Apple’s iPad

Yesterday, Apple unveiled it’s latest creation, the iPad. I am less interested in the technology than in the backroom politics of digital media here. The iPad is essentially a giant iPhone without the two year contract. The new A4 processor does not allow multitasking, the apps will run like the iPhone apps, etc. It’s just bigger and brighter.

My point of interest is if this will really be a book reading machine like the Kindle, with 100’s of thousands of titles available to purchase, download and read immediately. It looks like it might be. The next question is if the files set up for the iPad are also readable by the iPhone. I have no problem reading on my phone, as I’ve mentioned before. And I’d be more than happy to read them on my handy, always-by-my-side cellphone.

2 Responses to “Apple’s iPad”

  1. nic says:

    It can be seen as an ARM netbook with awesome battery life. However, I’m leery of another walled garden. I like my iphone, but on a netbook I want to be more flexible in the programs I can add.

  2. Riley Carter says:

    i am planning to buy an iPad since it looks lighter than a regular desknote and i don not use much of the features of a laptop.;~;

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