iPad in Canada
With over 2 Million iPads sold in just 60 days I am starting to see what all the hype is about. The iPad is truly revolutionary! Apple does it again, first the iPhone now the iPad. Apple is changing the way we see and interact with the digital world. Reading a book or magazine will soon be a thing of the past, thanks to iPad and the way it makes reading fun and interactive. I can see this device popping up in every class room, in every school, in every grade. It just makes common daily activities fun. So how do you get one and what are the data packages
Well, it may not be that simple to just run to the Apple store and pick one up; many locations are sold out with wait times of up to 10 days! You can purchase the iPad from your local Apple location, Future Shop, Best Buy and many online sites, if they have them available. Read the rest of this entry »
10 reasons to skip the iPad this year
On Wednesday, Jan 27 – Steve Jobs unveiled Apple’s new device the iTampon, I mean the iPad (sorry bad joke and it has been overdone) with alot of hoopla and media attention that no one does better than Apple. When the iPhone came out it was truly revolutionary – it changed the cell phone game but this device, the iPad is not likely to follow in the footsteps of its predecessor.
Why not? Well for one the smartphone market was (and still is) taking off and Apple entered the game late after RIM had demonstrated that the cell phone market was going to Smartphones in a big way. But the iPad is not a smartphone it’s a tablet PC or Apple’s iTablet. And tablet PCs have been around for more than a decade already and it hasn’t caught on. So Apple is attempting to drive a new category. What that category is – is not clear. I’ve heard – it’s not a smartphone and it’s not an eBook – so its a Smartbook. I’ve heard that it is in the netbook category and I’ve also heard of course that it’s in the tablet category. Whichever category it’s in, this is more niche that mass.
It’s the iPad, not iTablet
After much anticipation Apple has launched its long-awaited iPad, yes I said iPad (no jokes please). There are many blogs discussing the new iPad, here you will find everything you would care to know about Apple’s newest device. Our sources tell us that the Apple iPad will be available in Canada in late June or early July 2010. The iPad is a cross between an iTouch and a Laptop. It is not as functional as a Laptop, and a little more advanced then the iTouch. Surfing the web, sending/receiving emails, playing games, listening to music, reading eBooks and using many of the Apps that are available for both the iPhone and iTouch will be more enjoyable on the iPads 9.7 inch screen. The weight of the iPad is 1.5 lbs, a little heavier than the Kindle or Amazon’s eReader. It is only 1.3cm thick with a large black border framing the screen. Read the rest of this entry »