.

    I had a chance to play with one for a week or so and i did not find myself wanting to use it. On the times i would use it would be outside of work but the thing is like carrying a brick around. Only works on wi-fi at least the one I used.

    #183232

    DanielH
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    Apple users will deny it but Apple is more a luxury item than it is a tech company. I can’t remember the exact number but IIRC 80% of the people who waited in line to buy the iPhone 4 on the first day were existing customers, not first time buyers. Steve Jobs is good at marketing a product, not much debate there. However, do you necessarily need the product and is it the best product out there, I’d certainly have to wonder. I mean, for one, they come out with a new iPhone every year. Why not offer a complete product for once so I don’t have to buy a new one over and over…try, because Apple would lose money. And two, talk to some of the Apple users that you know, are they able to justifying buying Apple products no matter what price? Like I said great marketing, Apple has a customer base that will buy no matter what the price is. For the highest priced iPad, I could get a pretty decent ultra portable laptop or for $100 more, a Macbook. For $500 less, you could get an EeePC, no app for the internet needed :)

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    DavidB
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    Razrrob said:

    I told her to put in the truck just in case we get stuck in the snow we could wedge it under the tires.

    I kinda wish we’d had an iPad in the car last time we went driving on the beach. Got stuck big time and didn’t have ANYTHING in the vehicle we could use to dig us out. It’s size would have made for a nice shovel. As it was we ended up having to call for a “beach tow” (guy with big truck with fat tires and a tow strap).

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    parked
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    dshcpa1 said:

    Apple users will deny it but Apple is more a luxury item than it is a tech company. I can’t remember the exact number but IIRC 80% of the people who waited in line to buy the iPhone 4 on the first day were existing customers, not first time buyers. Steve Jobs is good at marketing a product, not much debate there. However, do you necessarily need the product and is it the best product out there, I’d certainly have to wonder. I mean, for one, they come out with a new iPhone every year. Why not offer a complete product for once so I don’t have to buy a new one over and over…try, because Apple would lose money. And two, talk to some of the Apple users that you know, are they able to justifying buying Apple products no matter what price? Like I said great marketing, Apple has a customer base that will buy no matter what the price is. For the highest priced iPad, I could get a pretty decent ultra portable laptop or for $100 more, a Macbook. For $500 less, you could get an EeePC, no app for the internet needed :)

    Yep, that’s what they call Sheeple.

    And, whenever it’s pointed out that a current Apple product is missing a certain function, my Apple-enthusiast friends will always say, “Yeah, they’ll fix that in the next model. I’m getting it when the new one comes out in a few months.” Haha.

    #183235

    Terrence T
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    Well… the white iphone is still not in sights..

    #183236

    beamolite
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    You have to give Apple credit for bringing the tablet computer to the forefront. Tablet computers have been around for awhile but never really caught on until now.

    #183237

    Ronen Halevy
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    Yeah it is because they were all running Windows until now. I had a Lenovo x61t with both Windows XP and then Windows Vista. Both sucked balls in tablet mode.

    #183238

    Terrence T
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    I have to agree with ronen on the msoft issue. :D

    #183239

    citystars41
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    haha someone at best buy sold someone on an ipod touch as calling it the ipad nano, which is pretty close to being correct. made me laugh real hard

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