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Is the Apple iPad a flop?


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Hey guys

Just wondering if you think the name is a complete flop...

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I would pay the $499 but not any more, I mean for $999.00 you can buy a Macbook. Spending upwards of $600-$900 for an iPad is a little extreme.
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For people that currently only own Desktops, an iPad would be ideal (atleast if they only want to do basic stuff on it).

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I own a MacBook Pro -- but I use it to edit video, use it for projects etc....
So an iPad would be ideal for basic stuff -- I think it would also make a great device to take with you when going on vacation.

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To me it basically is Apple's "Netbook".
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For people that currently only own Desktops, an iPad would be ideal (atleast if they only want to do basic stuff on it).

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I own a MacBook Pro -- but I use it to edit video, use it for projects etc....
So an iPad would be ideal for basic stuff -- I think it would also make a great device to take with you when going on vacation.

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To me it basically is Apple's "Netbook".

I agree, I will definitely buy the $499 model. I'm sure Apple will lower the prices within a few months.
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nothing can be a flop before it's launched! there's no commercial yardstick with which to measure it is there? tsch
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It's massive limitations re: running multiple apps, screen size/resolution, etc... are a bit of a disappointment.
It doesn't seem much more useful than an iPhone and yet it lacks the 'fits in your pocket' appeal.
I certainly won't be buying one until they're improved beyond recognition.
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Just how large do you expect the screen on a portable device like the iPad to be? 10" is plenty for it's intended usage.
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Just how large do you expect the screen on a portable device like the iPad to be? 10" is plenty for it's intended usage.
Totally agree. All they need to do is patch the OS for multitasking and its good to go. I don't think this will flop as long as Apple figures out what they can do with it. I'm not sure if they want to compete with Kindle/Nook or Netbooks....heck, maybe they want to take on both markets.

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When did the term pad suddenly only refer to feminine hygene products and nothing else?? It's a funny, crude joke, but it certainly doesn't make the name a flop. I do seem to recall the word "pad" being used to describe a few other things like
paper pad,
key pad (or number pad),
padlock,
mouse pad,
bachelor pad (a particularly non-female reference),
launch pad,
landing pad,
drum pad,
brake pad,
control pad,
sketch pad,
D-pad,
cooling pad,
heating pad,
wrist pad,
mattress pad,
lilly pad,
and so on and so on.

You know, I think I'm starting to see a trend here! It almost seems like the word "pad" is meant to refer to something broad and flat. And that seems to describe the iPad pretty well. Is Steve Jobs some kind of mad genius for making this association, or is the collective world of journalism pretty much like a crowd of middle school boys?

You decide.

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or is the collective world of journalism pretty much like a crowd of middle school boys?

You decide.
I've already decided that makes up 90% of the population including women.

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I think first you need to define "flop".


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nothing can be a flop before it's launched!
Obviously, it's a total flop. Apple hasn't sold a single one!
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I really don't understand the draw that everyone has towards multitasking on a mobile device...it's not designed to be a workhorse, it's designed to be an extremely mobile device used for access to the web and email among other things...how often would you really even need to access two programs at the same time? I've had windows mobile devices that would "multitask" and it didn't work worth a crap, nor was it extremely useable on a small screen anyway.

Not to mention, with a 1GHz ARM, and the functionality of the iphone OS, it's just as good as multitasking. If you need to go from e-mail to web, it's two presses at best and, at least on my iPod touch, it's just as quick if not quicker that doing the same thing on my Macbook.
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Seems everyone that is not happy with its ability missed the big slide shot of a device
that fits beteen the phone and the computer and if it had all the features a lot of people wanted do they really think it would only cost them 499.00 and weigh only 1.5 lbs and not overheat.
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Who knows. I bet it will sell well. I'm not interested in owning the current version. Perhaps v2 will be more appealing. I will add that my Mother, who is a nursing professor and is starting to use tablets professionally, is kicking herself for buying a Kindle before Christmas. She now wants to switch her clinical students from the Kindle to the iPad once she gets a chance to test drive it. Point being, I'm sure there is an audience that will buy them - just not me.

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