Apr 16, 2010

Apple iPad - What is the big buzz about?

According to Engadget, the Apple iPad is a killing word, more than a product, it's a statement, an idea, and potentially a prime mover in the world of consumer electronics.

The Cnet states that the Apple iPad is the first affordable tablet computer worth owning, but it won't (yet) replace your laptop.

Many videos have been posted on youtube, such as:

A new Facebook group called "iPOD, iPhone, iTouch..iPAD..what's next? iTampon?" has reached 546,760 fans within days claiming that Apple is going out of hand.

Many times when a new product is released to the market, you can trace polarizing responses, but never as much as the iPad gets. Looks like the haters tend to be techies and the fans tend to be regular users. Seems like among many great new features, the iPad lacks few basic capabilities such as downloading books from any store besides Apple's eBook store or a digital camera, having said that, it makes your world sensually richer and visual. I, personally, find it funny that the majority of the passionate reviewers haven't held an iPad in their hands yet.

I am positive that the next version will address many of the concerns the critiques raised. Meanwhile, i wonder whether the iPad is really as revolutionary as many people see and describe it. Or maybe, we just like to get our hopes up in the air that a new invention will take us to some magic place where no one has ever stepped before?

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