The Apple Tablet

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  1. So it looks like the Apple tablet will be getting announced this evening. I'm sure it will be an amazing bit of kit, anyone got any predictions about it? other than:

    It will be massively expensive
    Be missing some essential features
    Start a flurry of iTablet killers by other companies
    Have some sort of special new features
    It will have a shite battery life
    Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO will say its too expensive and limiting
    People who buy it early will be gutted after it gets a price slash or an upgrade

    Other than that im guessing 10" screen some sort of iPhone-like OS and deals with book, magazine, news and comic book publishers for a new style content. called either the iPad or iTablet.
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    Too limiting.
    Too expensive
    Too fucking much!
  3. I do think they have good products and Jobs is an excellent showman. Everyone says its the Apple cult if you love Apple products but for me I love Apple for their innovation, I would be first to admit their problems. definately a cultist element out there though.
  4. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    the same people who do buy it early wont stop fcuking going on about it and about how much it's 'changed their lives'.

    fcuking throbbers.
  5. Yes they are great machines. Yes, they are all highly innovative. The problem is, do I really need a wafer thin solid state slate?, with the price to boot? I'm not presenting Sky News FFS! I only want to look for porn!

    No doubt it will be endorsed by some celebrity twat, and the OS and applications will only be available via download, once your credit card details, mortgage deeds, and grandads will are securely stored in Steve Jobs bank vault.

    Apple.....IT for smug twats!
  6. Apple are a bunch of clever twats.

    I live with a product designer and it's like the holy grail.

    Whatever they bring out tonight will be bummed, whatever the cost or whatever the real value is for the average consumer...

    I just don't get tablet computing, I'm waiting to be massively convinced, if it's on my lap and i'm looking down what is the point...

    Immersion interface is the only future, touch screen is no good for long periods of use
  7. I don't mind Apple as a company, so long as I don't have to use OS-X. I wish iPods didn't rely on iTunes, cos it blows goats compared to any alternative.

    The people who irritate me are the fanboys. Who really gives a stuff what you think is so great about Steve Jobs? And besides, Apple will take a huge hit when Jobs finally keels over, whereas Microsoft (despite being mediocre at most things) lost Bill Gates and just kept on ticking. Any company that can survive Steve Ballmer has to be solid.
  8. Yeh,

    people have the impression that apple invented mp3, I'm not surprised some people don't think they invented the phone now.

    their only great products that have sort of changed things is the ipod and iphone...

    Their computers have never been good value for the price and all those "creative" people that think photoshop runs better on a mac are idiots.
  9. And who the feck thought that a mouse with one button was a good idea? Can they please share whatever they were smoking?
  10. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    because mactards get confused with more than one.

    they may as well have called this the Apple Suppository... because as far as I'm concerned they can shove it right up their arrse.
  11. udipur

    udipur LE Book Reviewer

    Ladies, ladies.... such vitriol.

    "There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance - that principle is contempt prior to investigation."

    If you don't know what sets the Mac computers apart, you haven't done your research.

    Try one because once you go Mac, you never want to go back.
  12. I went Mac. I kept trying to right-click. My PC was faster. My PC was cheaper. My PC had games.

    The Mac competes on the above in what way?
  13. I use both mac and pc. The pc is for my admin and file storage and the mac is for my music, graphics and media work and online surfing, I find safari alot faster and more user friendly that windows. I upgraded to an iPhone last year After digging my heals in for a long time and now kick myself for not doing it sooner. The iPhone is revolutionary, everything I need with in a modern day phone for everyday use. Mac spent ages telling us how it was life changing and we wouldn't need anything else, if that's the case, why all the build up over this new tablet? I have no need for one, I'm never going to need to carry anything that big around, pockets aren't big enough, it's just going to be another pointless waste of cash that i, no doubt, will be able to live without.
  14. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer


    As for the above - why one mouse button? Because the OS is so simple to operate, you can do it with one button. Not only that, for pretty much ANY function your require of the OS, there is a quick keyboard shortcut. For example, you could pretty much do any task you like on a Mac (apart from draw) using just the keyboard. After all, the mouse is just a fcuking pointer, that's all. The button just makes the pointy thing grab something and move it.

    If I want to open or close a window, or a program, I don't want to waste my time taking my hand off the keyboard, sticking it on the mouse, manouvring the fcuking pointer to some stupid little click-box, and then using one of a myriad fcuking pointer buttons to click the cnut.

    Instead, I'll do what I'm doing, and the tap a couple of keys to open or close something else, and then continue, all without even looking at the spastic pointery thing that is mostly redundant, and slow.

    Those of you who've never really used a Mac have been conditioned by bielzefcukingbub himself (that's Gates) into thinking that all this frenetic sliding a palm-pointer around is how things should be done.

  15. Never buy the 1st gen - best wait for 2nd, preferably 3rd gen.
    vide iPods, i Phone, iMac etc...