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by Kirk Hiner on January 26, 2010 at 3:56 pm
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This will be a great device for taking to sporting events now. Watch live, get stats on the iPad...for a price.
Typing on this thing is going to be a pain in the ass. Either your head is hunched over your wrists are crunched up.
I wonder if syncing docs between iWork for iPad and iWork for Mac will be WiFi or if you have to use the doc connector.
This is why Bluetooth is improtant. Pages may actually be functional with a Bluetooth keyboard supported. Goodbye, MacBook!
I'm curious as to why Apple is going with this orangey-wood look for a lot of the iPad apps. I don't know if I like it or not, but it just seems like an odd decision as a default color scheme.
iWork, does that imply that we can finally access a file system, meaning file storage? Please, say yes!
You can change the font, they better have options for this for Authors, I don't want any of my stuff read in comic sans. Let's just keep it to Helvetica, thanks.
So this allows you to watch actual games, with enhanced reality overlays. Will they black out games taht aren't sold out?
The MLB app seems to me to really embody what this device is. Sitting down, watching the game on TV, with your iPad for all this cool modeling and statistics fun. It's a "life peripheral" to coin a phrase.
Some games require a lot of buttons, though, Adam. Not much room to reach of you have reach past a big border.
On the contrary, I find it kind of cramped on my iPod, I'd like a bit of a border so my thumbs have room.
I don't understand why they didn't just run Windows 7 on the iPad... it's got multi-touch AND a Paint app.
I have heard nothing to say that the iPad supports pressure, too bad, it would make for a heck of a graphics tablet. Wacom, you guys are safe.
Seems like the best way to get in on Apple secrets is to become an amazing developer. Add that to the list...
So the NYT app looks like an example of how Apple plans to do the print media thing. Perhaps Apple simply distributes apps, allowing the publisher to customize the book/magazine/paper experience?
Showing off more apps created in two weeks, which is when Apple showed off a sneak preview to developers.
I really wish someone would come out with the iPhone/iPad virtual external monitor app for more screen real estate. It would be even more useful with the iPad.
Oooo, virtual bezel on the iPhone apps with virtual reflection too. I wonder if it's accelerometer based :P
We can now see what iTunes 9's weird window chrome gradient was all about, looks to be the same on the iPad.
iTunes looks really nice, but we're seeing really mundane stuff. I can't wait for what this is leading up to.
Looks like the back is completely flat, which makes me very happy, no more wobble on the table action!
Any mention of what the back of the iPad is made of? If it's that "scratch-me-silver" like the iPod touch I'll have a fit.
I'd be far from surprised if 3G is intentionally delayed to iPad 2 just as they do with things like volume buttons and speakers (iPod touch.)
You know, from the demo they're giving, I really can see my dad using this to check the news at the end of the work day.
Oh wow, looks like they've combined all the media apps into one. Am I seeing this right? iPhoto plus iTunes?
I was hoping they could find a way to make the onscreen keyboard not look as kludgy as in mockups, but you can't win 'em all.
That's a nice couch they have on stage. Kind of reminds me of the couch I ordered from IKEA but still don't have, darn IKEA.
Bill, yeah, that's definitely possible, but they've requested to have private FCC approval before, so it might have already gone through...
Good point, Jake. If it has 3G built in, does that mean they have to go through FCC approval? They did this with the original iPhone, as I recall.
Boy, you can really see why it would have killed Apple to wait a few weeks and announce this at Macworld Expo.
Say what you will, this computer is going to be the ideal format for Choose Your Own Adventure books.
Here's the link pure speculation on their part because they saw Iger arrive.
Apparently there's just a table and comfy chair on the stage, really seems to indicate the ebook focus, though if they're literally going to demonstrate that by sitting in the chair and reading an eBook this'll be a snoozer.
CNBC says Bob Iger (Disney) is going to make an announcement. Are we underestimating the tablet as a video tool?
If they really wanted to take a shot at the Kindle, and if my dad were running the show, they'd call it "Cheater Wood."
As far as names, I'm hoping for iSlate or something similar, I think everyone hates the idea of iPad, too similar to iPod. Apple tablet makes a lot of sense, but it seems too generic.
I'd disagree with the "iPod tablet" moniker, I don't think that the tablet would be part of the iPod line, even if it is simply a scaled up iPod touch/iPhone.
Okay, actual predictions, Tablet (called the iPod tablet), runs iPhone OS, 10" screen, runs iPhone apps as well as new book interface (which will also be ported to iPhone). 3G through AT&T only (though I hope I'm wrong). Cost: $899. No USB ports.
Regardless, I'll be curious to see how this impacts the price of college textbooks, if at all. My guess is that if McGraw Hill is already praising the tablet, then it's going to be closer to not at all.
That seems kind of "gutless and chickenhearted" of Apple. They certainly did more than "suggest" prices for iTunes songs, after all.
WSJ: Apple is suggesting prices to publishers but not requiring them.
Apparently the CEO of Macgraw-Hill blabbed last night that the tablet is going to be iPhone OS based and they will be selling their textbooks on it. (from Macrumors)
Here we are, morning of the show, and the rumors are still coming in. Did you see the latest leaked tablet images?
Story two is in a press release from Appular, in which they mention that...well, I think I'll write this one up real quickly at Appletell. Check the home page for the Crosswords release. We'll see you tomorrow morning.
Yes, I know we're still over twelve hours away from the press event, but with nothing much to do here beyond search for stories, I found two of note. The first is right here at Appletell, where McGraw Hill may have jumped the gun on the tablet announcement.