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[Official] Apple Event -27th January 2009

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iamawesomewicked    80

No Multi-tasking. No Flash. Apple really failed hard with this.

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cabron    15

I don't know about this....Its a big iPhone, isn't it?

Its a big ipod, that's it :laugh:

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GuJu    6

wow.....

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goji    30

Ya, I don't get it.

Kinda like the Air.

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Rob2687    72

A lot of people are saying fail but one thing I've always said since I've gotten the iPod Touch is that I wish it was bigger. I mean it's got lots of nice things like web browsing, video, document viewing, etc but all this is feels limited and very restricted on a tiny device. I'm not sayiing it's perfect but there will definitely be people all over this.

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WastedJoker    20

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It's just a massive iPhone...have we gone back to the 80's?

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neocongirl    2

Regardless. Unless this thing cost about $100, I sure as hell am not wasting my money on it.

the Acer thread is that way

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Got3n    39

why does it have a bezel thats the size of wings on a maxi pad?!?!?!?! No matter how cheap that is, because of the bezel size I would never buy that.

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evo0o    12

@Got3n, i concur.

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AJerman    761

Another thing, judging by the fact that he said it doubles iPhone/iPod apps to fill the screen makes it look like the screen resolution is very low, at least below HD. With phones coming out with resolutions that high already, that's yet another failure for the iPad.

Look at the HP Slate compared to this. They look roughly the same, yes, it has a big bezel as well, however, it's running Windows 7, an entire fully functional OS, not the iPhone OS without flash or multitasking, etc. I still think they have to announce that it does Flash. They can't even sell it as an internet tablet without it.

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HeartsOfWar    28

Agreed - so far I've yet to see anything that would interest me into buying it.

I guess if you didn't have an iPhone or iPod touch, you might want one; however, if you were able to forgo both those devices why bother?

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Shadrack    601

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It's just a massive iPhone...have we gone back to the 80's?

Hahaha! You get a +1 for that one! Underpants gnomes...

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iamawesomewicked    80

Another thing, judging by the fact that he said it doubles iPhone/iPod apps to fill the screen makes it look like the screen resolution is very low, at least below HD. With phones coming out with resolutions that high already, that's yet another failure for the iPad.

Look at the HP Slate compared to this. They look roughly the same, yes, it has a big bezel as well, however, it's running Windows 7, an entire fully functional OS, not the iPhone OS without flash or multitasking, etc. I still think they have to announce that it does Flash. They can't even sell it as an internet tablet without it.

It doesn't do Flash.. that's the thing.

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Creamy    1

I wonder if they'll update iTunes now...

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Ji@nBing    53

So it's just a big ass iPod touch. Um, yay?!?!

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AJerman    761

It doesn't do Flash.. that's the thing.

It showed the missing plugin thing, sure, but I'm just in amazement that they'd even try to sell something as an internet tablet without flash. It would be impossible. Flash is half the internet these days, people aren't going to spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars on something that doesn't even do what it's made to do. Everything about this announcement is not like Apple. It's not innovative at all, it's hardware and software both look cheap like they were just flung together, it's just disappointing. It really honestly looks like they just threw this together because they heard all the rumors and figured they might as well since so many people were talking about it.

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iamawesomewicked    80

It showed the missing plugin thing, sure, but I'm just in amazement that they'd even try to sell something as an internet tablet without flash. It would be impossible. Flash is half the internet these days, people aren't going to spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars on something that doesn't even do what it's made to do. Everything about this announcement is not like Apple. It's not innovative at all, it's hardware and software both look cheap like they were just flung together, it's just disappointing. It really honestly looks like they just threw this together because they heard all the rumors and figured they might as well since so many people were talking about it.

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True .. I wish it had OS X on it instead of the iPod OS.

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Chicane-UK    675

Why is everyone being so dismissive about the fact that it's basically a larger screen iPhone? What did you expect it was going to be other than a large touchscreen in a slim enclosure?

I think Apple are right on the button with NOT providing a full on, normal operating system - you have a laptop for that. The tablet is to get stuff done, surf the net, send email, view / edit photos... all of which it looks like it'll do excellently?!

Everyone dismissed the iPod when it launched, everyone said the iPhone would never do well when it launched.. I've no doubt this will go on to be a great device. I don't WANT one personally but it doesn't stop me from looking at it without any major level of bias!

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AJerman    761

Why is everyone being so dismissive about the fact that it's basically a larger screen iPhone? What did you expect it was going to be other than a large touchscreen in a slim enclosure?

I think Apple are right on the button with NOT providing a full on, normal operating system - you have a laptop for that. The tablet is to get stuff done, surf the net, send email, view / edit photos... all of which it looks like it'll do excellently?!

Everyone dismissed the iPod when it launched, everyone said the iPhone would never do well when it launched.. I've no doubt this will go on to be a great device. I don't WANT one personally but it doesn't stop me from looking at it without any major level of bias!

My iPhone browses the web just as good for me until i get to another computer, it also emails, views photos, all that, just as well. This iPad looks like the kind of thing you wouldn't bring with you because it's too big, and you wouldn't use at home, because you have a full computer there. It's setting itself up to be entirely pointless. Now, if you used a dumb phone and carried this around, I could see where it could fit in for you, but that's not the market they are aiming for. They have to convince people that have iPhones and MacBooks, like myself, that they need this too, and they haven't done any of that.

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Mathachew    149

Starts at $500

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iamawesomewicked    80

WOW.. $30 a month for unlimited data through AT&T.. this has become the most fail from Apple in a long time.

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perochan    151

WOW.. $30 a month for unlimited data through AT&T.. this has become the most fail from Apple in a long time.

it always has been $30 per month for iphone and not surprised it is still $30 for ipad.

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Steffan    93

$30 a month for unlimited Internet access is nice, but I can't see paying $630 for a over size ipod touch

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