People are being very critical of Apple!
iPad is made too cheap...shoulda shot for the $1000 range and made it better!
iPad Nano...KICK ASS!
That's the stupidest comment I've ever seen.Anonymous said... People are being very critical of Apple!
Why not offer criticism in stead of making another benile comment.
apple could have produced a tablet, changing computer technology instead they made an over priced electronic newspaper/monitor with access to the all mighty app store
im not a fan of apple (not saying i dont like them either, im beeing neutral)i notice everybody beeing negative about the ipadbut i know and everybody included that when it is launched it will sell like shit!!!and soon enough others will follow:D
And they wonder why they are not gaining on M$.....
Wait, isn't the iPad a Fujitsu product? On yeah, thats why Fujitsu are currently suing Apple.
Fuck Apple...and the horse they rode in on!
People are being hard on Apple for a reason. They deserve it.You see if Apple had just released the iPad and left it at that, we probably wouldn't have much of an issue.Instead Steve, as always, holds this huge conference to showcase his newest innovation and practically calls it God. Steve has too big of an ego and his products are amazing in idea. When you open them up and turn them on however, you realize how restricted and annoying they are. Everything from the iPod, iPad, iTunes, and so on is full of crap and unnecessary features which they deem 'necessary'.They spy on you, restrict your usage of a product YOU BOUGHT and all claim its to ensure there's no copy-right infringement or violation of any other laws.Fuck, Apple... I paid my hard earned money for your shit. Now stay the hell away from it and my information.
Apple doesn't facilitate the average consumer. Simply put, Apple is in the business of marketing and developing proprietary software. I'm no Apple fan, that's for sure!
Nice grammer: Anon
Now, I'm no doctor, but I'm pretty damn sure that whoever said "People are being very critical of Apple" is legally retarded.
Damn near everybody is Anon :)
iPad vs Maxi Pad... I lol'd
"Anonymous said... Nice grammer: Anon""...Nice grammer...""...grammer...""..mmer...""...E..."Nice spelling. Anon...
do we not know how to spell "being"?Beeing? WTH?!?
this is exactly why Im alwways reading the comments keepp the good job:P
Theives sure don't like Apple products do they?
nice site love it
Look, the Ipad is meant to combat the kindle, not be another iphone, why would they make a new iphone when they already have one? its not a computer, BECAUSE ITS A KINDLE. its a kindle, plus much more.Its not supposed to be a computer or an iphone.
beeing would be the act of being a bee... whoa
Fujitsu can attempt lawsuits as much as they want, fucking asians are as useless as man tits. Also... the Ipad is retarded, but Pc's are the waste of money, not Apple.My Macbook has outlasted my girlfriends 2 Pc's, as well as my parents home pc. Enough said.Oh.. and it boots Windows, so I can do anything you PC supporters can do.... with less hassle.So suck it. Fucking Windows advocates.
right on james
Stev Jobs' ---> 8===D O: <------James
I need to pee but I cant take my eyes off of this AWESOME SITE i think i will just piss myself
Just wanted to point out that "PC" means "Personal Computer". So for those of you who insist that "Macs" are not "Personal Computers", aren't you just proving the point that is made by the fourth picture where the guy is holding the sign that says "Your computer is our computer"? I'm no fan of Microsoft, but at least they don't get cocky about their products. Oh, and James... Don't go and blame the failure of your girlfriend's computers on software. If she had a hardware failure, that is to be blamed on the company that produced the HARDWARE. My parent's have a 10 year old Dell that came with Windows ME. Still works just fine.And don't call me a "Windows Advocate". That just sounded stupid. Linux is the way to go.
I get a kick out of people saying, "My mac is better because it outlasts your PC." Guess what moron, it is the same hardware inside, with a really gay looking casing. Do a little research next time you want to compare products. Oh yeah, I forgot! If steve jobs says something you believe it like a moronic douche that a mac user/lover is.
whats funny is that even with all the complaining , you will still see tons of these around, i wonder if they are gunna make an arm band holder like for the iphone, someone wanna photoshop that up, bit too drunk from the bar to care to follow up on that idea
Cant wait to get a cheap second hand one on ebay. Then let's do a bit of engineering an install google os or linux.
Anonymous said... I get a kick out of people saying, "My mac is better because it outlasts your PC." Guess what moron, it is the same hardware inside, with a really gay looking casing. Do a little research next time you want to compare products. Oh yeah, I forgot! If steve jobs says something you believe it like a moronic douche that a mac user/lover is. January 30, 2010 11:47 PM Anonymous said... whats funny is that even with all the complaining , you will still see tons of these around, i wonder if they are gunna make an arm band holder like for the iphone, someone wanna photoshop that up, bit too drunk from the bar to care to follow up on that idea January 30, 2010 11:56 PM Anonymous said... Cant wait to get a cheap second hand one on ebay. Then let's do a bit of engineering an install google os or linux. January 30, 2010 11:59 PM Post a Comment
I personally got a small emachine laptop for 250 bucks lol and it does way more than this thing can dream of. In fact I'm listening to an mp3 while typing this...pretty extreme compared to ipad. Oh I actually have a torrent going now as well. Let me open my instant messenger, pidgin oh snap I have aim and msn open at the same time lol no way!
Ya I have a flip touch phone and I prefer the flip open keyboard anytime anyplace.
@James: You run Windows on your mac because Macs suck so much that you need a better operating system on there to actually do something.
^even still I protect my small touch screen with such a hassle compared to my old phones I'd imagine needing a case for this. Or perhaps a keyboard that was on a hinge to flap over the screen protecting it and letting me type with more than 2 fingers. Besides it's 500 bucks and you can't make phone calls on it...seriously man I would have gotten it just for the pure hilarity of making phone calls on it.
Well i think, both Microsoft and Apple suck. Greedy and evil corporation(empire). Lot of Nasty comments out here. People should mind thier language.
The ipad Mac's newest retarded innovation! What can it do? Absolutely nothing! Seriously Mac needs to get their heads out of their asses and come out with something useful. They think it'll replace the iPod that's funny! We all know that Mac is tying their own noose.
you people are all idiots...
You idiots are all people...
It's not even original. For the price you can still buy a touchscreen tablet PC like the eee Top and stick windows or linuc on it. And download what you like. And multitask.And not get called a complete f*cking twat by all of your mates when you swipe your giant, retarded iPhone.
I like the ipad but its missing A LOT of features...I'll probably buy it but i will wait to the 3rd 3GS... or 4th generation....When Apple and steve jobs realize that it need at least usb ports,another speaker, webcam, more capacity, etc...And is good to wait for a good jailbreak....
you can get the new Alienware for less than that piece of shit.
i dont know what a tracker mortage is!!
LIFE IS SHORT AND HARD...... LIKE A BODYBUILDING ELF!!!
James can suck a fat hard cock. Why the fuck would you brag about running Windows on your Mac? A mac is just a fancy looking shell with THE SAME FUCKING HARDWARE INSIDE. Oh, you can't really change that hardware can you? You can on a PC. Good luck running Windows and doing everything we can with shit hardware and one mouse button you sack of boiling camel shit.
When someone refers to a Mac, they're usually referring to the OS. Running Windows on a computer that came with Mac's OS pretty much just turned your Mac into a PC with one button. Good job retard.
I can right click.
I am a fan of Apple's technology and innovation. But I can't find a good reason to buy a stupid iPad.
lol - Earlier comment was that they should have aimed for $1,000. By the time you buy the accessories (keyboard docking station and cover) and the decent model...you'll be well over $1,000.Of course, people can already buy a great laptop for that price...but the Apple lemmings will lap this up no matter what
Ive been running an iMac for over a year now. Before it i hated everything apple made. But i have had zero problems on this machine, compared to the fucking shit pieces of pcs i used to use. So fuck you all if you think EVERYTHING apple makes is shit. i agree that the iPad is a waste of money for the little it does. and fuck it yer i cant download all the illegal programs, music etc. that i could on a pc. But then i actually go and BUY my music like they used to in the good old days!! LOL! oh yer, i couldnt give a crap about fucking grammer on a damned comment board.
this is just like every other apple product. use flashy advertising and celebrities to make it seem like their $100 product should be $1000. all apple does is play the "cool" factor and makes everyone jump on the train because everyone else is ignorant to anything not shown on shitty tv advertising
wow people...the iPad is a niche product...direct competition for the kindle. it doesn't call for phone capabilities, or a web cam or any of that other crap. that's why they are still going to make iPhones and iPods...a lemming will have to spend what...almost 2 grand for the best versions of all of thosesecond, of course the first version is "crappy" apple (and other companies)have this habit of releasing different generations so we buy more of their product.
FuCK FUCK FUCK!
You made a mistake -- ipad does NOT run Flash, porn or otherwise.
this is almost as retarded as that flimsy notebook without an optical drive apple released.. hit and miss i suppose though, the iphone was over-rated but still a decent enough product and imac's serve their purpose for video and audio manipulation
macs are shitty, but so is windows. look up the history on open GL and Direct X. That's a terrible M$ scheme that worked...
I would like to clear up a ton of things on this thread, and then move it back to the real topic here. First: I hesitate to call people names, but those who have said "You morons, its the same hardware! Do some research!" need to take their own advice. If you think that the same motherboard is used in my macbook pro, as in a dell studio (which I also have) then you are simply ignorant. Every piece of hardware in a laptop is generally custom made to work, and fit, in the laptop, thus, it is not "exactly the same hardware" as you all seem to claim. The same processor, and same graphics cards will still run totally different in a different motherboard, why do you think so many companies make different chipsets? Please only talk about the things you understand, and don't insult those who are voicing their opinions.Next, as a quick aside: Mac OS is simply better than Windows, on a coding scale. OSX is built on a unix core which utilizes the hardware that it has much better than windows. This is not arguable, it is simple fact. However, choosing OSX of Windows is anyones choice, each UI has its merits and disadvantages, there is no reason to flame one or the other, this webpage is about the iPad, not operating systems.And as to the iPad? Utter rubbish. Every single graphic designer, artist, student, sane person, was hoping for an apple tablet, with a stylus, that you could use for, well anything, from artwork, directly on screen, to scribbling notes during class. This is a iPod Touch that got run out. Apple calls it "magical." The only magic will be keeping stock prices from going much lower. This is not innovation, this is just terrible. As to it being a direct competition to the Kindle, it's not. It'd be cool as that... but why limit it to it, why not give it a stylus and a real operating system, that way, while you read your eBooks, you could scribble in notes? God that seems genius, and I know there are others who have thought the same thing. Maybe they will get it right sometime.Sorry about the wall of text.
Nice, the last 2 comments were the only ones that ended up being worth reading (though I wouldn't call macs shitty...) ...and the last one is actually the most intelligent thing posted on this message board, and probably on most of the internet... ugh.But! the ipad blows.Sticking with a macbook and a wacom cintiq, you know, real products that actually do stuff.
I laff at anyone whos dumb enough to buy one of these things that doesnt have money to just throw around, Ive never felt a need to own anything apple, except for an apple IIe back when it was the only computer we had in school, and even then I went with a tandy.
For Sale: One Apple 2E personal computer with floppy disk drive. Owner is finally sick and tired of Apple innovation.P.S. Comes with Oregon Trail game on floppy.
also no disc drive
haha, good stuff. But I need to make a correction on the iPad nano one. There's already one of those, it's called the iPhone.haha, they're getting so much crap from this piece of crap.
How does it suck?
You might be able to do some cool stuff on the iPad if you could jailbreak it and install some form of linux. But as it is now, it's pointless, it's a cell phone without the phone and a slightly bigger screen. It's nothing like an actual tablet computer, it has a crippled OS for God's sake.
I suspect that a lot of the people posting messages here have very limited (if any) experience with Macs. I was that was when I was 14 or so. There was an Apple prosthelytizer at school and I argued with him from a position of total ignorance. Fact is that anyone who completely trashes another OS is coming from a biased position as all different types of operating systems provide some sort of benefit to someone or they wouldn't exist. I use a Mac at work and love it, but at home I have both a Mac and a PC. I like PCs simply because they tend to be cheaper and there's lots of freeware/open source to be found. I like the Mac because, as people tend to say, it just works. I find OS X to be overall a more stable OS than Windows XP (haven't used 7 yet, but I hear good things), but not everyone feels that way and that's perfectly fine. There's no reason to get red in the face about it. It's just a computer.
These were real funny and true ! :))
LOL@James: Asians are useless? I'm willing to bet over 75% of the products in your entire home are Asian made, dumbass.
one of the funnies comment threads in quite a while. I do not understand why the critics of Apple have so strong feelings about ipad. If u do not like it: ignore it. Its as simple as that. otherwise its seems like you have a mental disorder.
USA SUCKS =)))
Reading through these comments, i have come to one conclusion....James is a stupid fucking faggot. That is all...
About the only compelling value it adds is being an eReader, but I still prefer the Kindle for that and the iphone for everything else.
We are talking about computers, right? Because some of these idiots talk as if Apple's cheating on their girlfriends. Calm down, give your opinion nicely, and buzz off. Like civilised people.
I can haz cheseburgur?
Apple engineers must all jack off to the thought of putting a black border around all the products they make probably because it makes them feel more "artsy", instead the Ipad is like staring at a fucking picture frame all day. Apple is way overpriced and overrated i hope all the liberal douches stop buying their products.
awesome sauce! I was at the airport recently in SF using my MacBook and looked around to see like 10 other people ALSO using MacBooks....all of them identical. Absolutely identical. And I chuckled, thinking of Apple's logo, "Think Different". And the corporate image continues to be that of the maverick--awesome! I'm still laughing.
Like suggested earlier in the thread a tablet-like device with a stylus is much more viable and I think we can all agree that this piece of equipment as of now is a garbage. The apple ipad to me seems like a desperate move to attempt to make revenue(and it will if they do something innovative with it) but as it stands it doesn't do much of anything and I don't see a reason for buying it.I'm a PC and I take good care of my computers(both run windows xp). I cannot tolerate those who think Apple is a superior product and bash PC's for being junk. If you know how to take care of your computer and understand how it works there's no reason for any computer(aside from hardware malfunctions)not to last years and years.
Macs are perfect for people that aren't computer savvy. I've used PCs and Macs since the beginning. For the price of a mac I can build a more powerful pc for 1/2 - 3/4 the price. Anything the mac can do, a pc can do much better.. that is if the User knows what he or she is doing. People that complain about PCs crashing all the time, having problems, etc.. simply do not know any better. It's not a problem with the hardware/software.. it's a problem with the lump of crap sitting between the screen and seat.Apple = a cult.. Plain and simple. /cry /cry but MS ripped off apple! waahh! and? Everyone steals from everyone.. how else do you think any corp gets ahead in the world. Unix, Linux, MS, Apple.. It's all a learning curve.. Same hardware, different costs.. So all you have to do to find out what type of user you are, is answer these few questions:1. Don't mind being ripped off by spending twice the amount for the same hardware? If yes, than you are a mac.2. Smart enough to look at a problem and actually problem solve without calling up tech support in india and being put on hold while they read their little manuals? Than you're a Linux.3. Not a retard but you still want something you can modify to your liking. Not wanting to be confined nor limited to what you can do/see/buy/use. Are you smart enough not to click "CLICK HERE TO ENLARGE YOUR PENIS! NOW RUN THIS .EXE AND YOU WILL ADD 3"!!!" You my friend are a PC.
I have a pc and a mac, both are absolutly brilliant. PC is great for everyday needs and runs far more stable than most people realise, take care of it and watch what software you install and it will last for as long as the hardware holds up. Mac is better for video and music editing but thats really about it. But this "innovation" is utter rubbish, if i wanted a giant ipod then i would connect my touch to my 42" lcd.
Imagine fixing a Mac like this:You walk into a great, white hospital at the edge of town, feeling sick. You don't know what's wrong with you, and even if you knew the kind of medicine to take you wouldn't be able because it's not available to you. Even if your friends have some too, they inexpicably can't share. You don't know why.One of the nurses puts you on a gourney and takes you down a long, white hallway. "You're going to be taken care of," she says in her sweetest voice. She strokes your cheek gently. "Don't worry about anything."You're not sure you trust her, but you close your eyes anyway because there's nothing you can do anyway.She gives you a shot and you're out cold.When you come to, there is a new nurse. She is prettier than the last, and moves with more fluidity than her predecessor. There is something off about her smile though: it looks almost robotic.She informs you that you've been out for two weeks. You panic, wondering who has been feeding your cat."What happened to me?" you ask, patting yourself down. All your parts are still there, at least."We can't tell you," says the nurse. She picks up the card at the foot of your bed. "I'll be back shortly."You lean over to pick up the card. It has a list of all the scars you have on your body. You wonder how the hospital knows so much about you: they have your name, your birthdate, your parent's name. Your bank account too, in scribbly handwriting at the top right corner. You're sure you weren't carrying ID.The nurse comes back with pudding cups."Why can't you tell me what happened?" you ask, taking a bite of the tapioca.You hate tapioca."It's not important. You're all better now. You can leave."Confused, you let them redress you and push you towards the exits."Good bye," they say, shoving you out into the parking lot. It's raining, and you aren't even wearing shoes. Your toes curl."What if this happens again?" you cry. "Do I have to come back?"The nurse and the doctor, both pressed against the glass of those wide front doors, smile that same, robotic smile.
PC users=failYou guys have no idea what your talking about. I use to be a PC user. Was a information technology student. I worked with PC's at my school. I would fix them and do whatever else was needed. I was skeptical about Macs at that time. Then I started doing Graphic Arts work and that meant using Apple products. With in the first few days It looked like I was using a Mac for years.And I must say, apple makes some of the best products out there. So many people are blinded and can't see what great things come out of these products. So Apple products cost a lot. BIG DEAL. You get your money's worth. PC, you get crap. Mac, you get a product that actually works.
The anon two posts up: you are full of precious win, and someone with more energy than me should put that on /b/.The anon one post up: You know why that should go on /b/? Because macs fucking suck. You know what else you can become an expert on in a day?Masturbation and remote control cars.
what on earth is a 'benile' comment?
you know all know the Ipad is just a complete waste of money and is utterly ridiculous.
lol best thread ever.I am a PC.my boyfriend is a Mac.we still live and function properly as a couple... it's personal preference, not the biggest decision you'll ever make in your life. if you end up unhappy about your product, sell it on ebay and get a new product.iPad? funny. PCs have had these touch screen ideas for a few years now and I don't get whats so innovative about it. and I read that it doesn't even have a USB? this is a giant iPhone that can't make calls and I feel like it'll be a useless expense. if you're just getting it for shits and giggles, it seems perfect. ; )
the iPad is already doomedhttp://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/02/thin-film-touchscreeni am putting this stuff on ever screen I own as soon as its available.
"my Mac Book outlast ym girlfriends 2 PCs) Only because the money gouging Apple Dynasty over prices their garbage, I can get a PC that runs twice the speed, twice the FSB, twice the power, twice the space, for half as much and make it last through 4 more generations of iPods.
MAC .. PC .. who cares. They're just computers. Personally I love my MACs (well worth the money I spent), but I also own PCs (Let's face it Microsoft produces crap OS's, we all know it, but there's so much software support for it, who can REALLY get away from it). They all satisfy requirements I have. Isn't that all that matters.The iPAD seems like a great device in principle, (IF) they can jailbreak it. My iphone is jailbroken and until that happened it was quite restricted. After that, I loved it more. I understand the business reasons why Apple does what they do, that's clear. From a consumer standpoint, with any luck they'll hack it and for those of you/us that find the device satisfies a need, cool. If not, so be it. Use whatever works for you. Just stop squabbling like 3 year old children. Thomas
it's just a much better e-reader than a kindle.it's not even out yet and many are against it,pretty much like 3 years ago with the iPhone. Now every body is copying it.PC warriors, you sound like Tea Party republicans.Not good.
People that cant use PC's turn to apple, what cant i do on a pc that i can do on a Apple = NothingWhat cant i do on a apple that i can on a pc = LOTS
I love the people who always can tell what new technology is great and what isn't especially since you haven't even had a chance to touch it or see a live demo for yourself. Get a life, u have no idea what your talking about, but that's probably because your like 12 or 13 sneaking to surf the net late night in your room. You posted some wack comments on a random message board, aww now don't you feel all grown up?
every person that's rooting for apple always say that M$ stole their idea, but you don't see them complaining when apple stole and patented all of the multitouch tech that has been in development by NYU. Are you guys silly or not? they're not any better infact they're worse as they stole it not from a big corporate company but from good old engineers and developers like myself.
tweaking and customising is my hobbie...I'm getting an ipad hoping that it can be hacked in some way....imagine running snow leopard on it *drooool* PURE AWESOMENESS!!!PS....macs are better than windows, personal opinion!
As far as being a competitor to the kindle, it's a pretty crappy one. While the kindle pretty much only lets you read e-books, it does it very very well. Battery life is ridiculously long and you can read the screen in bright light very easily. The iPad doesnt' have the battery life and it's a traditional computer screen so direct sunlight becomes an issue.If you want an ebook reader and already have a laptop/netbook, it'd be dumb to buy the iPad. Get yourself a netbook for the same money, it can do more.
Whoever can do better than Apple, let's see you open up an empire and give us whatever you are demanding from Apple. Otherwise, shut the fuck up and appreicate what's already out there.
Whoever said that mocrosoft isn't proprietary should do their homework...for some reason a huge antitrust scandal comes to mind. apple makes a superior day to day computing machine than do Dell, HP, Sony, etc. Mac's OS is better for graphics, arts, etc. The keyboards are better on macs than on non macs. The warranty is better for a mac than the average non mac. Do you want to do daily computer stuff? Take pictures, video, type, email, build a website? Mac is better (oh and they don;t get virus'). You want to run some fucking algorithm and reinvent the wheel, build your own computer.
It's a stupid idea. It's a stupid competitor to the Kindle seeing as it has a fifth of the battery life and does all the things that smart phones have. We don't need a computer on our tablets. We need long battery life. And to Saraha who said that Mac's OS is better? If you buy a better color card for your Microsoft computer, it's a much better computer. Microsoft computers let you do a lot more, run a lot more programs, and you don't know anything if you think Mac's cannot get viruses. Of course they can. In the past decade, more people have had PCs, so most viruses were written for PCs. Along with that, all of Apple computers parts are made for Apple, so they are less susceptible to viruses, but certainly get them.
What apple is doing isn't innovation. It's communism.
Macs do get viruses. Stop making that claim, because it's just not true.In the 2007 "hack it to win it" competition, where you have to hack a laptop and then you win it, mac lost in UNDER 60 SECONDS. Windows, Mac and Linux all lined up, mac was first to go. Second was Windows. Linux never got hacked.
I'd love an iPad. Would be a colourful* replacement for my knackered coffee coaster!*UK spelling :O)
Coffee coaster? If they kit the iPad out with tubes (Valves for the UK!) it would double up as a heat pad! Mmmmm, hot coffee.Now that's innovation ... maybe we'll see this in the 3rd Gen? :O)
Fuck apple, They just want peoples money, Fuck apple, but i have and iphone and and ipad
I'm so sick of people calling the iPad an oversized iPhone. It's NOT! It's an oversized iPod touch.
Ahh middle americans, all mad about something they can't afford/consume. Suck my paycheck...
Mac, as a whole, blows.
Apple kicks ass at making products they try to control everything which sucks for everyone that follows the rules. But if you just take the time to jailbreak your iphone or whatever get all apps free and anything you want and more. I will get the ipad once they make a jailbreak. Then it will be one of the nicest technology i have seeing how i can already download songs and torrent videos to my iphone as is. without any computer. Definetly needs a camera though.
james the moron look where your MAC and iphone come from you douche bag , let me tell you from ASIA, and i know , with the iphone you cann fart without apple saying if you can or not and let face the facts ie playstation 1 and 2 sold massive amount because of hackers , now go and check how many people have playstation 3, it the same with iphone,itouch and the new ipad who fujitsu own the name
Why don't you naysayers check out all the apps made for the iPad and realize that what it doesn't come with can be gotten with a simple download. I personally make music and got an awesome sequencer called bleepbox! And it friggin rocks. You can do so much with just software it's crazy! I challenge you to play with one and then you'll see the possibilities. Even if jailbreaking it gives you what you want. The point is, it's mostly just a software thing.
Really funny images!! Now let me just state that I am typing this on an iPad, and it truly is a amazing little device.It isn't particularly fast, at least not compared with a laptop. The capacitive touch screen is the same as the iPhone's and, at the end of the day, superficially, it's just an oversized iPod touch. So what's so incredible about it?The gestalt of the experience, and the larger screen real state allow developers to create innovative applications, games, new ways to interact with them. Some completely alter the experience and an existing idea in a very tangible and positive manner. Others just devise hassle-free ways to do what you've been doing on your computer for a long time now. All of it in a oroduct that strikes a good balance between portability and usability.I used to be a Windows fanboy, and most of my computers are stilk PCs. I guess I just realized there are just 'Apples and Oranges', and both fit my life in different ways. In some cases they even work very well together.Reading the comments on this page fills me with the impression that there's a lot of misplaced and projected anger over a simple product. the product isnt evil or good - It's just a tool that fits a purpose for some people. Don't like it, don't buy it- that is the greatness of a free capitalistic society. And if you think $500-$700 is a steep price to pay for a portable entertainment hub, remind yourself of the value you get for the hundreds of thousands of applications/games available for free, or under $10, whose quality even surpasses that of some available for $50 or more on its PC cousin. As the app store grows and becomes more competitive, prices will fall further, and value received per dollar spent will soar higher. Overall, it was the best money I've spent in a long time.
Apple stopped making its own hardware and adopted Intel chipsets (easier and cheaper to manufacture). Apple stopped making their own software and its latest OS is actually based on a Unix release (BUT IT'S SO PRETTY ). Their offerings are riggy and prone to fail for no reason. (i.e. non-removable, substandard Li-Ion batteries installed in almost all products. Changing them yourself voids the warranty. Well, what warranty there was, which was practically zero anyway.) Their tech support and warranty plans are not even close to industry standard. (And their tech support seems out to screw you anyway.) So. Apple fails it. 'Nuff said. And FFS don't tell me it's pretty. I can run a standard Unix or Linux release lighter and with less proprietary nonsense. I've administrated hundreds of systems over the years and the only problem I ever had was trying to recover a friend's Apple laptop. Sheesh. Leave Apple at the door. Open-source for the win. App-store and proprietary BS for the loss.
Anon above me: Agreed. Open Source ftw!
Anonymous said... "What apple is doing isn't innovation. It's communism."Um... Yeah, It's pretty much the opposite of that. This whole debate is pretty much caused by capitalism at it's most extreme. Not necessarily a bad thing, or a good one. The easiest thing for people debating to lose sight of is the fact that Objectivity is rarely found outside sciences. It's all subjective. I use PC, because I always have, I can't afford to get new stuff anyway, I can use PC effectively because I don't really need the "user friendly" perks, and I'm not savvy enough for Linux. Basically, Linux is the best operating system, but the trade-off is that it's the hardest to use. Mac is the easiest, but has the least versatility. Windows is middle of the road in almost all categories, which is why it is the most popular OS today. It's all very simple. If you're willing to overlook the shortcomings of your OS of choice, then it doesn't matter what others perceive, and more importantly, if OTHERS are willing to overlook the shortcomings of THEIR OS of choice, it doesn't make a bit of difference what YOU think of the product.The fact that people are arguing about this is a sign that Both MS and Apple are succeeding: The choice is really just that, a choice. But They want you to believe that the choice is IMPORTANT, rather than just a matter of preference. Product Identity is the #1 strongest force in this country, and is the reason that People argue over which OS is better. Because the companies want you to use their product over others', they create the illusion of objectivity. In the society we live in, Products are produced by various organizations and all released for the People to decide which to purchase. The People are the ones who ultimately decide what gets bought, and the trick to capitalism is to control as much of that Consumer decision as possible. The successful ones are the ones that can convince the most people to purchase their product. The increase in the wealth of the corporations results in large companies that do often make better stuff than smaller ones, due to increased funding and resources, which does admittedly result in a narrower selection of products if one wants the best available, but in that, also creates the illusion that the choice is that much more important. Nobody wants to pick the wrong one, and once they do buy one, they rationalize the correctness of their selection and the superiority of their product to buyers of the competitor who are doing the same.Both arguments are completely true, no side can convince the other that their product is superior. The only logical reason for this is that the products are indeed of EQUITABLE QUALITY. Therefore:PC=MacThey are both completely valid. Pick one based on what you need and want, because it is impossible to pick the better one. Only the better one for you.After all, In a free capitalist society......The Consumers ultimately control the money. We control everything, and the companies have to try and influence us as much as possible. But the bottom line is, it's our money, and we have to decide how to spend it. We can buy what we need, or what others say we need. Who's going to know what you need better?
OSX is BSD based bit unix. L2Geek. Linux 4 Life.
It boggles my mind why people would be so fanatic about Macs.For those who don't know. Macs WERE good because apple built it's business on a completely proprietary model. They had complete control of the hardware AND the software they developed themselves so Macs just worked.Apple has since abandoned that proprietary model concerning their desktops, because it DIDN'T WORK. They lost to the generic PC's.Now they are trying the same crap with the iJunk lineup of products and folks are gobbling it up.I have to admit, the iPhone is pretty spiffy but: can't replace the battery, can't swap memory, can only download from the App store and have to use that crappy iTunes!You people are nuts and/or stupid.My smartphone does everything that an iPhone will do, plus it has expandable memory, replacable battery, uses a standard mini-usb plug so I can use the same pc cord and wall plug with my 5 other generic electronic devices that also use a standards compliant plug, it runs Android, so I don't have to rely on any one inept company who thinks they know what is best for me, and it even has an FM radio. I could buy two of my phones for the price of one of your iPhones.The iPad... I just have to shake my head. It literally makes me sad that people can afford to be so ignorant.On the other hand, it makes it alot easier to charge you chumps $60/hr to fix your computers when there isn't even anything wrong with it. Easy money for waving dead chickens.Thank you sheep.
I have got the black macbook, it freezes as much as my windows PC does, it's just as slow/fast and apart from looks (oh and that mac works with 0.1% of software) I really can't see the difference.Which is why it will be the first and last mac I buy.
My brother-in-law has had Apple computers ever since the Apple 2 or whatever it was called. He's had every model of Mac there ever was and none of them has ever outlasted my PCs. The only difference between a Mac and a PC is that Mac costs twice as much. They're made from the same parts and anybody who thinks different is a retard. BTW, I'm no Windows lemming and never have been. They're even dumber than Apple fanboys. OS/2 and now Linux for me. Drool bitches.
Sure you can complain about it but people still buy them every time they come up with something "new". Waste of money imho.
iPad, I'm Lovin' IT!