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Should these have been the iPad specs?
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stevesnj
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Feb 14, 2010, 09:45 PM
 
I think this is what everyone was hoping the iPad specs would be.

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Feb 14, 2010, 09:52 PM
 
Should of ?

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Feb 14, 2010, 10:13 PM
 
Nope. Nobody wants "YouTuve HD." And it's ugly.
     
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Feb 14, 2010, 10:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Should of ?

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huh?
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Feb 14, 2010, 10:29 PM
 
The title should of have been slightly different.

Sorry for being a grammar Nazi. *shrug*

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Feb 14, 2010, 10:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
The title should of have been slightly different.

Sorry for being a grammar Nazi. *shrug*

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Well it does seem to be over the top on the grammar thing, Nazi isn't the term I would use though. Kinda inappropriate.
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Feb 14, 2010, 11:53 PM
 
Originally Posted by stevesnj View Post
Well it does seem to be over the top on the grammar thing, Nazi isn't the term I would use though. Kinda inappropriate.
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Feb 15, 2010, 01:29 AM
 
Sigh.

If you're judging the iPad on features alone, you're missing the entire point.

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Feb 15, 2010, 05:46 AM
 
Originally Posted by stevesnj View Post
Well it does seem to be over the top on the grammar thing,
No, actually it isn't. It's a thread title so it deserves some attention. This is fourth grade grammar (at best) we're talking about here. How about you PM the mod(s) in charge and ask them to quickly fix it?

On topic, I agree with some of the more vocal iPad fans around here on this one. The iPad is much more about iPad OS, the apps, and the app store than about specs. This is a type of device that will be judged based on what you can do on it, not which CPU it has or how much VRAM it comes with. Note also that it's the same with the iPhone. No average customer wants to know which chip it uses or how much RAM it has. They just want to know if for example it will play Chinatown Wars well.

That said, the specs are actually quite nice from what we've seen so far. The screen is great, the CPU looks good. Every single hands-on report mentions how fast the device is, how seamless the GUI transitions work, etc. None of these reports indicate the device is underpowered or lacking significant hardware. Add to that the dock connector for expansion options and things look quite nice actually. The apps will ultimately decide how popular the device will be. Considering the iPhone, we have good reason to believe app development for the iPad will be strong. Re: hardware, the camera will be missed by some, but it's not going to be a big deal in the long wrong. The same probably for 3G voice. And if this actually IS the deal breaker in your case, you have a good chance iPad 2G will put a smile on your face.
     
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Feb 15, 2010, 07:25 AM
 
The specs of the device look good, but I doubt this is good enough. But other than that bouncy ball demo, I haven't seen any real apps such as a mail client or a game. The important point is the interface.
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Feb 15, 2010, 08:08 AM
 
Title fixed. It bugged me too.

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Feb 15, 2010, 08:49 AM
 
It’s not fixed. ‘Specs’ is plural, therefore the title ought to be ‘Should these have been the iPad specs?’
     
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Feb 15, 2010, 10:33 AM
 
Originally Posted by Phileas View Post
Sigh.

If you're judging the iPad on features alone, you're missing the entire point.

/broken record
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Feb 15, 2010, 11:34 AM
 
I'm really interested in the Skiff Reader...coolest display ever.
     
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Feb 15, 2010, 11:47 AM
 
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Feb 15, 2010, 06:06 PM
 
Wow all you grammar and perfection police are outta control..GET A LIFE!!! This was just a simple observation and MY opinion. If you bitches don't like it it's like a Jihad against the poster. Relax I thought MacNN is supposed to be fun? This place has changed so much in the past few years.
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Feb 15, 2010, 06:09 PM
 
Don't let it bother you, steve. Who cares if people nitpick time grammatical issues?

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Feb 15, 2010, 09:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by stevesnj View Post
Wow all you grammar and perfection police are outta control..GET A LIFE!!! This was just a simple observation and MY opinion. If you bitches don't like it it's like a Jihad against the poster. Relax I thought MacNN is supposed to be fun? This place has changed so much in the past few years.
When you've been a professional writer and editor, grammar matters. A lot. As does dumbing down the language by allowing mis-heard speech drive language usage. Please note that I did not say anything about the content of the thread, just that the grammar issue bothered me. Please continue having fun with the subject; I think it's just easier to read and take seriously when it's titled accurately and grammatically.

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