Apple launches the iPad

Well tonight was the big night all the geeky geeks were waiting for. Uncle Steve promised us a new little something, and spent almost 2 hours telling us about Apple’s latest creation, the iPad

To be honest, I’m not blown away. From what it sounds like, it sounds like an awesome device, but all I can see in it is a big iPod touch. Starting at $499, we can look at about R5000 in South Africa for the entry level 16GB WiFi only device. There is a 3G version available, but won’t be available for another 30 days after launch and for $130 extra

Where I could see this device being used is if you travel alot. You can work on all your documents in the revamped iWork. One thing that is missing is a camera, preferably a front facing camera, which would have been perfect for Skype conversations. The addition of a book reader seems quite cool, and Apple will be launching an iBook store.

I guess, once I get my hands on one, I may change my mind, we can only wait.

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2 replies on “Apple launches the iPad”

I was initially very disappointed, but I am starting to get psyched up. It’s cheaper than I thought it would be, and to be honest – this will take over a lot of things I use my iPhone for (meeting notes, browsing the web and reading ebooks and answering emails in bed, etc). Also, the Internet was made for browsing by hand…

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