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Apple iPad Specifications | Specs and Review

Posted on 28 January 2010 by author

The moment of truth for d’ Apple-kingdom has finally arrived, like we said on our predicaments before, this will yield a half-full/half-empty approach for the investors/critiques/future buyers and to the rest of the majority.

When we said, that Apple needs to put some “insane” features if they want this tablet to become a game-changer, we couldn’t be more correct than that statement. From the unveiling of the official name, up to the disadvantages of the new tablet. Here’s a summarize Apple Tablet 101 course for you.

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Officials

The official name of the tablet is iPad (Huwaat?) Okay, maybe you’re one of the guys who voted for the name iSlate, iTablet, iJoy etc. But hey! It’s already here, so iThink just savor the name for it’s already imbued on the tablet.

In the Beginning…

What more good way to start the presentation than beginning it with a biblical-inspired statement from WSJ? My take? It gave me some spine-tingling goosebumps!

“Last time there was this much excitement about a tablet, it had some commandments written on it”

apple tablet commandments

And this bragging statement protruded by our CEO of the decade, never failed to make the presentation even more exhilarating.

“Way better than a laptop, way better then a phone. You can turn it any way you want. To see the whole page is phenomenal.”

steve jobs tablet

So let’s proceed to the good stuffs now, shall we?

On a nutshell the specs of the Apple iPad is impressive:

- SPECS: 9.7 inch IPS display, 0.5 inches thin, 1.5 pounds in weight.

- Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768

- MEMORY SIZE: 16, 32, or 64 GB SSDs (solid state hard drives)

- CHIP: 1 GHz Apple A4 chip. A new customized in-house Apple chip

- PLATFORM: Runs on iPhone OS 3.2

- Wi-Fi: 802.11n

- BATTERY LIFE: 10 hours

- Includes Speaker, Microphone, 30-pin connector, Accelerometer, and compass

- Will run all native iPhone Apps and you can even choose the resolution on how you want the apps to appear on the BIG screen of the tablet

Core Details:

apple ipad

Speed

The capability of the iPad Tablet in terms of speed, is pretty amazing. Try to think of the iPhone running on steroids. Although, the clamored ‘multitasking’ capability didn’t pushed-through for this one.

iBooks

Okay, this won’t be a new iDevice without some new Apps to flaunt, would it? On a nutshell the iBook is an application enabling you to carry thousands of books on your tablet making the iPad a very good contender against the Kindle device. Although there’s some caveats that we’ll introduce later why the iPad may not be able to beat the Amazon Kindle.

iBooks

Pricing/Plans

If you have gotten yourself with some early dose of tablet rumors, suggesting that the new tablet will be around 1,000 USD, then its official price of 500 USD will really be an eye-opener for  you. As Mr. Jobs had said, “Grab the iPad that’s in the kitchen,”.

Note: 16 GIG Tablet WiFi only @ 499 USD.  32GB and 64 GB both WiFi only @ 599 USD and 699 USD *respectively*

wifi pricing 3

If you want some 3G+WiFi loving with your iPad, the price gets steeper: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB @ $629, $729, $829 *respectively*. Now, I don’t know how much you have compared WiFi and 3G before, but you should know that you have the advantage if you choose the 3G+WiFi package here.

Connectivity/Network Carrier

It seems the rumors that this will be unveiled on a carrier with 3G capability didn’t materialize that much. Actually, this will be on AT&T again! Hurray isn’t? Okay before you get red-hot, there’s a new pricing solution for the iPad tablet.

Although it’ll use AT&T as the network carrier, the plan will be prepaid-based:

$14.99 for up to 250MB, and $29.99 for Unlimited Data (iThink you know what does that means, don’t you?) and some bonus unli-wifi on AT&T hotspots, should you choose the latter deal.

AT&T tablet pricing

Added to the statement, , Steve Jobs did mention that the iPad is unlocked and supports micro-SIMS – this means if your carrier supports micro-SIMS, there’s no real reason for the inability to connect to the Internet..

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Apple iPad’s Disadvantages

Like any alpha-device presentation, those anti-hype issues will always surface. The question is, how deep is your threshold, for handling flaws for a device? Honestly, we are a bit disappointed with some of the things that didn’t push-through for the tablet.

1) Solar Powered Cells, Multi Tasking, Open for other Network Carriers.

I say it’s all mythbusted! As good as these things may have sounded, all of them are just a fig of your imagination. Gee! I’m sure some of you may have your hopes too ups for these features to happen. Sniff**

2) According to engadget: “No camera. None, nada. Zip. No video conferencing here folks. Hell, it doesn’t have an SMS app”

I don’t know what does Steve Jobs means when he said, “this will be better than your netbook, and way better than your smartphone” Certainly, these lack of features is a BIG setback for the new tablet.

And OMG – No Camera? I mean, why? Is Apple doing this for the sake of marketing the 2nd Gen of iPads? (You bet they will!)

3) Insane games at par with “WII”..?

The prediction that the new tablet will have customized games, didn’t push through that much, at least not on the presentation. Although, Apple co-developers manage to put some pretty impressive demos of the games, pretty sure, we didn’t feel the ‘insane wii experience’ here.

4) No Adobe Flash

A Big “F*ck you” to users, who are dreaming of watching flash-based videos, games, and apps on the iPad. So far, flash capability is still a fantasy. Again, this is a little bit ironic to the statement of Mr. Jobs that “That the new tablet holds the best way to browse a website”

5) What happened to the built-in GPS?

“The Wi-Fi-only versions flat out have no GPS support whatsoever. The 3G versions have Assisted GPS, which makes use of the cellular connection to help pinpoint your location.” – If you have your iPod Touch 2G, then the iPad tablet’s GPS functionality works more like that.

6) As usual, not external memory slot.

If you have been dreaming that Apple will someday create a product, that will have some micro-sd capability, then I guess you can be assure that iPad is certainly not the device for that. Seeing it shipping with the usual Small,medium,large storage capacity, makes you want to think twice before buying this gadget.

I mean, seriously? Who needs a tablet with only a 16GB of capacity? – I think it’s kind of moot in my opinion.

7) Not the most fantastic ebook reader

Okay so it has iBook, some boombastic graphic enhancers, and some fast procs to handle thousands of e-books. But comparing it to the Kindle – The iPad doesn’t have a e-ink (the one that makes the brightness of the screen, close to being like a real pages of a book)

kindle

The new tablet may have a 10 hours of battery lifespan (reduced on 3G mode), but compare it to the kindle, it can go for as long as one week!

Also the price of the Kindle, rangers from 250-300 USD, which is way less than the price of the cheapest iPad Tablet (500 USD)

Minutes to Burn?

Here’s an 8 minute video describing the availability of the apple-tablet. 60-90 days is the time-frame for this one, folks!

Wrap-up:

Beyond the doubt, the Apple tablet  is one, if not the best tablet at this moment. But ‘it’, beating the high-rollers of the e-book/netbook kingdom, is still a little bit out of reach.

As I keep on saying, it depends on your preferences, if you want a tablet for your day to day life. But let me tell you, if you already have a high-end smartphone (iPhone 3GS, N1 phone, HTC high-rollers) resting on your pocket, and have a laptop at your home. My credo is, sleep over it before buying this one.

Also, there’s a chance that this first-release *just like the iPhone* will be held under scrutiny and may have the tendency to be half-baked – iPad: No camera, No flash capability, No Built-in GPS etc.

I don’t like to see you as that person who will buy this tablet, then after a couple of months you will get infuriated seeing that the 2G model will arrive fixing all these flaws. Half a grand isn’t too cheap, is it?

So the question remains, are you going to buy the iPad now, or not?

(images: engadget)



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50 Comments

  1. Zambe (Reply) Posted on January 29th, 2010 at 12:19 am

    All we wanted was a tablet Macbook Air, with OSX optimized for fingers. Just like they did for iWork.
    Steve jobs was right: there’s a market space between a smartphone and a pc, and what I described was the device needed to fill it.
    With the Air and iPad they filled this market space with two, both useless, devices.

    A photographer won’t use it to view his pictures: no iPhoto, no Aperture, no tethering.
    A kid wont use it to play funny stuff: no camera, no photobooth, comic life, iLife.
    A company won’t use it to produce custom apps to control things: no real OS, no multitasking.
    An ordinary user won’t use it to replace a netbook: no file manager, no desktop, no folders. No real OS.

     
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  3. mac (Reply) Posted on January 30th, 2010 at 2:14 am

    well…… it seems good but not great !! besides its really gonna take time in launching its products in other parts of the world…..so just a advice to Apple Co. ….. u have done a good job but it really needs a bit more to make it marvelous,…. observe the demand’s which the people are asking & looking in each and every gadget now
    for example … ex tenable memory slot, high resolution camera ,etc

     
  4. Chris (Reply) Posted on January 30th, 2010 at 6:48 am

    I’m curious what you thought of the fit and finish of the device when you handled it after the press event. Did it feel solid?

     
  5. Cubeover (Reply) Posted on January 31st, 2010 at 4:06 am

    And it REALLY costs 999 if you take top model plus all four acessories

     
  6. Jonas (Reply) Posted on January 31st, 2010 at 5:50 am

    @Zambe “An ordinary user won’t use it to replace a netbook: no file manager, no desktop, no folders. No real OS.”

    I see it totally otherwise — an ordinary user will love the lack of all the complicated stuff, like file managers and folders and menus and so on. It amazingly simple.

     
  7. The Dude (Reply) Posted on January 31st, 2010 at 5:57 am

    I would take this article more seriously if you had been to the event and actually played with the iPad. But you didn’t. So all you have done is to rehash the ready-fire-aim memes that are flying around the Internet by geek pundit know-nothings. I don’t use Apple products and am not a fanboy. But when I see articles like this about any new product, I roll my eyes. This is the digital equivalent of clubbing baby seals.

    Truth be told, what matters to the self-important idiots at TechCrunch or Gizmodo does not translate into what Joe or Judy Consumer need or want. Until this product (and category) is really in the hands of consumers, and until we see more of what Apple’s plans are for this new product, and until we see what software and accessory developers can do with this, articles like this are little more than an uninformed rush to judgment.

    The Dude abides.

     
  8. enaybee (Reply) Posted on January 31st, 2010 at 10:25 am

    To answer your question, No I am not buying it this year or in other words the first gen model. We all know what happened with iPhone and Its journey from iphone to iphone 3gs. Real winners: people with iphone 3gs. They spent less and got the best hardware/software comination. I fully expect to see the same thing happening with iPad. I will wait it out to see how is 1.) iPad 2g 2.)Jailbreaking status and obviously 3.) price drop. Then I will look into buy one, if by then iPad is still on top in terms of functionality and user interface.

     
  9. Matt (Reply) Posted on January 31st, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    1) Read what A-GPS is. This is what iPhone 3G / 3GS have, and it works OK. I guess you confuse cell towers triangulation with A-GPS. Sure, iPhone 3G/S does not have the best GPS you can imagine, but still it works OK, and it is a real GPS. So there is no reason to say iPad does not have GPS in its 3G model.

    2) When you compare prices with Amazon Kindle, compare models with similar size. It would be $490 versus $500 then.

    3) Right, Kindle can work for a week on a single charge. True. But how it is doing any good if you cannot do anything other than reading books? Besides, iPad’s 10 hours is not bad. Do you read non-stop 10 hours, away from the power source?

     
    • celicious (Reply) Posted on January 31st, 2010 at 9:14 pm

      1) Read what A-GPS is. This is what iPhone 3G / 3GS have, and it works OK. I guess you confuse cell towers triangulation with A-GPS. Sure, iPhone 3G/S does not have the best GPS you can imagine, but still it works OK, and it is a real GPS. So there is no reason to say iPad does not have GPS in its 3G model.

      Reply: Cell towers triangulation works more like the ones you have on your iPod Touch — Have you tried to use it, and compared it to a real GPS built-in your smartphone?

      It can barely triangulate my area, and I even have to register my location to their database. So the next time, I used their system.. It can pinpoint my location, easily.

      I promise, its subpar with what a real GPS can do. (I tend to agree with the article for this one)

      2) When you compare prices with Amazon Kindle, compare models with similar size. It would be $490 versus $500 then.

      Reply: Similar size? The Amazon kindle was built for reading and it became successful with that size (Selling over 3 million devices at this moment) It seems its fair to compare it with the large displays of the iPad.

      The point here is not the size of the kindle — It’s about the functionality and the way how it can deliver info to a user. Following your arguments below (#3) . Who needs a large display if a 7 incher version of the kindle can do the job already?

      3) Right, Kindle can work for a week on a single charge. True. But how it is doing any good if you cannot do anything other than reading books? Besides, iPad’s 10 hours is not bad. Do you read non-stop 10 hours, away from the power source?”

      Reply: Your argument sounds like the answer of Mr. Jobs on his interview, 2 days ago. The question is.. Is it really applicable for all the individuals? Yes, you may not read for 1 week straight. But let me ask you this one.

      How many times, did it happened to you that you feel so lazy/ or you forgot to plug-in your device, thinking that it still has a charge, then you find out. That it was already depleted? It’s a burden doesn’t it?

      A reader is built to be used for longer usage. Why? You don’t read a book for 1 day only, sometimes it takes you weeks to finish a book (Well, sorry I am not a fast reader especially if I like the book so much) — It’ll be a real Pain in the a_s, to charge it everytime you reach 10 hours.

      Also, there are times that you go on to a vacation and just like a real book, you tend to forgot, That you need to charge it.

      On the Kindle, its performance is way like a real book. Bring it, to your vacation trip with no sockets.. No problemo.

      On an iPad? Well you got the picture, that its performance is another gadget that will have a difficult time achieving the same performance as a ‘real e-reader’ can do.

      By the way, my arguments are all about as the iPad being a good e-reader. I’m not talking if the Kindle could be as great as the iPad on its other functionalities such as (web-browser, media, games etc)

      Thank you

       
      • BobTD (Reply) Posted on February 1st, 2010 at 6:35 pm

        There’s still some confusion here. The iPhone 3G/3GS and the iPad 3G have proper, satellite-based GPS, like your sat nav. In addition the “assisted GPS” that they have makes use of two additional sources of location information: a) nearby cell towers b) nearby Wi-Fi networks. So the use these two additional sources to help speed up or otherwise improve the satellite-based location information.

        The iPod touch has only one source of location information: nearby Wi-Fi networks.

         
        • Ogre (Reply) Posted on February 2nd, 2010 at 1:12 am

          So, reading over these I see that people completely misunderstood what the ipad comparison is about. It’s not for hardcore e-readers or video junkies, it’s for everyday just-to-get-by things. You don’t need an actual e-reader at home, if you have one of these, sure their great for vacations without plugs, but I don’t plan on going anywhere without a plug. Basically, it’s a downgraded iphone, which could end up being an upgraded ipod touch. Right now, my smartphone does more then enough, I don’t need an ipad. That doesn’t say others would enjoy the use of the ipad as a kickaround device such as a “spare laptop” or such.

          The 10 hour battery kills my laptops battery for sure, 2 hours 3 at best. So with 3g, you should have an over-all connection anywhere, right? It’s not something you’d sit down to at home, it’s something for a short term escape from home, preferably with a plug.

          As regards it is wrong in my opinion to speak well about a device and not give the negative feedback.

          In truth I am somewhat biased towards apple, as I was questioning their flash memory notebook: Air, I question this as well. For those who do have devices which even a laptop at home, at work, or as long as internet and a plug are around, laptops win. My smartphone can be used as a modem, so the combination of having a smartphone and laptop end up destroying any chances of me ever needing an ipad. Besides music is something I enjoy, so on top of that, no way to read my CD’s, since I can’t file transfer via usb port, I sure won’t get one. As the ipod touch was for entertainment only, this seems to be an enlarged version of that. Great if you want to waste money for something that’s too big.

           
  10. Mike Masters (Reply) Posted on February 1st, 2010 at 2:34 am

    Ouch!
    I didn’t realize that Steve Jobs just glazed over the iPad’s inadequacies!
    I am a huge fan of apple and I love my iphone even though it is the first generation but I am woefully disappointed in a few of the things the iPad will be missing. No GPS? that is one of the most important features of the iphone!
    I would like to know more about how the iPad stacks up against the kindle. Clearly the major function of the iPad is to take some, if not all of Amazon’s pie. Is it not as good an ebook reader? I would like to see a detailed post on the kindle verses the iPad. Not only that but a comparison of the respective “stores” both will have. (I think amazon’s kindle store is rather lacking)

     
    • lukeskymac (Reply) Posted on February 23rd, 2010 at 9:23 am

      Ouch! I think you forgot to read the specs at Apple’s website, because it DOES have the same AGPS as the iPhone.

      BTW, this hate article is a giant tripe. I’ll be laughing when you editors post another article mentioning how you can no longer live without an iPad…

       
  11. davea0511 (Reply) Posted on February 1st, 2010 at 3:30 am

    I hope Apple totally dive-bombs financially for intentionally trying to dupe the public to buy something so incredibly handicapped in order to get them to upgrade for another $600 in 6 months with features that are only not included here out of pure greed on Apple’s part.

    Anyone who buys this deserves to be incredibly disappointed and P-O’ed when the next model comes out having little more than a firmware upgrade that involved little more than some extra programming upfront. This is the kind of predatory “screw-your-customer” behavior that Sony practiced when they were once king of the consumer electronics industry. You do this long and frequently enough to your customer base and they’ll permanently write you off.

     
  12. Don (Reply) Posted on February 1st, 2010 at 3:52 am

    @ Cubeover: “And it REALLY costs 999 if you take top model plus all four acessories”

    I’m sorry, but you’re wrong–it really costs…well, I’m not sure, but it’s thousands and thousands. You have to add in the cost pf all third-party accessories plus the cost of 140,000 apps and the cost of 3G connectivity over its lifetime. OMG–soooo expensive!

    Why, I don’t think there’s ANY limit to the cost of the iPad!

     
    • Jay C (Reply) Posted on February 1st, 2010 at 5:25 am

      Don, that was hilarious.

      Anyway, i think even the 16 gig model will be quite viable. I have a 16 gig iPhone 3GS, and it has 5 gigs of music, and about 8 pages of apps, and about 2 gigs free. Though I plan to get the 32 gig model, I don’t see any need to put tons of music on it (music will stay on my iPhone which will be with me all the time anyway and ready to plug in while driving, etc). Unless you’re trying to pack tons and tons of full length movies on it, you can fit quite a number of apps, books, and documents in 16 gigs.

       
  13. Don (Reply) Posted on February 1st, 2010 at 3:57 am

    @ Mike Masters: “No GPS? that is one of the most important features of the iphone!”

    Mike, the 3G-equipped models DO have GPS. You can find out what you want to know at http://www.apple.com/ipad

     
  14. SomeOne (Reply) Posted on February 1st, 2010 at 4:41 am

    My god, for the last time!… Assisted-GPS is the same as the one on iPhone 3G and 3GS! From the devforums (response by a guy at apple).

    iPad HAS a REAL GPS!

    Can’t you guys do some research?

    “The iPad with 3G data, like the iPhone 3GS has “real” GPS. The fact that it is “assisted”, only means that you can get a faster fix than with the “genuine from-the-satallite chip” alone, it doesn’t mean that the location functionality requires cell towers. Like the iPhone 3GS, it still works fine without any cell towers.” -guy from apple…

    You can check here: https://devforums.apple.com/message/161703

    There is no GPS that get locations from Wi-Fi or Celular network… That is NOT GPS!

     
  15. robinson (Reply) Posted on February 2nd, 2010 at 7:16 am

    ” iPad: No camera, No flash capability, No Built-in GPS etc… So the question remains, are you going to buy the iPad now, or not?”

    Yes, I’d buy it now! Well, actually, no one can buy it now!

    As to the omissions… no big deal at all! People are getting all bent out of shape over these.

    I’d hardly use the iPad as a digicam–picture holding it up to take someone’s photo! :-)

    As to a front-facing camera, I’d rather not be seen when I’m unshaven, in my pajamas, talking on the phone via Skype! Most people don’t do video conferencing and you’d need to prop it up anyway to do that.

    Never cared much for Flash and it’s bogging down my system (I take you meant Flash not flash!).

    GPS? Aw, come on! I know exactly where I am wherever I am! Plus, if I wanted it, I’d buy the 3G version that comes with it.

     
  16. steverhard (Reply) Posted on February 2nd, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    @Robinson: first sensible comments. Focus on what is IN it not what isn’t. Spec driven devices are a Gates-ian view of the world – and Sony for that matter, what has ever appeared to use any of those sockets on the PS3 that I paid for? I think we should be refunded..
    Listen to Johnny Ives and you’ll understand that they are trying to create new usage models and not replace anything. And to the asshole that winges about Apple ripping people of… then don’t buy it, no-one is forcing you to. For anyone in the UK buying an original iPhone by the way most got upgrades to the 3G version on contract renewal. So advantages (?) of early adoption plus a sensible upgrade. I can see why folks would be p*ssed off.
    Buy it or don’t but don’t act like Apple forgot stuff and needed you to point it out. I doubt that SJ turned to his execs and said “where’s the f****ing camera? Why is there no camera? How come we don’t know how to multitask?”Seriously, if you truly believe these guys are THAT incompetent then the job application form is on the website.
    I’m looking forward to see what developers will do with it.
    “why couldn’t Apple make it roll up so I could put it in my pocket? ” ” Why won’t it replace the Space Shuttle or create World Peace?” “Why can’t I get a girlfriend?”

     
  17. Steven (Reply) Posted on February 3rd, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    I think you pundits ought to give up on the idea that any Apple product outside of a Mac will EVER support Flash. Not gonna happen. Apple’s stated goal is to eliminate Flash and to promote a “standards-based” web. Why do you all continue to be surprised or angered? I think if Flash support is a deal-breaker for you, you should just resign yourself to not buying Apple mobile products. Then these “critiques” could be mercifully short: “I will not purchase this product because it does not support Adobe Flash. Thanks. Goodbye.”

     
  18. Jay (Reply) Posted on February 6th, 2010 at 3:26 am

    Well put Steven.

    Just as you suggest. Apple products? iNever!

     
  19. Me (Reply) Posted on February 10th, 2010 at 3:29 am

    I don’t think “protruded” means what you think it means.

    You wrote” “And this bragging statement protruded by our CEO of the decade, never failed to make the presentation even more exhilarating.”

     
  20. Tim OMara (Reply) Posted on February 11th, 2010 at 2:27 am

    GPS-A is better than regular old GPS. It is GPS with data assistance. It has the same functionality + faster satellite acquisition due to the possible “but not required” help from Data received from the cell towers.

     
  21. Brian (Reply) Posted on February 11th, 2010 at 9:37 am

    For all the haters out there… the same things were bitched about when the 3GS was revealed; no Flash, no multitasking, and blah blah blah.. “I’m not going to buy one…”, yet iPhone sales didn’t taper off. Good for you if you stuck to your claims but if you want to continue bitching about something that isn’t offered to you in a product, you should do better research as to why it was left out. These one-sided arguments are getting old and obviously have no effect on sales. Obviously people are willing to purchase these devices regardless of what would be “nice” to have but not necessary and most definitely not worth the cost of shorter battery life. :P

    For those that are specifically upset about the lack of Flash support, Google Adobe’s apology about the security vulnerability in 10.0 and then notice how they’re still not going to release a fix until their final 10.1 release later this spring. :) Professional? I think not. You people seriously want that kind of quality on your mobile devices??? And don’t try to argue this as an isolated case… Flash has always been like this since its inception as SmartSketch (FutureSplash). It’s just not ready nor effecient enough for mobile use yet.

     
  22. Michael (Reply) Posted on February 13th, 2010 at 5:35 am

    I will not purchase this product because it does not support Adobe Flash. Thanks. Goodbye

     
  23. Clayton Walker (Reply) Posted on February 14th, 2010 at 3:01 am

    Well, I have something to say something about number 4, Flash support. Flash sucks. Plain and simple. It is closed-source, out-dated, and generally unstable/buggy. (Plus it’s horrid on Macs.) When has flash ever given you a “better browsing experience”? So by not including Flash, Apple is doing the world a great job.

     
  24. Anon (Reply) Posted on February 19th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Without flash the web would still be radio buttons and forms. Lol at html 5 comments. Silverlight is fine for programmers but creatives (who make the web not boring) need Adobe products.

    Fuck you apple – at least make it an option in the settings (like a warning that says enabling flash will reduce battery life).

     
    • Brian (Reply) Posted on February 20th, 2010 at 7:47 am

      WOW! That’s the damn point… they shouldn’t “have” to supply a “warning” for memory intensive plugins. They shouldn’t “have” to say “Hey watch out… Flash might crash the browser!” LOL

      Flash just keeps getting worse and worse. Who the hell cares how many computers it’s installed on or how many people use it. And laughing at the HTML5 comments is rediculous… people laughed at Flash and said it would never amount to anything when it first arrived! In fact Adobe turned down the purchase of Flash more than once because they themselves thought it was a dying technology.

      Learn how to make websites the proper way, without Flash, and without the need to install ANYTHING but the browser itself. That alone is what separates the professionals from the noobs!

       
      • Brandon (Reply) Posted on February 26th, 2010 at 1:52 am

        But without Flash, how can my 5 year old play on-line games at Playhouse Disney and NickJr? How can I watch videos on websites other than Youtube? How can I listen to music on GrooveShark? We’re not ready for a non-Flash world yet, boys!

         
        • Brian (Reply) Posted on February 26th, 2010 at 8:10 am

          How could she anyway??? Flash does not support Touch Screens people!!! Flash cannot be run on any Touch Screen without significant changes to the Flash application which AGAIN is entirely the responsibility of the DEVELOPER! The majority of Flash apps and ads and you-name-its use “mouseOver” functions significantly… there is NO mouseOver on the iPhone or any Touch Screen only device! wow Do a little research before spouting crap about how Flash is so wonderful and necessary and a “web standard” (which is BS) and how you won’t be purchasing an iPad because it doesn’t have Flash. Fine… don’t purchase an iPad. I don’t think anyone who IS going to purchase an iPad cares whether or not you do. But know the facts before you start making asinine claims!

           
          • mooman Posted on March 10th, 2010 at 8:38 am

            Brian,

            Educate yourself b4 you make yourself look like an ignorant fool

            http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/articles/mobile_demos_fp10.1.html

            Apple and Jobs’ full on distortion @ play.
            It’s Apple’s not working with Adobe that is lazy.

             
          • Brian Posted on March 10th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

            They’re showing you content that has been “fixed” for touch screens! LOL That proves nothing and still does NOT negate the fact that Flash is a damn memory hog and STILL has severe security issues. Pick up Flash and become a f*cking real developer before you start posting links making Yourself look like a fool! :) 90% of the content ALREADY out on the web simply will not work, plain and simple! As for games and applications… Apple already “allows” Flash developers to easily port their Flash applications over to the iPhone and distribute through the AppStore so why in the hell would you want to bog down Safari?

            And again… if Flash were SO DAMN IMPORTANT, then we would have it already. Did you even watch those videos??? In every single one the device had issues with displaying the Flash content smoothly. Thanks but no thanks. You’ve proven nothing.

             
  25. Taylor (Reply) Posted on March 8th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Does anyone not realize that if the iPhone/iPod touch had flash that apple AND developers would lose out on Millions of dollars in profit from the AppStore?

    There’s a reason why apple isn’t allowing this.

     
  26. Jason (Reply) Posted on March 9th, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Flash blows…. it needs to be phased out.
    It’s been a plague on the web. Most tech savvy users understand this.
    Flash will die…Adobe is just in denial.
    It will take about 3 years to phase it out.. but mark my word, vast majority of people will not be using it for web video in 3 years.

     
  27. The Padrino (Reply) Posted on March 27th, 2010 at 3:52 am

    Apple needs to improve this product,they are charging 500 bucks for this pos

     
  28. belle (Reply) Posted on March 27th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    well kinda, very comprehensive, Thanks for the info.
    now I think many folks are looking forward the day of ipad’s release. If wanna learn more about ipad, its video and audio formats, features, things that really suck about the new Apple iPad and frequently asked iPad questions, can go to: ifunia ipad column.

     
  29. Ravager of the seven seas (Reply) Posted on April 3rd, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Fanboy much?

     
  30. John Hooper (Reply) Posted on April 4th, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    A “media player” that won’t (not can’t) play Divx, let along MKV?

    A PC whose data can only be transferred one way way only using iTunes?

    Get real. Slam this anti-consumerist obnoxious piece of crud. This company has so many sycophants shilling on its behalf its sickening.

     
    • Brian (Reply) Posted on April 4th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

      How many mobile devices let you play divx or mkv (contained) files? The vast majority? I think not. And how many devices (such as video cameras) require proprietary software to control and manage? Open your damn eyes and you’ll find that MOST companies do this or have done this before. It’s nothing new and most certainly nothing “invented” by Apple so quit bitching. If you don’t like their products then don’t buy them? Plain and simple if you ask me.

       
  31. Cora (Reply) Posted on April 5th, 2010 at 5:31 am

    I am electronically challenged, I need something simple. My main needs are internet browsing and microsoft word. Do you recomment the Ipad over a netbook? How about Dell’s mini 10? Does it need/have java?

     
    • pinoytutorial (Reply) Posted on April 5th, 2010 at 5:46 am

      It’ll be hard to shift to a new device, especially if the one that you had been using has been around with you for so long. iPad has its own word-processing app, but I doubt that it’ll give you that same feeling with the MS word on your netbook.

      If the only reason why you’re going to buy an iPad, are because of the 2 points you are referring above, then I think its kind of moot, in my opinion. Thank you

       
  32. Cora (Reply) Posted on April 7th, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    I don’t have the netbook YET, so I am asking for the need of word and internet, and the question about java, the need for the feedback is prior to making a choice. For a newbee…..relatively, which would you recommend…..and do you know if OFFICE PROGRAM which includes word, excel, power point, outlook,access, note, publisher, info path, and grooves, can be downloaded to the IPAD (yes, I know, with the additional disc player)?
    All advice is appreciated.

     
    • pinoytutorial (Reply) Posted on April 8th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

      Hi, thank you for the clarification. Apple as of today, doesn’t confirm if it will add a Microsoft Suite APP on its iPad. (http://www.macnn.com/articles/10/04/02/company.sees.no.threat.from.google/) So your best bet is, that you go on for a netbook. Now, as for Microsoft Word, Apple has an equivalent iPad App version for that, which is called the iWork, now for other office programs, (e.g: excel, note, outlook, etc) Apple doesn’t have an answer for that.

      For CD player, I haven’t heard about any external CD player / Optical media player, which can be connected with the iPad. (iPad doesn’t have any real USB ports, like the iPhone/ iPod Touch)

      Thank you.

       
  33. seksy beast (Reply) Posted on April 7th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Oh, the video – god damn, such infuriating marketing bullsh1t !!

     
  34. Marcelo (Reply) Posted on May 8th, 2010 at 4:57 am

    Ever heard of “FLEX”? Apple is pooping in its trousers. Flex Apps redefine web app experience, and there are a lot of new apps / sites coming up every day. Few years to phase out Flash?? I bet not!! Apple users will be left out of these. The right thing to do would be include an advanced safety option to enable Flash if the user understands the risks.

     
  35. Sally T (Reply) Posted on June 4th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    It’s a pretty empty claim to make that the iPad delivers all the web to the palm of your hands when there is no Flash support, and really limited support for different video formats. C’mon Apple, how hard can it be?? A freeware and genius program like VLC can play practically ANYTHING and yet an iPad user is gonna have to stuff around with conversion tools just to enjoy a bit of video.

     
  36. Brian (Reply) Posted on June 4th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    What I find the most amusing here is that you have all of these people complaining and whining and crying about what they can’t have or what Apple should have given them and how they’re never going to buy an iPad and blah blah blah. Boo f*cking hoo!!! Obviously you have been outvoted. Obviously there are over 2 million people out there who just don’t give a flying f*ck what you think and are proving that all of this BS is completely worthless in the grand scheme of the iPad for its intended purposes. Get over yourselves.

     
    • Sally T (Reply) Posted on June 5th, 2010 at 8:16 am

      I agree with you Brian — in the grand scheme of things it’s just another piece of Yuppie junk. You need an iPad to look cool. It has fulfilled that purpose, but its success is a backward step and slap in the face for consumer freedom and innovation in computing.

       

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