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499/629, 599/729, 699/829 wifi wifi/3G
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Jan 27, 2010, 03:22 PM
 
congrats Mrjinglesusa!
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KEYBOARD DOCK OMG OMG allcaps
     
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I wonder if that'll work with the iPhone...
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Jan 27, 2010, 03:25 PM
 
That's great, but I hope there's a way to use it landscape. My one gripe about the IPod Touch was it didn't support landscape enough.
     
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Jan 27, 2010, 03:26 PM
 
Looks like Apple hit it out of the park (again) with this thing. Reports indicate LOTS of cheering going on at the event. Hmmm, Should I pay $499 for an iPad that can run all my iPhone Apps, iWorks, movies, music, AND I can read books on it, OR should I buy a Kindle DX for $489. LMAO!!! Amazon is SCREWED.
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Well, they show the keyboard dock holding it in portrait, but they show this odd dock in landscape:
     
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Jan 27, 2010, 03:27 PM
 
wtf it has no 3.5mm audio out?
     
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Originally Posted by Sealobo View Post
wtf it has no 3.5mm audio out?
I don't know how that one would fly, but you're right, I haven't seen it mentioned. Maybe it's assumed. They can't expect everyone to be using Bluetooth headphones, right?
     
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Well, I hope I'm wrong on this, but I said there would be one major flaw...
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So, no webcam?

Also, how ridiculous is it that thing is debuting cheaper than the iPhone?
     
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Jan 27, 2010, 03:46 PM
 
one word: "Porn".

getting the 64gb for sure. lol.
     
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Jan 27, 2010, 03:48 PM
 
$499 starting price is an OMGWTFBBQ price. Especially from Apple. Consider me very wrong.

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Jan 27, 2010, 03:48 PM
 
Nut surprised much, except on the price. Would have liked to see something different and new in a whole new way, but this is good stuff, and what was expected. Can't say I'll be picking one up too soon, though I'd very much like to.
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Well, they show the keyboard dock holding it in portrait, but they show this odd dock in landscape:
That's just a case, not a dock.

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Originally Posted by Sealobo View Post
one word: "Porn".

getting the 64gb for sure. lol.
I assume it only runs those Apple TV / iPod formats, though.
     
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Originally Posted by Sealobo View Post
wtf it has no 3.5mm audio out?
The pic on apple.com looks like it has one. It has to have one.

EDIT: sloppy copy n paste tech specs. It has one.

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It's iPod with one letter difference. It'll have one.
     
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Originally Posted by Sealobo View Post
wtf it has no 3.5mm audio out?
Of course it has, silly.

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Input and Output
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But will it have a headphone jack?
     
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Jan 27, 2010, 03:55 PM
 
At it's core this is just an iPod Touch with a big screen. There really is nothing fundamentally revolutionary here.

This thing will be a big hit, but it's not really doing anything new...

If I was an eBook or Netbook maker right now though, I would be getting my resume ready...

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Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
At it's core this is just an iPod Touch with a big screen. There really is nothing fundamentally revolutionary here.

This thing will be a big hit, but it's not really doing anything new...

If I was an eBook or Netbook maker right now though, I would be getting my resume ready...
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Two queries from me:

1. Can you make a phone call with it?
2. A cable to hook up to a projector was mentioned. Any idea on this? VGA or digital?
     
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So my 10.4 is not supported, but old XP is? Bummer...
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Originally Posted by jokell82 View Post
That's just a case, not a dock.
The case looks to be a must-have.

     
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Originally Posted by philm View Post
Two queries from me:

1. Can you make a phone call with it?
They make VOIP apps for the iPod Touch, so I'm sure it wouldn't be a stretch to do that with this, too.
     
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I hope you don't have to take it out of the case to use with the keyboard dock.

No wonder it starts at such a low price. Apple will rake us over the coals with the accessories. (No prices listed yet)
     
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I’m actually a bit disappointed because I hoped for a low-spec MBA in tablet format. What we got instead is a giant iPod touch.

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I own an iPhone and a MAcBook. I'm not sure how this device fits into my current computing world.

I already use my iPhone for most of my browsing needs...

I think in the future a Desktop / iPhone / iPad combo would be good... but the Laptop / iPhone / iPad combo has way to much overlap.

Tethering? Why no tethering? I already pay AT&T $30 for a portable data plan. Let me use it on this too, ****ers.

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Originally Posted by fhoubi View Post
So my 10.4 is not supported, but old XP is? Bummer...
Yeah, pretty weak. I'm on 10.4 too.
     
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So will they rebrand the iPod Touch, "iPad Mini"?

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Apple normally does a good job of convincing me that I need something when I previously didn't... but not this time around.
     
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I don't dislike this, but I foresee a new trend in computing - completely controlled systems for people who normally shouldn't be near a computer. For example, my mother would love this because it's not a computer but yet she would be able to do many things desktop users do. She would be less afraid of it.

The rest of us might like the screen for videos, ebooks, faster iPhone apps & gaming... I think the price is right and it will be a huge hit.
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Yeah, I do wonder if the large screen coupled with touch and a simple might appeal to older folks.
     
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DId they announce a shipping date?
     
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They said 60 days, but did not give an exact date.

90 days for 3G models.

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On apple.com/ipad it says "Wi-Fi models shipping in late March. 3G models shipping in April." That's the best we know.
     
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On apple.com/ipad it says "Wi-Fi models shipping in late March. 3G models shipping in April." That's the best we know.
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Yeah, I do wonder if the large screen coupled with touch and a simple might appeal to older folks.
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US prices look good. In old Europe we are going to get shafted.

I don't have an iPhone, so this looks like a winner for me. SD card reader - why not a SD card slot in the beast?
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
The case looks to be a must-have.

Agreed. Very attractive. If I buy an iPad (unlikely for a while), that's a must buy as well.
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An SD Card would make no sense. I imagine it syncs from iTunes, just like an iPod.
     
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I'd still probably buy a cheap NetBook since I like a physical keyboard, and I'm assuming this runs the iPhone OS, which means no multitasking, right?
     
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It does. I hope they still have app management in iTunes for it. It really isn't going to be any easier on the iPad. More room to avoid other apps, but much more room to drag along to get to the next page.
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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
I'd still probably buy a cheap NetBook since I like a physical keyboard, and I'm assuming this runs the iPhone OS, which means no multitasking, right?
Could still be an iPhone 4.0/3.2 thing. They have 60 days to announce it. We got no mention of notification handling either. A small window alert on a 10" screen that stops all activity until you deal with it? No thanks!

I'm also curious if cut/copy/paste will function the same way as on the iPhone OS. In theory it could and should.
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Jan 27, 2010, 05:19 PM
 
For those saying it's just a giant iPod: Wait till more apps come out. It sounds like this device can do things the iPod Touch can't dream about.

And as for multitasking: The iPhone OS is capable of multitasking — the iPhone interface doesn't give you any way to do it. The iPad is clearly running an expanded version of the OS, so multitasking could be turned on.

My prediction is that the iPad will ship without multitasking, but it will be enabled in an update before too long.
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