So what exactly can you do with the new Apple iPad?
That question will likely be best answered by what apps - or mobile applications - become available for the touch-screen device.
Ahead of the iPad's Saturday release, Apple decided on Thursday to put more than 2,500 iPad apps up for sale on its App Store, giving techies a first glimpse at an answer to that all-important question.
Reviewers who already have the iPad are weighing in. Note that these apps are generally pricier than those for the iPhone or iPad Touch. The big difference? iPad apps are bigger, allowing for fancier designs.
Here are a few iPad apps that caught our eye:
Check out the Apple App Store through iTunes to see a full list of the iPad apps available now, with prices and screenshots. With the exception of the iWork apps, we haven't tried these programs yet, but we'll report back as soon as we get our hands on an iPad.
Posted by: John D. Sutter -- CNN.com writer/producerFiled under: Apple Apps Games iPad
Looks like you pre-purchased the "iNotfunny" app.....
Just reading about the Netflix app makes me want one more. Thanks a lot. Now they are sold out everywhere.
I want a stylus and drawing app that works with the iPad.
Popular Science Magazine will launch on the iPad tomorrow:
Have you ever heard of an open marketplace? Simple concept really. People (and companies) are able to bring products / services to market that they believe will sell as an attempt to make a profit. Apple feels that the iPad will make them money. However, every other company on the planet or even new companies can bring products to the market that they feel are better or fit a different need.
If you are someone that thinks they will benefit from the iPad, then buy one. If you are someone that has an opinion about why it shouldn't be purchased, then just shut up and don't buy it. You are not more intelligent than everyone else, so stop trying to push your opinion on others who could care less what you think.
Ipad, igad, ieverything – inuts all about iapple !
"Have you ever heard of an open marketplace? Simple concept really. People (and companies) are able to bring products / services to market that they believe will sell as an attempt to make a profit. Apple feels that the iPad will make them money. However, every other company on the planet or even new companies can bring products to the market that they feel are better or fit a different need.
If you are someone that thinks they will benefit from the iPad, then buy one. If you are someone that has an opinion about why it shouldn't be purchased, then just shut up and don't buy it. You are not more intelligent than everyone else, so stop trying to push your opinion on others who could care less what you think"
– – Ever hear of free speach. If you don't want to hear what I post then don't read it. I could care less what you think
Oddly I don't remember any tampon jokes when IBM released its ThinkPad series of laptops. Which would seem to be even more of a thigh slapper: 'Think Pad!' Har, har, har.
Ever since Apple released the Mac in 1985 the haters have gone looking for some reason to dis it. Hard as it is to believe in 1985 that included such wacky never to catch on with serious computer stupid gadgets like mice, GUIs and on screen menus. Everyone knew that real men used command prompts and F-Key combinations.
On another site some guy says he has 300 books in his office and none of them color. Well I guess he isn't in any of the sciences or most tech fields, a B&W Astronomy text seeming to be pretty useless as would most circuit diagrams.
I think it will be a big success but as Settle Down points out who cares what I think or you think, if you want it, or need it (and it will be essential for some market niches) buy it. But jeez making fun of its name is kind of lame fifth-grade playground stuff. Somehow I doubt that all the junior law partners laugh their asses off when the senior managing partner says 'pick up your legal pad'.
$13.99 steep! For an interactive ebook? Thats a bargain. I think the reviewer has been spoilt with all those .99cent iCrap apps.
Back in the day when the internet was fairly young I was developing multimedia on CDroms – that came and went as the Internet matured. I forsee an explosion of interactive ebooks/media for the iPad. Gonna be crazy.
Mike – How much less could you care?
Well, iAm amazed at how many people feel the need to voice distain over a product they have never used, and compare it to devices it has very little in common with. Apple has often flown in the face of criticism to correct the path technology takes, and the rest of the industry follows. I find the bashers comical, mainly because they don't understand what they are seeing. Too far intrenched in what they know, and unable to see why this changes the rules. (Intuitive, instant on/off, and a surface you can customize in endless ways to suit the need of the user.) "Pads" like this will be EVERYWHERE in 2 years, being used in ways we cannot imagine yet.... And BTW, for the people saying, "I could care less what you think." That means you care. The phrase, correctly stated is: "I COULDN'T care less what you think.... I just needed to point that out.
RGS – Just reading about the Netflix app makes me want one more. Thanks a lot. Now they are sold out everywhere.
Not cutting the iPad as I would like one also but if you have a netflix subscription ($9.99 per month) you can view movies on your laptop using a web browser.
I currently do this and it is great!
There's a good reason why Apple products garner so much attention. Apple is an influential company that takes chances and believes that design and ease-of-use are essential to their success. Rather than tearing them down for this, we should applaud a US company that takes such initiative, whether or not we buy their products. The auto industry could learn a thing or two from Apple.
ipad and its apps are greatly overrated–give me my laptop and or pc and I'll run circles around a basically inferior way to do things you can do now much better with existing equip–tech–and you will miss
–greasy fingerprints blurring a very hard to see screen
–apps you pay for that I can get free for my pc/laptop
–no flash video–a real pooooooh baaaahhhh
–you need a second chunk of craptzzz to enter text anywhere like a pc
i pad–no thanks
ba-haha. ok that was funny
Grats to all the i-junkies on your purchase
I love that the addicts get so defensive about the device. There are as many folks who will slam it as support it. So much drama ready to be made.
now kids can get fatter sitting around doing nothing.
Just picked up my pod 3 hour ago, WOW this thing is great, its just pure fun to play with.
Well guess what....
It's up to the parents whether their kids get one and get fat from it.
Its called Cause and Effect.
Overrated? I think not.
You do know that Apple's stocks make them 3rd in the country.
Someone will like these.
well guess what parents are doing nothing. have you not looked around and seen all the fatties running around. tell them to buy a basketball instead.
apple is lucky they make gadgets or they would of been gone a long time ago with their lousy pc's
@RFA–Carole–not funny. Your remark–yours is funny.
What I don't get is why I have submitted so many comments to CNN over the past year, and none have been tasteless like Carole's, yet mine hardly ever get approved. How does Carole's tasteless and horrible attempt at humor make it on the list?
Probably, CNN won't like this comment, and won't post this one like they never post any of mine, but at least I got to read it in this nice little box before it went away.
The folks finding every reason to slam the iPad – even though they have yet to even see on in person – are simply upset that they totally missed out on the AAPL bandwagon. The positive news and reviews and the sold-out inventory is making me a very happy AAPL holder.
If you Apple-bashers hate it so much, put your money where your mouth is and short-sale Apple stock right now. You'll make a killing in six months right???
Quite possibly the most useless piece of hardware ever to come out of Apple, or ever created. Anyone who thinks this is 'earth shatterting' doesn't pay much attention to technology and is just the "Oh I gotta have the new stuff!" type.
Someone please name ONE THING that I need the iPad for that I can't do on my laptop, be it MS or Apple?
Yea, thought so.
Try out iLineup for ipad
try out this app iwhocares!!
@Eric The iPad is trying to hit a convenience point in size between your laptop and my Kindle. It's not trying to claim "I can do everything your laptop can," it's claiming "I'm smaller than your laptop, and I do more than your Kindle."
Can people really find the NEED for a gadget that is not pocket-sized and if you have to carry it in something, why not your already-functioning laptop? Seems anyone who has an I phone will already have a notebook/laptop.
I'm not sold yet
@Danno iPad marketing hasn't caught me, either, but many of my friends are getting them. Basic profile: they travel for pleasure, so they don't need their laptops, but they're voracious readers. The iPad reduces the book load in their luggage.
Apple is doing what this country has always been know for " "innovation" technological leadership and creativity is what this new economy is about.
Got to love the drama!
iPad (current and future) owners, enjoy your new gadget, live long and prosper.
The rest of us, give them a break (live long, yada yada...).
Just one question for CNN:
If a new product, not made by Apple, comes along – will you give it the same coverage, for free (as is the case here)?
Ok, let me get this straight, half the people dislike the iPad even though they have never got close to it, never used it, and never saw it's full potential.
And the other half of the people love the iPad even though they have never got close to it, never used it, and are unsure of it's full potential.
wow, just like politics :-)
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You wanna know why I ordered 3 iPads? Because last year my iPhone / iTouch apps made me over $300k. This year I'll double that with the iPad applications I already have in development.
My husband is foaming at the mouth waiting for his to arrive. He's no rookie when it comes to techy stuff – it's what he does for a living. He doesn't expect the ipad to do anything that his other stuff doesn't do – but it will definitely fill a professional niche for him in a better way. He plans to load the thing with work manuals, training info, etc and use it on site. He travels two to three weeks a month to client sites and this will allow him to access what he needs with the touch of a finger – much more efficient than dragging out the laptop, easier to see & read than the iphone or Kindle. Did I roll my eyes when he got excited about the latest, greatest offering from Apple – you bet. Am I happy that he's happy and this may make his life a tad easier? Absolutely. It doesn't have to work miracles to be useful.
Why all the haters? To me it's worth it even just for movies, games, and internet. Laptops are OK but for the less technical (like my wife) they are a pain what with driver updates, anti-virus, etc. Will a game work on my laptop? Will a movie play? will a gazillion messages about update this and download that popup when I turn it on? who knows.
what apple sells is simplicity and reliability. that's what impressed me so much about the iphone, it just worked.
alot of it I think simply comes down to your means. If it's like 2 weeks salary for you then no it's not worth it. But if the money's not that much to you then it is.
Well put Settle Down... for some reason I doubt they will listen though... sigh.
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@Settle Down: Well put!
I have no interest in buying an iPad for multiple reasons, none of which are related to $, But I can see how this can add value for many individuals. There are many applications where a tablet device is in fact the best possible presentation.
I could see myself getting a tablet if the following criteria were met:
1) I have a 4G phone that can double as a hot spot, like the upcoming HTC Android phone on Sprint. This would make the tablet useful outside my house and Starbucks.
2) There is a tablet option that can simultaneously support having an IM conversation, listening to a baseball game streaming through the MLB app, and surfing the web. Currently, the iPhone OS can only support on of these at a time, which makes the Android OS very appealing.
3) More memory! perhaps even a single USB.
4) More flexibility for copying content to the device, such as PDFs, etc.
For those who don't care about these 4 criteria, the iPad can be wonderful device.
I am also a regular Kindle and a Kindle DX owner and am on the fence regarding the larger sized Kindle's value. It is marketed as a good platform for reading PDFs from journals, but, frankly, it does a crap job displaying PDFs. While I would never want to read a 300 page book on a display like my iPhone or an iPad (my poor eyes), reading a 30 page PDF from a professional journal would be much simpler on the iPad. Add an app for annotating or organizing, and that would be great. I can see the iPad taking the market for professional journal readers who read PDFs. Textbooks are probably better suited for the iPad since most textbooks aren't read straight through (e.g., Math or Chemistry textbooks). Textbooks that are collections of articles are still far superior on real ebook readers that don't strain eyes.
Have laptops, towers, some fairly powerful systems. Not sure why people can't see outside the box on this, but we are a country of many people afraid of change. Many are so stuck that they cannot see outside the little box they live in inside their heads.
They trash one of few innovative company's that take chances with their products. That place quality over mediocrity.
The IPad and slate systems are not comparable to laptops, get it?? They are now supposed to be a laptop. The Iphone is a great device, but it is small for many things people want to do. I have said so many times I wish I had a device like the Iphone, but with a bigger screen. Apple delivered, and I am happy about that, because I already know of many uses for it. Many that I would dread having to haul a laptop around. Many that will keep working well after a laptop battery dies.
So for heavy work, well I will work on my workstation or laptop. For many of the other things in life I enjoy, but dread using a laptop for, well there is the Ipad. Good Job Apple!
if microsoft mandated that all windows apps be purchased through microsoft and they would take 30% of the profits, how long would it take before the DOJ had them in court.
double standards for the win!
iGlad I spent my $500 on a notebook pc.
mike, if you spent your $500 on a PC notebook and you are happy, why are you then even looking at the iPad articles. It's called masochism. Admit it, you have buyer's remorse inside but you won't let it out.
The iPad will be a new experience and that is what most naysayers don't get.
IT IS NOT INTENDED TO BE A LAPTOP NOR IS IT SOLD AS ONE.
It is a new category of mobile devices that does not need a physical keyboard to do its magic. I like my iPhone and I am sure I will like my 64GB WiFi+3G iPad which I just ordered today from MacConnection.
slozomby, why do you care that Apple takes its 30%. You hate Apple and keep talking about the process rather than what matters to most users, the app itself on this new platform.
iWork is made of three separate apps, each priced at $9.99.
And I'm going to go against conventional wisdom here and not actually comment on them until I've actually used them. I know that's an unpopular approach, but I'm a fuddy-duddy like that.
The iPad will be awesome for consuming media as they say. AND it will do it better, in many cases, than a laptop.
If you travel, it's a no-brainer that the iPad has a HUGE advantage over a laptop. 12 hours or longer battery life. Much lighter and easier to carry.
It does not replace the laptop, but definately fills a void that your laptop or iPhone does not cover.
After reading most of the comments, I hope that it comes with spell check. Especially for the person who talks about free speech and spells it with an "a".
I started using a Mac in the early 90's and have had one since then for 90% of the time. Love my iphone and my MacBook Air because they just work.
As a white 50plus female I am not your typical Apple demographic and i don't care about being "cool." I just want something that works out of the box and keeps working.
Will I buy an ipad? Yes, when they add a camera and the price comes down. Actually, it is already cheaper than a pair of prescription glasses I purchased.
WOW! When was CNN purchased by Apple?
iThink iAm not buying one beacuse iDon't have the money, iWould rather buy a laptop. iAm getting tiered of all the things start with i.
iWork, come on!, you can get open office for free in any laptop (pc or mac)
People that have nothing good to say should not spend their time writing about product that they do not want. Are you guys so angry with your life that you need to spread your poison to others? WOW
Apple you rock!!! Thank you for bringing out an IPad and putting a smile on my face.
The very fact I can read and hold the web like I would with a paper hard bound book makes it 100 time more comfortable to use and makes me a sure buyer for the iPad.
"Can people really find the NEED for a gadget that is not pocket-sized and if you have to carry it in something, why not your already-functioning laptop? Seems anyone who has an I phone will already have a notebook/laptop."
I'm a casual computer user who travels a lot but likes to read books, check my email and view photos and movies everywhere. I think what Apple is selling here is the form and ease of use of the device. If the iPad operates like my iPhone then I can just flip open my case and read anywhere without much preparation or fuss unlike a traditional laptop. The best thing about the iPad is that I can hold it like I would a traditional paper book! That is indeed quite convenient!
For those of you trashing something you have never seen, I have to wonder WHY are you bothering to read the article, and take the time to post about it if you truly don't care? Sounds like you are just jealous. It would be nice if people would give things a chance, then point out issues with something they have first hand knowledge of. I love my PC. I love my Itouch. I love my netbook. And I am sure I will love my ipad, due to be delivered tomorrow. I have "issues" with all of them-things that I would like to see done differently, but if I want change THAT badly, I will go learn the technology and develop my own. Since that's not likely to happen, I accept that all gadgets have their ups and downs. But I am certainly not going to trash one I have never laid eyes on. Bashers-quit being so narrow minded. Soon to be owners-congrats! I anxiously await mine too!
You forgot – Great Frizbee!
Let's see – Connect the dots. Dumb Idea, Dumb Idea, Dumb Idea. I just finished talking to a blue jean manufacturer in China and the jeans with REALLY BIG POCKETS are on the way. Oh, I forgot, the User Manual clearly states "Do Not Sit on the iPad". I figured it would be a good butt warmer for ice fishing.
I have no hate for apple or those who subscribe to their religion. However, I find all these articles on cnn about apple products BIZZARE. I don't understand why a gadget release is so newsworthy. What we are talking about is a gadget that does not even run programs, but instead random "widgets" apple calls "apps". This is not an computer, it's just a neutured iphone with a larger screen. What's all this excitement about "apps"? Maybe it's exciting to have something like the mentioned "NBA STATS" app on your iphone when you are waiting in line at the bank. Why would I run apps at home on this thing when I could real full featured programs on a real computer or load up NBA.com with full flash animation for those "nba stats"? I realize these CNN writers are used to being the tortured few apple user on their company's enterprise network. This must be some validation for them after watching their fellow coworkers do real work while they were trying to eject disks with paper clips. I really hope that these articles are the result of simple apple fanboyism by CNN writers and not because of an agreement for product placement between CNN and apple as others have suggested.
Check out http://beatboxpad.com/ if you like drumming!
CNN is in bed with Apple, it's so obvious. The articles that come out on CNN hype the iPad, while other news sources (like Yahoo news for one) are much more even-handed. Shame for CNN, I always had trusted them not to do this kind of thing ...
I am betting all the negative anti-Apple stuff is mostly from PC users. I remember seeing PC users and their beloved DOS saying they hated the first Macintosh with its mouse and graphic interface too. So now they sit using their Mac OS knock off, called Windows, laughing at the next thing they will eventually be using in a half baked copy version from Microsoft – a multi touch tablet. Funny how history repeats itself.
By the way, where were all the infantile jokes about sanitary towels during the launch if the IBM ThinkPad?
Wired also listed "Beautiful Planet HD for iPad" as one of the Top 10 iPad Apps they're excited about trying: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beautiful-planet-hd-for-ipad/id363660568?mt=8
The iPad is not for everyone. But for my journalist friends, they could not be more excited, smaller than a laptop with the built in 3g capabilities. It is going to make the filing of stories so much easier for them. AND as a teacher, I look forward to this technology. The endless possibilities in the classroom, from presenting through bluetooth or putting grades in the computer while checking their homework.
Enjoy a new product, if you do not want it. Do not buy it. Pretty simple capitalism....
Just a short question
What does the "i" stand for ?
Well, kinda funny to read about peeps that are so negative about it.
Specially the ones that only seen the iPad on the net.
Use it, try it out then rate it.
Got a pc powerhouse laptop and high end desktop pc, and i'm considering getting the iPad.
Also got an Iphone 32Gb gs, bought it cause i got a great deal. If anyone would have asked me if i was gonna get one, i would have said no, cause i thought back then that it was overrated.
After using my iPhone, i will prolly never go back to any other ones...
I use linux so I can assert my technical superiority AND love of a stable, unix-based operating system. That being said I applaud apple for making devices that "just work." Am I self-righteous? You bet.
On the other side, I dislike pandering to the lowest common denominator by selling something as "user friendly."
What apple means by "user-friendly" is "we took all the decision-making out of the GUI. That way you needn't bother yourself with the decisions."
Check out "Art Authority" on the new IPAD. Very cool.
I'm going to keep posting this everywhere, because the haters and close minded keep posting everywhere...
I do not want to lay in bed reading a laptop, can you lay in bed and read a laptop comfortably? I don't mean sitting up in your bed with it on your lap, I mean laying down, on your side, cradling a laptop like you might have cradled a novel in your hands, or how about laying back in your lounge chair or sofa trying to read a laptop? It's uncomfortable its awkward. If I'm using a laptop, I'm sitting up, at a table or desk with a hard surface because I'm being "productive". I'm looking for a different experience with an iPad. I'm kicked back in my lounge chair, or laying in my hammock reading the sports highlights, or reading my news online. I'm laying on the couch checking out a website of a local restaurant because I just saw a commercial on tv while I was laying there watching football...
It's not about what makes a slate or digital tablet better than a laptop or netbook, it's about what kind of preference and choices people like to have about enjoying the media they consume. Damn you people who can't embrace the idea of choices and variety.
I have always been a fan of Apple products. I would not consider myself obsessed with them on a "techy" level, however I use my macbook daily, and have never used a PC. I primarily use my laptop for photo sharing, music, browsing the internet, and email. I am seriously considering purchasing an iPad when this computer (3 years old) finally kicks the bucket. For me, it is a lower price point, and would do everything I need my lap top to do.
Once again the right idea coming from the wrong company... Good concept, cutting edge technology, sure.... but within months maybe weeks we will able to buy some thing similar or better with out the high price, coercive proprietary restrictions, and mediocre build quality.
No doubt Steve will make a mint in the short term from the galssy eyed sycophantic Macophiles that will rush to buy it but its not what the world will using in a years time.
Well this is just what I need.....
an electric book.
How could I have ever survived without it?????
I am sitting here typing on an iMac. My cellphone is an iPhone, I like Apple. I cannot figure out what the value of iPad is, and Steve Jobs will not return my phone call. Why does this thing not have an OS?
If you love music, check out Beatbox Pad.
It looks like an awesome drum kit.
You can see a demo video on http://beatboxpad.com
Someone needs to develop a baseball scorekeeping app for the iPad. Gotta have it.
SuperMadLipz is my favorite. Where else can you get 50 mad libz for only $1.99?!? (they're releasing 30 new ones in the next 30 days) My kids will LOVE this when we head out on vacation next week!
Bought my first Apple product in 1994 (Performa 550). Have a 20" iMac. Love my iPhone, hate AT&T since there is no 3G coverage in my area of Central Florida. Will wait for v2.0 of the iPad (WiFi only) or whatever version has a camera and printing capabilities. I believe I read some company has 'an App for that' so half my concerns have been met. At 68 I tend to look around and trash things I don't need anymore. Hell, I just may get back to actually reading books knowing I won't have to store them in my already cramped living area. Way to go Apple.
Question please. I already have an iPhone and pay $30.00 to AT&T for 3G service. If I buy the iPad will I have to pay another $30.00, or is there some deal for using it on both devices?
Sounds like a large, somewhat heavy and clumsy piece of equipment good to play games on, watch videos but cannot take pictures and you can't talk from it. You can't trust it as a word processor and the fee for the apps is sky high. Who could possibly use that thing? A big strong lazy guy with nothing on his agenda to do except play games or share pictures ? Did Apple make a mistake on that one? Who has that kind of money to waste on a piece of equipment that does nothing new?
I know everyone is excited. I wrote a blog a few days ago about the things which the iPad still couldn't do.
Keyboard that is really only good for IM and email (I have an easier time typing on my iphone, which I use often with the script creation apps)
Not pocket size
NO FLASH SUPPORT
Lack of interesting games (The only decent games I've found in the app store were Final Fantasy and Street Fighter, some of the other console to app games are alright too. But those games only make up for probably 10% of the games out there, the rest are simple games that can almost certainly be found online for free.)
The only real advantage this thing has over an iPhone/Pod is 720p, which really should be 1080p at this stage of the game considering Zune already has a 720p player at a fraction of the size.
I can't see how anyone is justifying paying $500+ for this thing. If it capitalized on the major issues with the iPhone (multi-tasking and flash) then I can see spending the money. This is just a good e-reader that happens to play Bejeweled, big deal.
I'm an IT person and I love slick new gadgets, but this thing is an overrated piece of junk. It's basically a big iphone that doesn't have a USB port or run flash applications. Just a toy for geeks that need to get outside and not sit on their fat butts playing with yet another electronic fad...
Beebs sounds like a statement made from Steve....what's his name? the dude with the new liver, the CEO of Apple...... He is sensitive about that product. We will see how the sales go and how many people actually dish out the do-re-mi for a "fancy" Kindle. I think in six months they will be on E-Bay for peanuts.
Mke/Settle Down: it's I COULDN'T care less, not I could care less.
Got mine, immediately downloaded Motion-X HD so I could give my iPhone away and go back to my Blackberry. (Motion-X was the one app I couldn't live without, and the only reason I needed/wanted an iPhone.) The iPad is going to be my "travel machine" - email, web browsing, and entertainment on the road.
Hey Settledown.. Good point. Now shut up.
I heard that they are coming up with an app. When you install it you dont need tampons.. Is that true?
All, I'm old enough to remember when the PC first came out, and some magazine article called it a solution in search of a problem. There was much conjecture then about whether there would be a market for personal computers. Take the long view, and we'll see whether the iPad or the numerous clones that will follow change things fundamentally or fade away.
OH MY GOD I MUST HAVE THIS MATERIEL POSSESSION!!!!!!!!!
WAIT WHAT DOES IT DO?
Why is CNN pushing the I-Pad so hard??? The folks at Apple must be thrilled with all the pub they are getting from CNN! I personally think this piece of junk will fail miserably. After the new sales wear off, sales will dwindle to nothing and people will realize they would like a keyboard with their laptop!
"I'm going to keep posting this everywhere, because the haters and close minded keep posting everywhere... "
-Really dude??? "Haters", "Close minded people"? It is an oversived I-Phone you fool! Get off your rear and enjoy some fresh air someday why don't you...
"Apple is doing what this country has always been know for " "innovation" technological leadership and creativity is what this new economy is about." Worship and mindlessness are what the masses are know for. iphone apps downloaded reached its FIRST billion before itunes sold a billion songs. Now with the latest gadget you'll have more reason to download apps ranging from useful to virtual zippo (gotta have it for concerts!) to pick-your-nose to Jobs is the greatest. And you'll do it. And adults will spend hours a day playing, I repeat playing with their ipad. How will I live without one?
Why not download your medical history (protected by password, of course), and just have your doctor and dentist simply add to it when you got in for treatment. This could be done on any computer-associated device, of course, but the Ipad is ideal for this. sanjosemike
My favorite app is Fluent News.
As the Globe says, "The iPad is essentially a much larger version of Apple's popular iPhone, without the calling capabilities." I'm off for a (hopefully) 38-mile ride bike ride on this beautiful, low-wind day. I hope everyone is able to enjoy it and get some time outside.
My 3-y.o. 12" touchscreen tablet gets the same job done with some extra weight and a little less slick. I'm not against this product at all, I just hope people realize that the only things really unique about this guy is the size and the ability to run these "apps."
Now to sit back and watch our loyal guinea pigs I mean early adopters shell out a wad of cash so they can reveal to us the bugs, or flaws that need fixing 6 months from now.
for crying out loud,,,it is a large i pod touch that you cant use to make phone calls,and doesnt use flash,,thats all i need to know,,,other than that it looks like a fun toy!!!!
So many small minded, backwards thinking people out there. You are soon going to realize the the world is not backwards-compliant with your outdated need to cling to "the way things were". This is a device that is poised to revolutionize the way information is transported and shared, viewed and accessed over multiple industries including medicine, education, transportation, service, and many others. It is but an early snapshot of where technology is going. Yes, it seems to be useless to some at the moment, but that is because they are incapable of visualizing the potential applications of such a product. The iPad is rife with versatility and ease of use. Try and remember what the world was like without the internet. That was 15 years ago. Many of the products and services emerging today will seem equally as essential and commonplace 15 years from now as the internet does today. The iPad (and the class of devices it is now the face of) will be everywhere in much less time than that. Innovation is the child of future change. Prepare youself by opening your mind.
Hey, it’s a war out there. you’re giving up on the most popular player and leaving iPad owners without the ability to enjoy file sharing sites that use Flash? Note to Steve Jobs: you’re bailing on the most important technology of the next decade. I saw your presentation. For some reason, I had a feeling that you were the only one who was enthusiastic about all the applications. Have you stopped innovating? Maybe you can’t innovate anymore? Is the iPad just a big, flat PR stunt? Do you remember what did you say in Stanford? “Stay hungry, stay foolish”. Maybe you are not hungry enough.
What’s with all the iPad talk again? Has it already been 28 days?
Great. The ringtone on my iPad is already broken and I'm having trouble calling out. :-)
I just got SoundHound for my new iPad and that thing is awesome. I highly recommend you try it.
My iPad will become a home automation control for me. Check out my site for more info – http://www.myiphonehome.com
Loading is just what I saw at the apple store. Played around with it and thought it would be faster. You can say what you want but many of the sites I visit have flash. I was on for about 20 minutes and had multiple times where I was unable to see pics/videos. Also got a link through an email and couldn't see it. This is 2010 get with it. I'll stick with my hackintosh netbook fully running SL, webcam, and dual boot with windows 7.
Would you please stop pimping Apple's products. Jeebus, this is just a glorified iPhone. Nothing revolutionary here.
After watching the reviews on the ipad iwant one! I guess iwait till they get in stock!
Apple products are slightly overrated. Their USP is the touch/feel of their products. While that is very important, it tends to mislead the average buyer into making a purchase he MIGHT regret later.
And I HAVE to say this. The name is such a cliche. iPod.. iPad.. seriously.. hard to believe this is coming from some of the most innovative minds on earth!!
I'd still prefer a laptop to an iPad anyday. Atleast I don't have to pay for my spreadsheets!
iPAD..I want someone with spare icash to buy me one before iGo nuts and buy one, but I'll wait a month or so and get me a iATT IPAD for iSPENT i$700 plus. iWANTA iGET! No mouse – it's about time.
What is this "ooohaaa" about Ipad when you can only access less than a quarter of the websites out there. It does not support "Flash" ?
You cannot access Time warner, Discover card, Chase..any website with FLASH!!!
Flash flash flash flash, its all about the flash! The interwebs runs on flash, because the gold standard is flash. Only cool sites have flash, only cool stuff is flash. I'm gonna go eat some flash with my flash now for lunch. Maybe we'll have flash for dinner too. My favorite ATM uses flash, it makes withdrawing money fun!!!! All this talk about flash is making me warm and tingly. I caught my dog chewing on some flash, but he was very happy after that. Now I play chase the flash with him in the back yard. He runs forever if I'm throwing flash. What would we ever do without flash?!
Does FLASH make anyone more productive? Or, is it mostly for watching videos of cats playing the piano? Whenever I get to a website with a fancy FLASH intro I always skip it. And, I don't sit around all day watching internet videos. I use my computer to create content, design, and make money ... to contribute positively to society. I can't remember a time when I thought to myself, "Gee Whiz, I don't know what I'd do with my time if I didn't have FLASH." If your life requires FLASH you probably live in your parent's basement playing pre-pubescent "fantasy quest" video games.
What people are not thinking about, apparently, is that the APPS will make the difference. I haven't spent a lot of time looking, so I've seen very little about the iPad. But I have seen enough to know that the APPS will make this thing something you will want to have. These are going to be EVERYWHERE.
I am not the first to say this on this site but it is true, in a couple of years there will be devices like the ipad everywhere. This is the future if computing, accept it.
So many comments crticizing the iPad ask, what can you do with an iPad that they cannot do easily with a net book or laptop.......
I got one for you, how about posting a comment on CNN criticizing those who hate the iPad, while sitting on the can.
my IPAD keeps freezing on me – its annoying!
what is this i pad i keep hearing about? I am amazed at how much spare time people have to rant and rave about apples and some sort of pad.
Besides iNnovation in technology, Apple has brought the world us the endless use of "i" in front of words. It really is a brillaint sort of branding, much like McDonalds provided this to a plethora of everyday items – McNuggets, McDouble, McLovin.... iAm going to use iWords in all of my e-mails today because iWant to see how many people iCan annoy with my onslaught of iLingo.
Just to be in accordance with this blog, iDo want to mention that while iFeel the iPad is an iMazing advacement in its own right, Apple should have done a better job at creating a device that is more appealing to the masses. We live in a world where multi-tasking is iSsential, and by producing a device that does not iNable mutiple apps to run simultaneously seems a bit sketchy to me and much like a money making scheme to iMprove Apple's stock. iGuess iWill just have to wait until the newer model becomes iVailable in 3-4 months at a reduced price. Until then, iWill pass on purchasing an iPad, despite the iNconvenience of having to wait for a newer model.
"The iPad (and the class of devices it is now the face of) will be everywhere in [short amount of time]. Innovation is the child of future change. Prepare youself by opening your mind."
That's pretty much what everyone was saying 15 years ago about the first gen of tablet computers. Will it be different this time? Maybe. Certainly the battery life, display, weight/size, and touchscreen capabilities have gotten a LOT better. What still hasn't really changed is the in-betweenness of the form factor and functionality.
The basic problem is that it's barely more functional than a smartphone (less so, compared with some new phones), and almost the size of a small laptop or a PC tablet with a foldout keyboard. And it's a closed, proprietary platform; lots of apps (some good, many useless), but I can't run the same programs I use on my desktop or laptop PC.
I'm sure it's a great color e-reader. And I could see it being useful for a traveler who would otherwise be using a laptop (with worse battery life/form factor) as a simple web browser/email reader/movie viewer/casual gaming device. There is some potential as an "on the couch/in-bed" computer, but... I already own a laptop that works pretty well for that.
I'm not sure it would cut it for a business traveler who needs to write as well as read email, maybe edit/create presentations or reports, etc. It certainly isn't going to replace a laptop with mouse/keyboard for technical work or most content creation.
I am excited to see so many people talking about the iPad. My personal history with technology begins with the early use of real slates, chalk and the hectograph. I was there when early computers made their entry into society. I have used many types of computers and I must agree that the best performing and easiest to use Apple computers are still the ones that the ordinary user can easily use. What I love best is the intuitive way that Mac's and Apple products help me do what I need or want to do.
The iPad is going to open up doors for many people. I like the comment from the lady whose husband is putting all of his maintenance manuals on the iPad. I wish I had one for my husband with all of his manuals for his tools on it. He can never find them. And imagine how college textbooks and school texts can be taken with you so easily and at a reduced cost to students and schools. I am so sad to see students loaded down with those heavy backpacks full of heavy books. If nothing else, the IPad can reduce back pain among young people.
As an older person, the ability to read books on a lighted screen will be a big advantage over the small print in most books. The Kindle, while nice, is too small. Also, I was very impressed with an iPhone app that will be wonderful on the iPad. It is called UnColor. I saw a mother with a cranky 2 year old give her phone to the child with this program and the child was immediately engrossed in this. Then I got to do it and I loved it also. I am not much for games except for my 1970s Battlestar Gallactia hand held but I really liked this one.
For all of you PC fans out there, I'm sorry. I've been there and done that and you just don't get it yet. Remember which company brought you "windows" in the first place, and the ability to draw and the first way to run robots in the classroom. Since we don't have our beloved Atari computers anymore, Apple has rescued us again.
This IPad is just a first step just like the first iPhone was a first step. And for all of you guys with small pockets, we ladies can just slide the iPad in our purses. There will be a surge in bags just to fit this device.
I hope my grammar and spelling is as correct. I am noticing that so many of you seem to lag behind the children of the 1940's.
I'm just so disappointed because it had so much potential. I wanted to buy one but without a camera or USB hook-up or being able to read Flash its just a toy.
And just to make my point a little further....Look at the main picture of this article. It's facebook. What makes facebook posts? Pictures. Yet this very expensive item doesn't have a method for taking pictues, hooking up to a camera, or transfering using SDHC cards. Oops!
I really think that the iPad has been made the center of a debate that is about more than a new tablet device for a lot of people. The concept of the iPad being brought to market as a device to attempt to find a niche between a laptop and a smartphone is not focused on as much as the debates over what technology is best or what company is better than some other company.
With a clear mind, most people should agree that we are all becoming more technology savvy and companies continue to use technology to reduce costs, be more efficient, etc and that there could be a growing need for this type of device in the world today. Granted, it may be up to Apple to prove it.
The device really should be considered outside of just the personal need / want spectrum. A general consumer population is always going to be all over the map with what they want vs what a particular product provides. The greater use will be in the areas that no one is currently focusing on. For example, college students could start buying their books for an iPad instead of paperbacks from a bookstore. Or, a traveling repair man can take all the manuals he/she needs around on the job in an "always-on" device. The device could even be checked out at conferences to guests to allow for them to have all the content, web pages, videos, etc for the conference available to take around with them. Think outside the box and you will see that this device represents more than a debate over Flash or USB.
> apple is lucky they make gadgets or they would of been gone a long time ago with their lousy pc's
The rest of the industry – especially Microsloth – is lucky Apple makes gadgets, or they'd have nothing to copy.
What do you think Windows is, but a half-baked rippoff of the Mac. People buy it because PCs are cheap, not because Windows is all that.
Don't be mad at Apple because you didn't buy their stock when it was down to around $85 a share a little over a year ago
Try iLineup for iPad
IPAD + NO FLASH = EPIC FAIL
Camera Camera Camera Camera Camera.....can I say Camera again? Without that it's useless in a professional capacity. It could have been used for home inspectors/surveyors/law enforcement/ retail merchandisers/safety/rescue/....etc... It takes a real bonehead to not include either a camera, or ability to attach a camera, on a tablet that is based upon its apps. Especially when they are included on the $29.99 devices. Comparing this to the iPhone is easy. Bigger screen. Costs more(because of network contracts). But no camera, and you can't make/receive phone calls. I'd Love to debate this product with Jobs in person. Unless he planned an inferior product on purpose to create demand for rev2.
Tony: "apple is lucky they make gadgets or they would of been gone a long time ago with their lousy pc's"
I bet you and Billy G. are real close. So close, that I'm sure he neglected to tell you that he ripped Windows off straight from Steve and friends. Mac had the graphical OS when Microsoft and PC users were still staring at the stupid command prompt wondering what to do with my directories next.
Apple was lucky they did not go under because of Billy's theft of the GUI, but Apple has been waiting long enough to get back what was taken from them, market share. There's 5000 PCs out there, all running Windows. Apple will prevail some day soon.
I was there.....I saw......I touch......I test.......I fell .........I push.......I turn it upside down, right side up........I heard sound........ I weight........I scribble.........I type........I did not impress........I will wait.........I stick to my I phone :))))))))
Consumers would be far better off if they didn't feel like they belonged to their brand's "team."
As far as advice, the iPad does look cool now, but don't waste your money just yet. Looking back at the iPod, iPhone, MacBook, etc. How many people wished they had gotten the second version? Just about every single one of them.
Apple is great at creating this kind of hype for a "mostly" finished product (i.e. no USB, camera, decent speakers, external memory, etc.). If you can stand not being the "Ultimate Apple Fan-boy" for a couple of months, you'll end up a much happier iPad owner with v.2.
Was at the Easton Town Center iPad launch on Saturday. Great, enthusiastic turnout. Hey, everyone isn't going to 'like' the iPad. Who cares? Millions upon millions will. Not everyone owns a Mac. Not everyone owns an iPhone, or an iPod, or any of the other devices that Apple makes. But those that do generally like them...a lot. And based on that experience they come back...time and time again...to buy more. The proof that Apple makes great products lies in the their consistently astounding sales figures, and the meteoric rise in the value of their stock and their company.
Can't wait for the WiFi + 3G iPad. One of them has my name on it. ;-)
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Probably, CNN won't like this comment, and won't post this one like they never post any of mine, but at least I got to read it in this nice little box before it went away."
CNN probably doesn't post your comments because, maybe, Just MAYBE, You complain too much? It's just a guess on my part, but it seems to be fairly accurate.
I'm very happy with my old (About 1999-2002) Dell laptop simply because it works. Does only what I need it to do and nothing more. No annoying apps. No silly fees to keep said apps. You know the more apps you buy the more money you spend right? Yes I know there are free apps but they are not good apps. You want to watch a movie on the go? Rent the DVD from a LIBRARY! THEY"RE FREE FOR A WHOLE WEEK! It's like Nexfilx except $10 cheaper! And save a grand on an $80 Portable DVD player at WalMart.
Not everyone can afford any Apple product. You want help me change my oppinion on this? Then you can pay for it. I have better things to spend a grand on. But you can buy it for me since you obviously have enough money to go around.
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