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is it good? do you like it? should i get one?
yes, yes, no
my parents have offered to get me one. should i bother looking at other non-i products?
yes, no, no
i do like it yeah, it is good.
don't think it's for you tho.
Apps are bollocks, ALL APPS. It's good for lying down and being on the net or email or whatever. If you like lying down then it's the best £400 you'll ever spend.
appas are amazing
play this game with your finger, make some music with your thumb, oooh do something else. Stick it, Reckoning.
got boring pretty quickly.
got boring pretty quickly
the first season of The Darcy Show was incredible. I agree it dropped off after that though.
you utter farm
My bf's family are one of those families that 'sit' on the sofa, and watch telly. He rarely lies down on it, even really late at night. I have never ever seen his mum lying down on a sofa. I can't sit on a sofa for more that about 15 minutes before I start trying to lie down. I love my ipad, he's not fussed.
Not used it much.
Just came here to brag really.
That's how we all know it works.
Don't need one.
Probably would like one if it was a gift.
Probably would prefer lots of other things.
Shiny stuff is nice.
I got one as i have a kaoss pad and a dr sample and the ipad offered apps that could do both + I may be able to get tax relief on it etc blah blah....
Basically its a great bit of hardware for the money that has had its potential sucked out of it by money making schemes, the concept of a file system does not exist, its all itunes controlled so yeah everything must be done with an app, for example even to save a pdf you need an app that holds it. Movies must be formatted a specific way if you want to store ripped or pirate ones (so people just buy them from app store). Safari is crap on it so you end up using crap apps for alot of things like facebook ebay etc. It could have been world changing if it was an open platform.
Ok so on to the good stuff! - you can play games whilst lying on the floor!!!! the music apps are getting better and better. Its battery is far better than any laptop I've ever owned. It slides down the side of the sofa nicely when your ready for bed. Its portable so you can throw it in your gym bag etc and cycle to town with ease unlike a laptop.
Other tablets will catch up but apple has the app market cornered right now and andriod etc have a long way to go in that respect.
As for ipad 3 I'm sad to see they wasted the better CPU on the screen instead of opening up the potential for running more powerful software. I mean its a mobile device who gives a crap about the screen! :S
+I have loads of big pdfs to read for meetings and i cba printing them ever
The later versions can read/display PDF files.
it's pretty balls for pdfs.
You've got it all. Which telly did your missus allow you to get in the end?
forget 3g crap etc and get 32gb or 64, all the games and apps are getting bigger and bigger. Eg. mass effect is 1.5gb. and 16gb ipad is only really 14gb of space. So couple of movies, 3 games and 10 albums and your near full on a 16. garage band is way over a gig now too!
theres an app called AVPlayerHD which lets you play any format on the ipad. Its really handy cos changing all my avis to mp4s took forever.
But I can forsee a time however when all laptops will just be a portable touchscreen which you can stick on a stand and attach a keyboard to if you want, so we will all look like eejits together and have no choice about it.
for it :)
It's the size of a book and has a battery life of about 10-11 hours. I considered getting an iPad but didn't because I thought it (a) cost far too much and (b) looked and felt more like a giant toy. idk