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.
Well, that’s not exactly true. We’ve uncovered a hack that allows enterprising DIY enthusiasts to transform their old MSI netbook into a tablet. With over 120,000 iPad pre-ordered on the first day, there are a lot of people waiting for their iPad, which is why we thought that this was pretty interesting.
Even though the iPad was just announced, there are already plenty of concepts emerging that could take advantage of the device. This one is somewhat interesting, but dubious. It’s basically a huge display made from a bunch of refurbished/recycled iPads. (Once there are refurbished/recycled iPads to be had.)
Apple had their must touted event yesterday which launched their unfortunately named tablet onto the masses. I can appreciate good design and great products, though I’m not an Apple fan-boy.
Let’s get one thing straight. You won’t be using your iPad to game. You’ll be trying to pass the time while you’re on public transport or something like that and you’ll be playing some games, though no Flash games, which makes this a bit annoying.