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Apple Prices iPad from $499, Critics Label it Simply a Giant iPod


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256w ago - Apple has unveiled the new iPad today, and priced it from $499 for an entry level model while a 64GB version will set you back $699.

However, many critics are already labeling it as simply a 'giant iPod' in initial media reports.

Below are the included features and an outline from Yahoo (linked above) of anticipated features that failed to materialize for Apple's iPad:

iPad Included Features:

• Safari
• Mail
• Photos
• Video
• YouTube
• iPod
• iTunes
• App Store
• iBooks
• Maps
• Notes
• Calendar
• Contacts
• Home Screen
• Spotlight Search

iPad Failed Features:

•No 3G support for Verizon
•No jaw-droppingly new user interface
•No built-in camera
• No Flash support
• No user-replaceable battery
• No TV subscriptions
• No iPhone software 4.0 announcement
• No iPhone for Verizon

Is anyone here planning to pick up an iPad? Feel free to share your comments below!





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#24 - daveribz - 255w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by pentozali View Post
Well with html5 flash maybe a thing of the past, who knows youtube has already started to support it as an alternative to adobe's flash.

HTML5 video embedding is not meant to support flash, only ogv or mp4, I think..

As for youtube, there's already a HTML 5 beta version available: [Register or Login to view links]

#23 - pentozali - 255w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Mbb View Post
The ipad is crap, it doesn't support flash.

Well with html5 flash maybe a thing of the past, who knows youtube has already started to support it as an alternative to adobe's flash.

#22 - Mbb - 255w ago
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The ipad is crap, it doesn't support flash.

#21 - rickylyh - 256w ago
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waiting it start order , i can not wait to play it

#20 - xUb3rn00dlEx - 256w ago
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I think it would be interesting to watch it on an episode of "Will it blend?" What saddens me is I know a bunch of die-hard mac fans who swear to death by this thing, and it's "1337" capabilities for doing absolutely nothing. I would be willing to buy it, if my girlfriend had a serious case of PMS that needed a hoover dam to stop it. Seeing as that's not happening, I think Maxipads will keep controlling this market

 

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