The iPad is a Giant iPhone

As I watched Apple CEO Steve Jobs reveal the iPad yesterday, I felt like I was watching a parody straight out of College Humor. He used words like "magical" and "revolutionary" to announce something that, stripped of such hyperbole, looks patently ridiculous: a giant iPhone.

The iPad is a Giant iPhone

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45 Comments (with 15 Conversations) on “The iPad is a Giant iPhone”
  1. ernani says:

    Im confused, why comparing the two, ipad and iphone only by size??

    Is it really by size or something about the newer hardware and newer technology?

    The author failed to compare the two in technological leaps but simply judged the two by size..I wonder whats the size of his brain hehe..

  2. Mike Abundo says:

    Even the CEO of AT&T agrees: people don’t want to get a second data plan for the iPad.

    That’s saying a lot, considering that A&T is the exclusive 3G provider for the iPad. 😛

  3. fr0stbyte says:

    It’s like.. The hype over the iPad was built by the media and your common internet user. Things lead to other things. Rumors swell up and turn into an idealization of this “awesome” device that can play HD video, sports a customs iPhone OS and many other magical stuff. But in my mind folks at Apple wasn’t developing anything at all.
    The iPad we’ve been presented could have been developed in weeks.. Without so much of a hint of any of the things that it was rumored to have. This release could have been awesome but the utter disappointment entangled with the cheezy introduction Job’s had during the keynote made me decide not to buy this gadget.
    Fortunately for Apple, fantards will actually buy the product even though it’s obviously overpriced. Months later these guys will be screwed over ’cause Apple’s gonna release another one with all new features. Several of those could have been incorporated into the device in the first place. But it won’t totally be awesome. By the third release maybe. By then individuals would have bought the device three times already.
    Lesson here? Wait for the second or third gen version to come out. There are even alternatives out there that offer more for the same price, or less. At its name won’t sound like a woman’s hygiene product.. And you get more for your money.

    • Mike Abundo says:

      You’re absolutely right on all counts, fr0stbyte. Until the iPad has the capabilities of an actual tablet computer and not a giant voiceless smartphone, it’s simply overpriced and underpowered.

  4. iPad is so stupid, or as i call, iShit. Even it isn’t a competitor to normal tablets!!

    • Mike Abundo says:

      If the iPad really is Apple’s “most advanced technology ever”, then the company is at a technological dead end. All they’re really pushing now is further and further lock-in.

  5. Soujiro Seta says:

    it’s the most ridiculous device ever why would i want a bigger iphone plus it still remains in a locked-in state i mean i want other applications on my freakin computer. Apple is becoming dumber and dumber every year it’s like they hit reverse on the evolutionary scale. F U apple!!!!

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