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scottie said:
I love all the Apple hate on this forum!! - Hey everyone, in the US the ipad is outselling the PS3, 360, Wii and PSP all together. What's that? can I see a tear in your eye? Aww.

All together?  200k !> 165k + 124k + 81k + 90k

The PS3, 360, Wii and PSP all together = ~460k

 



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Tanstalas said:
scottie said:
I love all the Apple hate on this forum!! - Hey everyone, in the US the ipad is outselling the PS3, 360, Wii and PSP all together. What's that? can I see a tear in your eye? Aww.

All together?  200k !> 165k + 124k + 81k + 90k

The PS3, 360, Wii and PSP all together = ~460k

 

 

USA =/= world



y people are buying ipad , i mean it is overpriced and doesn't do anything special

anyway GOOD for APPLE



scottie said:
Tanstalas said:
scottie said:
I love all the Apple hate on this forum!! - Hey everyone, in the US the ipad is outselling the PS3, 360, Wii and PSP all together. What's that? can I see a tear in your eye? Aww.

All together?  200k !> 165k + 124k + 81k + 90k

The PS3, 360, Wii and PSP all together = ~460k

 

 

USA =/= world

My bad.  I apparently can't read



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disolitude said:

When you do so little tasks (compared to a laptop) and are spoon fed features and programs through the app store...you better be fast and work flawlessly.

 

"On a Windows based PC, I’d still be waiting for Outlook to get done doing its thing or dealing with some Windows update that came in during the night that rebooted my machine."

I hate to burst his bubble, but Windows 7 is a pretty fast OS.

This article sounds like it was written by someone who couldn't understand how to do the most basic tasks on windows 98 (aka most Mac users) and has switched to the Mac ever since. His opinion of windows in ths article is probably based on Windows 98...

I think that a strict comparison to full-fledged laptops or even netbooks will not give you the answers.

Let's look at this device with a reverse-engineering attitude, function from form: it's all screen. The virtual keyboard is sort of awkward, and the physical one is optional. Swipes and other gestures can give you a very immediate interaction, but over a very simplified set of actions. Obvious deduction: this is a device designed chiefly for media and data consumption, not for data elaboration and production. The application installation is locked to a provider-based scheme. All the OS is locked down to the essentials, its interface geared toward navigation, not editing, of documents.

The good points of a laptop/netbook (flexibilty of functionality, universal traditional OS, sheer power, hardware keyboard) are hardly interesting in this light. They add weight and clumsy interfaces between you and the media you have to consume. Working flawlessly is probably not high in the priority list of the typical user.

On the other hand the app store, the browsing experience, the ebooks and itunes shop options, the phone-like interface - that look like limitations from the point of view of general computing - are clearly great if you don't care about generality and you see it as an elegant appliance to access and consume any content Apple will approve and can build a business on.

My take? We're still in the infancy of the device and tablets never gained mass market momentum before. The early adopters are still buying it for the cool factor or because they are Apple feticists. But appliance-like devices will carve their big niche when the dust settles.

 



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fastyxx said:
I find the Apple haters amusing. 3 years from now they will be talking about how their cloned knockoff copies are so great.

That's where you're wrong.

Most who hate, like me, hate because the value is just not there. Sure the apps are great and the interface is amazing. But the capabilities as compared to its $500 base price are a huge ripoff.

It has no advantages over a iPod touch except for physical size. Yet the physical size should have come with more actual computing capabilities.

For the same price I can get far more enjoyment and capabilites from a smallish laptop.

Google's tablet will trounce this closed platform massive ripoff. It should be AT MOST $300 for the base model.

I will be talking about how great mine is because it will have many times the features and because its an open system will also have twice the apps.



The Ipad is a device that you fall in love with the first time you see it and feel the impulse to buy.
Yet a few weeks after your purchase you start to wonder, what really different things can I do with it ?

It has a lot of potential, but it is really lacking killer apps right now and size is still an issue if they want to market this as a device you take everywhere with you...



PS3-Xbox360 gap : 1.5 millions and going up in PS3 favor !

PS3-Wii gap : 20 millions and going down !

WereKitten said:
disolitude said:

When you do so little tasks (compared to a laptop) and are spoon fed features and programs through the app store...you better be fast and work flawlessly.

 

"On a Windows based PC, I’d still be waiting for Outlook to get done doing its thing or dealing with some Windows update that came in during the night that rebooted my machine."

I hate to burst his bubble, but Windows 7 is a pretty fast OS.

This article sounds like it was written by someone who couldn't understand how to do the most basic tasks on windows 98 (aka most Mac users) and has switched to the Mac ever since. His opinion of windows in ths article is probably based on Windows 98...

I think that a strict comparison to full-fledged laptops or even netbooks will not give you the answers.

Let's look at this device with a reverse-engineering attitude, function from form: it's all screen. The virtual keyboard is sort of awkward, and the physical one is optional. Swipes and other gestures can give you a very immediate interaction, but over a very simplified set of actions. Obvious deduction: this is a device designed chiefly for media and data consumption, not for data elaboration and production. The application installation is locked to a provider-based scheme. All the OS is locked down to the essentials, its interface geared toward navigation, not editing, of documents.

The good points of a laptop/netbook (flexibilty of functionality, universal traditional OS, sheer power, hardware keyboard) are hardly interesting in this light. They add weight and clumsy interfaces between you and the media you have to consume. Working flawlessly is probably not high in the priority list of the typical user.

On the other hand the app store, the browsing experience, the ebooks and itunes shop options, the phone-like interface - that look like limitations from the point of view of general computing - are clearly great if you don't care about generality and you see it as an elegant appliance to access and consume any content Apple will approve and can build a business on.

My take? We're still in the infancy of the device and tablets never gained mass market momentum before. The early adopters are still buying it for the cool factor or because they are Apple feticists. But appliance-like devices will carve their big niche when the dust settles.

 

 

the ebook app is a killer app in term of being slick.

it is by far the best looking e-book I have ever seen.

Sadly this changes when you start to actually read books with it.

The device is too big to hold in one hand for an extensive amount of time, and the backlit screen starts to be painfull after a few hours of reading.

This is why, despite all of this I still read books on my kindle ( and god how do I wish the kindle organized books the way the Ipad does but in the end reading the actual book on the kindle is a lot more pleasant and easier ( and I don't have to pay any 3G fees or connect to another network to get online and get a new book...)). And Apple doesn't get to decide what books are proper for me to read and which aren't..........



PS3-Xbox360 gap : 1.5 millions and going up in PS3 favor !

PS3-Wii gap : 20 millions and going down !

That's a lot, nice job Apple, didn't think it'd do so well, wow!

 

But... 'Drive Sony out of the handheld market'?

Eh? With the iPad? It's not even a handheld. :s



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