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In defence of the iPad

I’ve never been an early adopter. I’ve always found myself in the second group; the type of person who wants to be an early adopter but basically hasn’t got the cojones and convinces themselves that the second batch will have all the flaws ironed out. So it is with some surprise that I find myself in possession of a brand new iPad. (This from the only creative director in London without an iPhone. It’s Vodafone’s fault; don’t ask…)

Anyway, the iPad is great. (Ignore what Seb says, he still thinks denim is new fangled.) Yes, it’s just like a bigger iPhone or iPod touch, but that means the films and photos you look at are bigger too!

In my house, our MacBook takes a hammering. The kids watch iPlayer and play games on it, iTunes is seizing up from the different playlists and when I need to work from home I’m lucky if I can find the thing. So the iPad is perfect. It’s half the price of another laptop; my 7-year old doesn’t need the memory and its much easier for her to carry around the house. She’s already mesmerized by the free piano tutor app she tried in the Apple store and this mini device will entertain her for hours when we give it to her on her birthday. It’s not for me, you see…

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  1. boingster
    April 20, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Good for seven year olds then? Sounds like an expensive toy.

    Needing another device isn’t a defence for the iPad, especially when films are not widescreen and a PC laptop which does more is actually cheaper.

    So true

    Quack quack

  2. boingster
    April 20, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    http://gizmodo.com/5520164/this-is-apples-next-iphone

    iPhone 4G – an iPad killer?

    The publicity is certainly annoying Apple as it’s distracting the focus on the iPad.

  3. boingster
    April 20, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    http://www.kontraband.com/videos/22279/Meet-The-iPad-Developers/#show

    the iPorn… only not because any site with flash facepalms the iPad

  4. boingster
    July 2, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    The Sun, The UK’s best handheld for 40yrs

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