Apple Prices iPad from $499, Critics Label it Simply a Giant iPod
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:
- App Store
- 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!
The one reason why I don't buy Apple products is because of the no user replaceable battery in the other apple products. It does look like a jumbo Ipod touch. I don't own a Ipod even my MP3 player is my PSP
It looks like it IS a jumbo ipod, but that is not really a bad thing. The ipod/iphone has been a huge hit, why not try to make it an e-reader, better web computer, or a superior netbook type device?
I have an ipod touch and a mac laptop, so I would not buy one of these, but it may be great for some people. I'm more disappointed that Apple is still wedded to AT&T in the U.S. and not Verizon compatible, as well as the fact that iPod and iPad have NO Adobe Flash support.
Internal documents reveal the official launch date is July 2nd. It will be CDMA with LTE (long term evolution) forward compatibility as well as featuring a removable battery... So you may want to save some cash from your tax returns folks.
i just found out it uses the iphone os, this would have been cool if it had osx. id rather have a jail broken ipod touch. a 64 gb touch is $400, so if you must have an ipad i guess $100 bucks more wont hurt so much.