iPad mania is about to hit the world, and Xeni Jardin managed to snag a press-released iPad. Her write-up is interesting, though it doesn’t make me interested in the iPad. Much more than the iPhone, the iPad is a vehicle for consuming media. It’s a genius device by Apple, especially in the digital age. It allows content creators, like publishers and software producers, to still get paid for what they create. I obviously find that it’s something for users and I can’t see myself spending money on eBooks and apps from the app store.
Think about it for a moment. There’s the initial cost of the device, plus 3G service that you have to pay for every month. Then there are all of the apps, books, and media that you will consume, which will be added on top of that.
We’ve actually got a MacBook Pro in our home, and we’ll probably be adding another MacBook Pro this year. But we won’t be adding an iPad anytime soon.
What about you guys? Are you going to get an iPad? Frankly, I’ll get a MacBook Pro 17, which will be a lot more useful. The NY Times has got their own review up already.
Do I want a giant iPod Touch?
Nope, because I actually got an iPod Classic when there were iPod Touches on the market.
More storage. At the time, January 2008, it had 160GB of storage, which was almost enough for me to put on all of my music.