They already are out with new models coming out all the time. The Motorola Xoom is released soon and should be out for around £350 but there are even cheaper models with the same chipset.When are the cheaper, better, and pirate software friendly google and other versions coming out?
Apple are very clever. All Apple hardware connects to other Apple hardware seamlessly, and I assume that they want to keep it that way to promote the purchase of other Apple products.Again I am shocked at the lack of connectivity from the iPad. No USB and no HDMI support, shocking.
Seconded, I'm happy to pay the premium, i can't be arrsed to dick around with settings, I hated NT and Vista, and I'm not a great gamer. I'm happy to plod on with a PC for homework and it's got enough pirated Bosnian MS Office stuff on it for me to feel like i have got a bargain and cheated the system. I've had windows tablets (Samsung q1 ultra up for grabs if anyone wants to make me an offer) and the iPad knocks spots off all of them. Moreover I haven't the time to invest in alternatives like Linux...The very reason it does work is the fact that it does NOT have open architecture and apple in essence 'owns' the rights to refuse software if they think it isn't seemless. If you don't like it or it isn't for you because you like to get 'stuck in' write you own software etc etc, don't buy it. As expressed before, I used to spend a lot of time just maintaining my windows machines, I now have almost completely switched to apple (short of this netbook I am currently using to connect to internet through wifi at work), and honestly, I am not bothered to do all the work when I can pay a premium and apple works for me without me having to spend hours in forums looking for solutions uniquie to my hard- and software configuration.
I'm sort of the opposite, though no expert, I enjoy playing about with things on the PC, setting and customisation etc.Seconded, I'm happy to pay the premium, i can't be arrsed to dick around with settings, I hated NT and Vista, and I'm not a great gamer. I'm happy to plod on with a PC for homework and it's got enough pirated Bosnian MS Office stuff on it for me to feel like i have got a bargain and cheated the system. I've had windows tablets (Samsung q1 ultra up for grabs if anyone wants to make me an offer) and the iPad knocks spots off all of them. Moreover I haven't the time to invest in alternatives like Linux...
Not anytime soon. mostly still niche products. Not one of their products is alone in its category, though it either outright invented such categories, such as the iPod, iPhone (somewhat) or made them pleasant and easy to use (iMac, iPad). It is not like others are not trying, they are just not succeeding because they want to be all things to all people (Windows for phones anyone?). The single most convenient feature apart from it never crashing, is the instant access (and not a second delay there) usage of the iPad when it has been off previously for 24hrs; transformed my web experience. I too wish from time to time that not every iThingy and feature was designed about marketing / pricing to maximise their profits, but I can live with it for as long as it works as well as it does.Surely at some point as ipads and iphones take a larger share of the market, Apple will fall foul of anti-competition rules like Microsoft did?
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