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post #76 of 815
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Originally Posted by juniper View Post
Or perhaps, even wider than that, they want to remove flash from the web by making sure n% of web-capable devices don't support it.
This. Apple has absolutely no interest in promoting the de facto monopoly of Flash on the web.
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The simplest argument in favor of Flash support on the iPhone (and The Tablet, and everywhere) is that Flash is, by dint of its popularity and ubiquity, part of the web. But the best argument against Flash support is that it is harmful to the web as a whole to have something as important as video be in the hands of a single company, and the only way that’s going to change is if an open alternative becomes a compelling target for web publishers. It’s a chicken-and-egg problem. Publishers use Flash for web video because Flash is installed on such a high percentage of clients; clients support Flash because so many publishers use Flash for web video. Apple, with the iPhone, is solving the chicken and egg problem. For the first time ever, there is a large and growing audience of demographically desirable users who don’t have Flash installed. If you want to show video to iPhone users, you need to use H.264. Apple isn’t trying to replace Flash with its own proprietary thing. They’re replacing it with H.264 and HTML5. This is good for everyone but Adobe. And yes, I know Flash does much more than just play video. But that’s the main thing everyone is talking about when they talk about Flash not working on the iPhone — video. And when you talk about other uses for Flash, you’re talking about serving as a software runtime, and whether you like it or not, Apple has a clearly stated opposition to third-party software runtimes for iPhone OS, and that policy seems to be working out pretty well for them.
post #77 of 815
Still not Verizon iPhone. Sigh.
post #78 of 815
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Originally Posted by Augusto86 View Post
Yeah, but porn is all Flash-based these days.

If I can't access Youporn on this, what's the point?

pornhub works great on an iphone. try it!
post #79 of 815
I have been looking forward to this for a while, since I want one device to do a lot of things like web, music, video, basic text, games. I may end up getting an ipad, but there are two things that I would have like to have seen: camera and handwriting recognition. The text entry looks like it could be cumbersome for note taking or to do lists, and a camera would be one less thing I needed to carry. Also, with this "no multitasking," does that mean I can't read and listen to music at the same time? That would suck.
post #80 of 815
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Originally Posted by aqhong View Post
The iPad will continue to sell like hotcakes.

Pizza Hut is the best selling Pizza in the US. Just because it's popular doesn't mean it's any good.
post #81 of 815
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Originally Posted by Augusto86 View Post
Yeah, but porn is all Flash-based these days.

If I can't access Youporn on this, what's the point?

tube8 is better and iphone compatible

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Originally Posted by jon bones View Post
ipad fails totally as an ebook reader... e-ink is far superior to an lcd screen.

but i read physical books anyway so no big deal to me

I would be shocked to not see and LCD reader from Kindle/Amazon before year end.


Apple has put itself in a unique position among device makers in that the market (buyers, programmers etc) has to acquiesce to them, and not the other way around. if yuo hate them or think the products are crap, don't buy them I like my Iphone very much and am sure that I will like the IPad very much and use it more, if not exclusively, than my laptop.
post #82 of 815
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Originally Posted by chorse123 View Post
Also, with this "no multitasking," does that mean I can't read and listen to music at the same time? That would suck.
You can. You can do this on the iPhone. What you can't do is run multiple third-party (non-Apple) applications at the same time.
post #83 of 815
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post
Who bought the Kindle? Would that person pay $200-300 more to have a better eReader along with all the other functionality (watch TV/movies, surf the net/email etc)?

Once again, I have an iphone. I have a laptop. I will kop the IPad and I will not be the only one. Are you guys really not seeing the "big picture" and all the shit that this thing could be made to do? Wake up in the morning, on the way to work have every newspaper that you need a button touch away. Check all your emails and attachments. Surf styleforum, purchase from an affiliate. Watch last nights episode of 24. On the way home, read a book, program your DVR/Tivo, order dinner etc. All while commuting. Can you do that comfortably on your Blackberry? I'm not even touching on the possibilities for mobile business people like salesmen etc. This thing is useless, according to you guys, i guarantee you that Sony/Nokia/Amazon are not taking this sitting on their hands.

I agree. Considering how well the Kindle has sold, seems like this is easily a better alternative. It sounds perfect for traveling. The only thing that's surprising is it might cut into the market for the Macbook Air.
post #84 of 815
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
FTFY

No Conne, empflix.com is the porno utopia. Screw xhamster.

Anyway, I hope Apple has great success with this. It will lead to laptops being that much cheaper when I'm in the market for a new one next year or year after.

As much as I hate the iPod, I'm still grateful for it because I enjoy the cheap knockoffs.
post #85 of 815
I compare the iPad to the 13" MacBook Pro rather than the iPhone. While it's significantly lighter, I find the 13" MBP to be perfectly comfortable on the subway or anywhere else you might take this iPad. The convenience is really only relevant as a dedicated reader and, of course, those already exist.

And why the hell does it not have a camera?!?!
post #86 of 815
http://i.gizmodo.com/5458382/8-thing...about-the-ipad

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8 Things That Suck About the iPad

My god, am I underwhelmed by the iPad. This is as inessential a product as I've ever seen, but beyond that, it has some absolutely backbreaking failures that will make me judge anyone who buys one.

Big, Ugly Bezel
Have you seen the bezel on this thing?! It's huge! I know you don't want to accidentally input a command when your thumb is holding it, but come on.

No Multitasking
This is a backbreaker. If this is supposed to be a replacement for netbooks, how can it possibly not have multitasking? Are you saying I can't listen to Pandora while writing a document? I can't have my Twitter app open at the same time as my browser? I can't have AIM open at the same time as my email? Are you kidding me? This alone guarantees that I will not buy this product.

No Cameras
No front facing camera is one thing. But no back facing camera either? Why the hell not? I can't imagine what the downside was for including at least one camera. Could this thing not handle video iChat?

Touch Keyboard
So much for Apple revolutionizing tablet inputs; this is the same big, ugly touchscreen keyboard we've seen on other tablets, and unless you're lying on the couch with your knees propping it up, it'll be awkward to use.

No HDMI/HD Video Out
Want to watch those nice HD videos you downloaded from iTunes on your TV? Too damned bad! If you were truly loyal, you'd just buy an AppleTV already.

The Name iPad
Get ready for Maxi pad jokes, and lots of 'em!

No Flash
No Flash is annoying but not a dealbreaker on the iPhone and iPod Touch. On something that's supposed to be closer to a netbook or laptop? It will leave huge, gaping holes in websites. I hope you don't care about streaming video! God knows not many casual internet users do. Oh wait, nevermind, they all do.

Adapters, Adapters, Adapters
So much for those smooth lines. If you want to plug anything into this, such as a digital camera, you need all sorts of ugly adapters. You need an adapter for USB for god's sake.
post #87 of 815
You need an adapter for USB?!!!!
post #88 of 815
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post
I would disagree with that since it isn't flash compatible, which means plenty of websites won't be viewable with it.

Since flash sucks and is unnessary 99.99999% of the time, I'd say that that is a plus. Maybe it will make webdesigners think better about loading up their websites with crap that impresses only themselves and pisses everyone else off.
post #89 of 815
not when you turn them into fully functioning macs.
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post
yes. Laptop is four-five times the weight and width and netbooks are weaksauce for mobile surfing and a bunch of other things.
post #90 of 815
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
Since flash sucks and is unnessary 99.99999% of the time, I'd say that that is a plus. Maybe it will make webdesigners think better about loading up their websites with crap that impresses only themselves and pisses everyone else off.

That is the biggest pile of crap I've ever heard man.
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