Apple announces the iPad tablet
0. phoneArena 27 Jan 2010, 14:23 posted on
We finally got what we wanted, from the first Apple tablet speculation until today. Apple finally unveiled the iPad...
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25. JASON666 (Posts: 20; Member since: 31 Oct 2009)
So wait wait wait....can this "THING" makes phone calls?/? What kinda pants or suits i have to wear to put this giant "I-whateverPad" in my pocket... Why the hell do i want one of these when there are gizzlions of Light and thin and Powerful Notebook PC out there that can do kiggillion thing more then this "I-peaceofpooo" "I think someone gonna get some pinkslips letter in their mail.....LOLOLOLOL!!!
26. Trobes05 (Posts: 106; Member since: 01 Aug 2009)
You just summed up everything I was thinking. For $499 I can get a damn nice netbook instead of this thing.
49. n0gar2 (Posts: 71; Member since: 19 Oct 2009)
How about - this is for those who want a netbook MAC?
90. Trobes05 (Posts: 106; Member since: 01 Aug 2009)
This is nowhere near as good as any netbook.
36. vzw fanman (Posts: 1973; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
gay. looks worthless when i have a laptop and a droid.
107. rjt185 (Posts: 257; Member since: 11 Jun 2009)
straight. but you'll be misisng out on all the network crippling!
37. skidodo142 (Posts: 19; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)
wait no leopard? no WEBCAM?! no flash player?! No multitasking?! no input except 30 pin and a microphone?! I think ill just meddle with one of these in an apple store to satisfy my curiosity and go for a macbook instead.
41. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Yea I agree, it doesn't do everything but provides a "discounted" Apple alternative to a Macbook for those not wanting to pay for one.
91. Trobes05 (Posts: 106; Member since: 01 Aug 2009)
It is a big iTouch...it can't even be put in with a netbook/laptop genre. Just another Apple product to show your friends that you got.
108. rjt185 (Posts: 257; Member since: 11 Jun 2009)
You can't call it an alternative to a MacBook when it doesn't have a tenth of the capabilities.
40. illallowit (Posts: 20; Member since: 10 Dec 2009)
Does anyone remember the SNL skit (actually, it might have been MAD TV, I don't really remember) about an iPad? It was on a while back. It was funny. I'm a little surprised that someone, somewhere in the process didn't say something...
42. cooter1979 (Posts: 34; Member since: 28 Apr 2009)
check out post 11....he says something about that as well.
43. Legacystar (Posts: 131; Member since: 31 Dec 2009)
WOW that thing is UGLY...sorry but it is How can they put this think out and not give it multitasking???? also looks like they are trying there hardest to break ATT's network. honestly this thing is a letdown and i hope VZW passes on this thing cause i'd rather have more android devices chewing up network bandwidth then this worthless thing.
57. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)
Stop Hating it's not a phone you can still get it and make phone calls with your verizon phone crying baby
109. rjt185 (Posts: 257; Member since: 11 Jun 2009)
It's not a phone ... but it'll still use just a much data as an iPhone. Merry Surfing On Edge. Bitter Folk.
45. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
I think apple wasn't designing this to be a fully functional tablet computer, but more like a very awesome eReader, internet tablet. It blows the kindle and the Nook away with functionality and the ppln doesn't seem that bad 29.99 for unlimited data and no contract is nice. The resolution could be higher... as no HD, but the resolution was that way to keep it the same as the Iphone so direct compatibility with already existing apps. I still won't buy one as I hate everything apple, but people read too much into apple announcing a tablet and ran with it. It isn't a PC, it's a media center, and a good one.
50. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)
Verizon Fans don't down apple for going to ATT, this is not a cell phone service it's a notebook you can still get it flush all your stupid ego issues and just enjoy it. What amazes me is all the Verizon commericals getting on ATT but apple goes with ATT with ipad. My question is what is the reason if Verizon has the largest 3g network ?
110. rjt185 (Posts: 257; Member since: 11 Jun 2009)
AT&T probably bent over (since they were already bent over) to accomodate Apple's request on the data fees, something VZW probably tried to stall Apple on (assuming there were talks to begin with.) As for VZW's 3G > AT&T 3G ... it's all about capital expenditures ... AT&T post-Cingular merger had to tend to the crybaby investors and couldn't divert as much profit back into the network ... while VZW has now for years given the finger (proverbially) to Vodafone when it comes to dividens as they've retained dividens historically to build what is called America's Largest and Most Reliable network. ps: I don't work for VZW.
51. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)
Verizon should of thought twice before saying "There's a map for that" lol
52. Legacystar (Posts: 131; Member since: 31 Dec 2009)
when google comes out with a tablet it will slay all. android is already the best OS just ive it a beefy CPU and lots of ram and it will blow everything away
55. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
....... well I guess idiots are allowed to have opinions, carry on.
58. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)
funny *HOVA* nice one but if you think about we got idiots running the country too
61. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Yea, I guess they're allowed to have opinions AND pass laws FML.
62. Legacystar (Posts: 131; Member since: 31 Dec 2009)
you call me an idiot with no counter point? thats because you know i'm right....
63. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Actually I think Android is a weak knock-off of iPhone OS, so you couldn't be farther from the truth with that one. Same ideology with poor implementation. Their latest "awesome" phone the Nexus One? All the rave pre-launch, now it's out and noone cares about it anymore, they're already talking about the "next" great Android phone.
65. Legacystar (Posts: 131; Member since: 31 Dec 2009)
cheap knock off?? really what can the iphone os do better then the android OS? the 2 are nothing alike in any way. you are an idiot
69. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
You're obviously such a fucking moron that you believe your own madeup idiotic comments. They have a homescreen that looks nearly identical to an iPhone OS, they have widgets, what can the Android OS do that iPhone OS can't that's so important? You can multi-task, the only time I would ever need that is to listen to music while using other apps which iPhone can do. It's an open OS but I don't see any benefit to come of that yet. Android is HYPE and you're eating it all up.
72. Legacystar (Posts: 131; Member since: 31 Dec 2009)
Multitasking allows you to do so much more then just music. Ever tried to stream pandora and do anyything else? I rest my case on that. Android is themable, customizable, and compatible with other android phone apps. Every phone has icons on the main screen that's really not apples idea bro. And that's just stock adroid, try any of the home replacements (which apple cannot do) and things totally change. Not just colors and icons, yes I know jailbroken iphones get that shit, I'm talking about real chanes like sweeterhome preview 2 offers. And what about widgets huh? Iphone doesn't do those. What about app scrobbeling huh? Iphone doesn't do that. What about notification panel huh? Access to a full file system with the ability to send any file. What about ability to download any file off the web?
73. Iphoneisthesuck (Posts: 59; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
Why would i need to download any file on the web, or mail off any of the system files on my CELLPHONE? doesnt make alotta sense to me. and why would i wanna listen to pandora while being on a call or playing one of the MANY games on the iphone? i dont need a widget to tell me the weather, ill look outside for that. dont really care about themes or homescreen customizing, because im not gonna stare at my home screen....imma be online and play games and watch movies and such. the iphone is an amazing device...and depending on what part of the country youre in, its a really good cell phone. Dont be upset because you have to use a second rate droid phone.....verizon still loves you cause youre paying them waaaay to much money. :)
76. vzw fanman (Posts: 1973; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
the iphone is not an amazing device. it is girly, out of date, boring and a piece of junk. there is not one good thing about it. it is an overrated phone that is very much locked down. multitasking is very useful actually. and the widgets are amazing on the droid.
79. Iphoneisthesuck (Posts: 59; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
For being such an "outdated and boring piece of junk" phone, tell me why its in such high demand? IF IT WASNT FOR THE IPHONE PHENOMENON THE DROID WOULD HAVE NEVER HAPPENED. Everything about Apple is "locked down" but that is quality control. Its not open sourced because it doesnt need to be tweaked or twisted by the end user. Its great right outta the box. But this isnt about a cell phone. The iPad is a different execution of the everyday netbook, and because of that....is a great product.
84. vzw fanman (Posts: 1973; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
because it's all about the name, iphone. the ipod was so successful therefore the iphone was. and then why do millions of people jailbreak it, if its so good out of the box?
85. EvoAnubis (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 Jan 2010)
You guys are all delusional, but thank you for being VERY, VERY entertaining.
87. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
That's awesome *Evo*! True that! Although, ashamedly I must admit that at times, I'm guilty of the very same antics ;)
93. Legacystar (Posts: 131; Member since: 31 Dec 2009)
@Iphoneisthesuck so your argument is that everything the droid does better then the iphone is negated because "you don't wouldn't use it"? i don't think i would ever use talking and surfing but it's a nice feature and seems to be the only thing att has going for it. seriously dude bring facts rather then supid opinions if you wanna step up. have you ever ran a NES emulator on your Itoy? i bet you have. ever downloaded a game rom to it without your PC. i can tell you that you have not. droid does asshat
94. Legacystar (Posts: 131; Member since: 31 Dec 2009)
it just amazes me how you apple/att guys can never produce any facts when you argue you just get all emotional and stop insulting people, very 7th grade
95. Iphoneisthesuck (Posts: 59; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
Nope, the only apps I have are one purchased through itunes. And the comment about why jailbreak it if the iphone is so good outta the box? Because people wanna hack. If android was locked Im willing to bet there would be a "jailbreak" for that also.
97. Iphoneisthesuck (Posts: 59; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
And what facts have you brought to the thread? Other than you being a droid user....i see none. Oh wait...thats right. The Google Tablet...with its beefy CPU and gigs of RAM, it could blow everything away. That was sooo groundbreaking...really opened my eyes. Fail.
111. Legacystar (Posts: 131; Member since: 31 Dec 2009)
i'll post my facts again since i guess you can't read "Multitasking allows you to do so much more then just music. Ever tried to stream pandora and do anyything else? I rest my case on that. Android is themable, customizable, and compatible with other android phone apps. Every phone has icons on the main screen that's really not apples idea bro. And that's just stock adroid, try any of the home replacements (which apple cannot do) and things totally change. Not just colors and icons, yes I know jailbroken iphones get that shit, I'm talking about real chanes like sweeterhome preview 2 offers. And what about widgets huh? Iphone doesn't do those. What about app scrobbeling huh? Iphone doesn't do that. What about notification panel huh? Access to a full file system with the ability to send any file. What about ability to download any file off the web?"
114. Iphoneisthesuck (Posts: 59; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
Looks like a bunch of useless crap to me....but whatever.
117. Illyich (Posts: 167; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
Ahem. "Multitasking allows you to do so much more then just music. Ever tried to stream pandora and do anyything else? I rest my case on that." PANDORA *IS* MUSIC HUUURRRR DURRRRR I SWALLOWED MY OWN TONGUE
71. justbcuz (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)
i think the viability of the ipad is questionable even if it includes a phone. but it doesn't? major gaffe, apple! offer this same basic concept in about half the size, add iphone functionality, and this could be a cool, useful, practical device.
74. Iphoneluv (Posts: 59; Member since: 13 Nov 2009)
LMMFAO!!!!! All you verizon fangirls who were crossing your fingers today for a vzw IPad or a vzw IPhone got nothing but a big F-U!! Not that I totally agree with the design of the IPad but it is a decent design and will work for most people who need something like that. As far as the IPhone goes maybe if apple wasn't so ego crazy and verizon didn't cripple the hell out of MOST of their phones to use their BS vzw navigator and lame ass music service they might have had a chance with the IPhone. It also didnt help that they were trying to shit on the IPhone with their commericials either. Apple has made it clear that it will continue to back At&t so at least for now all you vzw fangirls who were droolimg for the world's best smartphone (IPhone) on your network can keep dreaming and drooling and playing with your IPhone wannabe (Roid). Apple has clearly told verizon at least for now to go eat it.
78. sleepyjohnny (Posts: 151; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)
yea verizon stopped crippling there phones... you mustve been living under a rock when blackberries, android phones, oh and the palm phones came out.... droids better than iphone anyways so a majority of the verizon guys didnt want the iphone. and if they did get the iphone on verizon, those who got it would be disappointed and the iphone sales would die after the first wave. thats why apple will remain exclusive to AT&T unless AT&T ends it
80. scrappy7621 (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)
You have no idea what you are talking about do you? After reading your post i wonder if your just Pro AT&T because they have the iphone and AT&t is the service your parents have. I suppose you wouldn't have a problem with the unreliable network if you stay within the town you live in and just take your phone to school to play with. I think Apple has a wonderful product when it comes to the iphone, however it baffles me why they insist on keeping the phone and a network with horrible performance. It is a nice phone and was alot of fun while i had mine. I switched to VZW over the HORRIBLE and i mean HORRIBLE network . I was unable to get a signal in most places i went unless it was a major city, Even then there were so many dead zones that if you wanted to have a conversation you would have to stop somewhere and talk. WHY WHY WHY???? cripple your device. The Iphone is a great multimedia device but really its is just that. As far as productivity the Touch pro 2 i have by far beats the iphone for buisness use. the iphone wins in the entertainment department. Your other point of VZW locking out features on the phones they offer is pathetic. Think about it A LA Itunes? Apple is doing the same thing verizon does but you are such a fangirl you are blind to it. If you want to do anything without going trough itunes you have to jaibreak your phone, Guess what you can do the same thing with windows phones as well with cooked roms. Good luck finding service with your iphone on the At&t network. Hey i did see they have an app for that it shows all the areas where your phone will work at. I think its a fairly small download .000000000000000000000000000000000000000001KB if i remember right after all there shouldn't be much space needed to identify those 2 areas where you have service.
83. Iphoneluv (Posts: 59; Member since: 13 Nov 2009)
Hey listen to this you two geniuses are idiots. Actually where I live in the greater DC area, At&t is GREAT. Fast download speeds and rarely dropped calls with 3G. I do travel often and have very relaible service with my network when i need it. If you read my post I said cripples MOST, not all. Naturally recent phones like the pre and the roid have not been crippled as much but besides having a couple of areas where it may surpass the iphone, overall we all know that the IPhone is KING. Pro touch 2 (little boy get real).
89. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
I don't really think the lack of VZW announcement was too big of a deal, as in "shocker". For now, Apple has an exclusivity with ATT. That's all we really know. We know it ends this Summer, but as far as how deep that exclusive deal runs, I think this announcement has just proven that. I'll be curious when the ATT/Apple exclusive ends what happens, but until then, I don't really expect anything less than an Apple product paired with ATT. And, if the iPhone isn't released on VZW this Summer/Fall, then I'll just be looking at the Android options; that coincidentally are getting better and better all the time anyway. But as far as this iPad goes...I'll be passing; at least until they make it worth my while.
112. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)
All of yall need to shut going back and forth like bloods(verizon colors) and crypts (ATT colors). Either way the companies are gettting what they want from us so either way you look at it we both getting raped in the azz lol
77. sleepyjohnny (Posts: 151; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)
id rather have a macbook than that. the convenience of the touch screen was good on the iphone where it all fits in your hand. i just cant see myself using this. mine would die on stand by because i never use it..... -__- disappointed.....
88. EvoAnubis (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 Jan 2010)
To this post in perspective, I work for AT&T in the DMDR sales dept. I am one of the top sales agents on my team, and my product knowledge makes everyone else in the building simply seem retarded by comparison. The iPhone is our highest selling product. It is a great multimedia device, does apps and games very well, and being able to sync with iTunes is nice. It is also the biggest headache on every possible level. It drops calls like crazy, it has regulations placed on us by Apple on how we can sell it that hinders us...it's something that EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US here in the center was hoping would go to VZW today. It did not. Most of us here can't wait to get Android phones so we can start selling those instead of the iPhone, simply so we can stop having issues with the way that Apple forces us to handle things. For those complaining about AT&T service, know this; it's the iPhone that has the issue, not our network. I can be walking side-by-side on my LG Neon while my friend talks on his iPhone; his call will drop, mine will not. I don't know what it's like in places like NYC and LA because I don't live there, but where I live and all the places I travel (Vegas, Phoenix, Houston, SFO, Sac, Oakland, etc.), my phone works just fine. I'm not going to hate on VZW because a: I don't care and b: competition makes things better for consumers, which is the thing I think the fanboys here are either unable or unwilling to understand. If you like the Droid and VZW, I think that's great! The Droid is an awesome phone; many of us here have it. If you like the iPhone, that's also great! Some people it just works for; you like the apps, you like the simplicity, and you like Apple. Good for you. Both sides of this idiotic discussin just need to take a step back and breathe. Both phones and services are find. Stop slinging mud and just enjoy what you enjoy...unless you're so pathetic that you cannot enjoy what you have without making others feel bad about what they own. If that's the case, I pity you...or at least I would if I cared.
98. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
+1 Evo... But let me start off with sarcasm... How dare you state something that is market-driven fact. The iphone causes most problems, as all carriers world-wide have had similar, if not the exact same problems as the iPhone. And again how dare you bring to thiese people with small minds the fact that competition is better for the consumer and not a monopoly. These are shocking statements and I cannot allow you to be intelligent when posting on these blogs. For SHAME!!!! ;)
103. scrappy7621 (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)
So if its all about the iphone causing the problems explain why my wifes phone and 2 of my kids phones all would say NO SERVICE when you went anywhere off of a major interstate. I know folks on the coast may love the at&t service, but if you live or travel aywhere else its a nightmare. At&t has a very limited coverage area and you can not argue this when compaired to VZW coverage area. Im not bashing the Iphone i loved having it as a toy. I would love to see one come to VZW just for the network relability. i have 2 phones one for buisness and one for personal use. If they would release an iphone for verizon i would make that my personal phone and be happy. Granted the Iphone had a few bugs once in a while like losing signal and having to remove the sim card and reinstall it to get service back. It was managable but when im on the road with a prisoner and i need to place a call and i see NO SERVICE on the screen for over 150 miles thats a huge problem. and by the way for those of your playing its the iphones fault card the sanyo phone i used for work said the same thing
121. Nobodey (Posts: 73; Member since: 03 Jan 2010)
Ya Evo! How can not successfully being able to switch towers correctly (the issue iPhones have) in anyway not be related to getting a signal (which is a static signal)?? Explain that! (for those of you whom are slow, that was sarcasm, they are two different functions) As for the verizon map, 75% of the US population has 3G, and a faster 3G than Verizon carries. No, there is no 3G service in backwater areas of Kentucky and areas like it, but the fact still remains that a HUGE portion of the US population has access to awesome 3G through AT&T. Yes, if you travel cross country, perpaphs another carrier might be better for you, but for most of us city folk, AT&T is just fine =)
96. tflex (Posts: 146; Member since: 24 Oct 2008)
Ahhhhh,, i was looking foward to reading all of the negative comments by the vzw people on here. It truly made my night. I have to honestly say myself that i am not in any way drooling over the ipad although i do find it kind of interesting. Anyways the ipad aside, i wanna discuss the iphone and android a bit. As stated before by me and others, the iphone is what it is (king) because of the way it revolutionized the way we use cell phones. Android is nice but is it revolutionary?? Most people who arent cell phone buffs dont even know what android is! And people cannot argue that its because android is new because it was out way before moto's droid. People knew what the iphone was right off the bat. Why is that? Because it revolutionized cell phones! Android did not revolutionize anything besides an open OS and as for multi tasking, who gives a shit honestly. People love itunes, the ease of use, the app store, web browser, etc on the iphone and thats why it continues to sell. Its as easy as that. Sooo, for all of the iphone haters, if you want the iphone to be dead, its gonna take ALOT more than Android to wipe the iphone away for good and at that point, itll be too late because apple will just come out with something else thats game changing. The end.
104. scrappy7621 (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)
I dont know about apple coming out with anything truley game changing. they have a good product but if you look at the stuff they produce its all based on the same concept, Hell this device just looks like they made an oversize display model of the iphone/ipodtouch. i think they got lucky with the Iphone and yes effected the smartphone market bigtime but to say they revolutionized the way we use phones is an exaggeration. I would give credit to Palm etc for that. Iphone brought the hollywood appeal to smartphones which increased awarness but i dont feel that it revolutionized anything
99. tflex (Posts: 146; Member since: 24 Oct 2008)
Oh and i wrote that passage on my beloved, worshipped, jesus phone, thats only on att and not verizon :)
101. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)
The Droid has alot better ground than this device. When it hits AT&T's network their towers are going to be smoking. I mean, look what the iPhone alone did to their crappy network. With this on top of it, it'll cause a network meltdown haha. At least Android has open development and multitasking. And good luck with AT&T 3G, wherever it is.