March 7, 2012

Unveiling the new iPad.

Live-blogged.
"Apple has its feet firmly planted in the post-PC future."

19 comments:

Moose said...

I trust you're laying down...

Quayle said...

"Apple has its feet firmly planted in the post-PC future."

..and their hand firmly planted in your wallet.

chickenlittle said...

I thought "PC" was an era marker and stood for "Post Christian" --sort of did like "BC" and "AD" used to do.

John Lynch said...

Apple is the computer of the future- and always will be.

Been hearing this for 30 years, and am still typing on a PC.

Freeman Hunt said...

Too many trees. More forest. What's new in it? Just faster with better display?

Robert Cook said...

"Apple is the computer of the future- and always will be.

"Been hearing this for 30 years, and am still typing on a PC."


That's because you're stuck in the past.

Robert Cook said...

"What's new in it? Just faster with better display?"

When you've created the Platonic ideal of the tablet computer with your very first one, what can succeeding iterations be but mere tweaking and fine-tuning?

Sofa King said...

When you've created the Platonic ideal of the tablet computer with your very first one, what can succeeding iterations be but mere tweaking and fine-tuning?

Platonic ideals, by definition, cannot exist.

lemondog said...

Quayle said...

..and their hand firmly planted in your wallet.

Ha! Heard Apple is sitting on $100 billion in cash!

Freeman Hunt said...

If you're not using it with kids, the Kindle Fire is better than the iPad, so enough with the Apple Is Incredible! nonsense.

Joe said...

Apple is generally overhyped, though I do like their displays and the mousepad on the MacBook is quite awesome.

John Lynch said...

Having both, I like the Fire better than the iPad.

The problem with both is.. no keyboard and no multitasking. How this acceptable in a real computer I don't understand. They are toys.

Sure, you can get a keyboard for an iPad... but why not just get a real computer at that point?

Paddy O said...

So what are the chances that Apple will go beyond just another version of the same product and have another ground-breaking product?

The guy who pushed Apple into innovation is dead, and we all remember what happened last time Jobs left Apple on its own.

Peter said...

John Lynch said, "no keyboard and no multitasking. How this acceptable in a real computer I don't understand. They are toys."

Well, yes. A real computer costs less than a tablet and it does more. BUT, tablets are very profitable toys because they get replaced so frequently. Whereas PC hardware and software has become stable enough so that one can use one for many years before it becomes obsolete.

Robert Cook said...

"Platonic ideals, by definition, cannot exist."

Ha! Apple does the impossible and doesn't even breathe hard!

Robert Cook said...

Even Apple doesn't claim iPad replaces PCs. That's why they still make and sell laptop and desktop computers.

The iPad is a portable device that allows people on the go to do much of the casual tasks that they otherwise require computers to do.

I'd bet they've found through research that many people in the country who own computers do little more with them than surf the internet and check emails...tasks that can be easily and conveniently done with iPad. Moreover, as technology becomes more powerful, we will probably see tablet-form computers in future as powerful and functional as desktop and laptop computers of today.

Almost Ali said...

Sans Steve Jobs, they're slipping. I even heard one liberal yelling, "WHERE'S THE TV!!"

Phil 3:14 said...

Live-blogged!

Really!!

Jana said...

Getting one almost exclusively for use in our homeschool. Most of our curriculum materials are in .pdf form, and I love the ease of access for the kiddos. (Not carrying my laptop around everywhere, worrying that it'll get dropped.)

We have a nook Tablet, which is nice, but renders things a bit on the small size. It's nice for Netflix, though.