Best advice for those wanting iPad

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by RichA, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Wait for HP to release its version. No USB port Apple? Are you THAT
    paranoid about content control??
     
    RichA, Apr 9, 2010
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  2. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Then Apple are just cheap ass-----?
     
    RichA, Apr 9, 2010
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    SMS Guest

    The reason for the lack of a USB port is not because of content control.
    You can upload content through the cable that comes with it. It's not a
    host USB port, but you don't need a host USB port for uploading content.

    What they don't want to happen is for the iPad to end up in the vertical
    marketplace with all sorts of USB peripherals plugged into a host USB
    port. It would be an ideal platform for a _lot_ of vertical applications
    if it had a USB port where you could connect scientific, health care,
    and other peripherals; it's relatively inexpensive, and it has excellent
    battery life and a good display.

    The last thing Apple wants is the iPad ending up being used in
    commercial and industrial applications with software being loaded onto
    it via conduits other than the apps store, and with no prospect of
    selling content like books, movies, and music. Imagine the iPad as the
    base unit for digital storage oscilloscope, a health monitor for home
    health care (blood pressure, diabetic testing, etc.) a mobile retail
    terminal with a bar code scanner, etc., all things that current (and
    expensive) Windows based tablets and UPCs are now being used for. Unless
    someone gets really creative, is able to get true multi-tasking working,
    and is able to somehow get a host USB port, the iPad can't be used in
    ways that Apple doesn't want it used.
     
    SMS, Apr 9, 2010
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    Mr. Strat Guest

    Oh yeah, the HP is a real winner - 5-hour battery and an Atom
    processor. Woooo...let me get in line.
     
    Mr. Strat, Apr 9, 2010
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  5. RichA

    Mr. Strat Guest

    How's that grammar checker workin' out for ya?
     
    Mr. Strat, Apr 9, 2010
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    ray Guest

    Half a netbook for over twice the price - what's the point?
     
    ray, Apr 9, 2010
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  7. RichA

    Guest Guest

    it's not a netbook, nor is it half one.
     
    Guest, Apr 9, 2010
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    If I don't buy an iPad it won't be because some know-nothing
    anti-Apple bigot's whinings. You're not qualified to offer
    any advice and the advice you spew anyway isn't even worth
    what people pay for it.
     
    Ray Fischer, Apr 9, 2010
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  9. RichA

    Mr. Strat Guest

    The iPad will outperform a netbook easily.
     
    Mr. Strat, Apr 9, 2010
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  10. RichA

    SMS Guest

    On 08/04/10 7:54 PM, C J Campbell wrote:

    Nope, unfortunately 4.0 doesn't have true multi-tasking. They made a
    little progress, but they are not there yet. You must have missed the
    presentation on 4.0.
    Nope, no iPad support for most Bluetooth profiles. 802.11 would be a
    possibility.

    What you need to understand is that nearly all the peripherals now being
    used with tablets and thin clients in vertical applications are
    connected via USB. In many instances there are even older interfaces
    being used. These devices aren't going to be redesigned, and replaced,
    to work with a device that lacks the most popular and most basic of I/O.
    It was a conscious decision of Apple to not include connectivity that
    would allow the iPad to be used in ways that did not generate revenue
    from content.

    Apple is certainly free to put, or not put, whatever hardware and
    software features into their products that they believe will generate
    the most revenue.
     
    SMS, Apr 9, 2010
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  11. RichA

    Guest Guest

    it's very definitely 'true multitasking,' which is really nothing more
    than a meaningless buzzword.
    bullshit.
     
    Guest, Apr 9, 2010
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  12. RichA

    SMS Guest

    The iPad is a media consumption device (MCD). It's not about locking in
    customers, it's about selling media content. Think of the iPad as a
    Kindle with expanded functionality for gaming, web browsing, and
    entertainment and education, not as a tablet PC with reduced
    functionality. The attacks on the iPad seem to be based on "it can't do
    all these things that a laptop or a netbook can do but it costs more"
    while the focus should be on the things that it can do better than a
    laptop or netbook.
     
    SMS, Apr 9, 2010
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  13. RichA

    SMS Guest

    From what I understand, you won't be able to get data off the iPad with
    a USB key. You'll be able to upload certain things to the iPad, but
    that's it.
    The iPad is not intended for that sort of use.
    No, you just agreed with the earlier statement. Those vertical
    applications will not drive any content sales. It's like someone buying
    a subsidized cell phone then not using it on the carrier it was intended
    for (i.e. Verizon was having a big problem with people buying their
    prepaid InPulse phones and activating them on PagePlus until they
    recently made changes to their system that prevented this).
     
    SMS, Apr 9, 2010
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    ray Guest

    You're right, of course, it doesn't even have half the capability of a
    netbook - though it does cost over twice as much.
     
    ray, Apr 9, 2010
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  15. RichA

    ray Guest

    That I've got to see! What about all the lacking capability?
     
    ray, Apr 9, 2010
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    SMS Guest

    There are several points:

    1. $15 or $30/month data service, with unlimited service for half of
    what Verizon and AT&T charge for 5GB on a laptop.

    2. An apps store filled with low cost games and other content.

    3. 10 hours of battery life, something no laptop or netbook can match.

    4. An attempt to expand the market share of the iPhone OS.

    Bottom line, despite the iPhone's success, it still is far behind the
    two dominant mobile phone OSes in terms of market share, and Android is
    growing at a much faster rate. Apple needs to quickly increase market
    penetration of their mobile OS before Android can dominate. That's why
    they're finally coming out with a Verizon version of the
    iPhone--ignoring the largest U.S. carrier, that has the largest and
    fasted 3G network, is no longer going to work because Android devices
    will fill the void if Apple doesn't act quickly.
     
    SMS, Apr 9, 2010
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  17. RichA

    Guest Guest

    it has *different* capabilities.

    and why do you care? the ipad doesn't run linux.
     
    Guest, Apr 10, 2010
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  18. RichA

    Guest Guest

    You're right, of course, it doesn't even have half the capability of a
    netbook - though it does cost over twice as much.[/QUOTE]

    since it's not a netbook, how can it have half the capabilities of one?
     
    Guest, Apr 10, 2010
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    John A. Guest

    since it's not a netbook, how can it have half the capabilities of one?[/QUOTE]

    Huh?

    A pickup isn't a dump truck, but it certainly has a certain fraction
    of the capabilities of one.
     
    John A., Apr 10, 2010
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  20. RichA

    Guest Guest

    bad analogy. they're both trucks.

    the ipad is not a netbook, it's a tablet. it has a lot more in common
    with a kindle than it does a netbook. it's in many ways, a kindle on an
    awful lot of steroids.
     
    Guest, Apr 10, 2010
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