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    Thread: The iPad Thread - keep the general chit-chat here. Thanks!

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      01-27-2010 03:14 PM #126
      can someone please explain this micro gsm sim thing?
      i cant find anything about it on google really helpful..... will my sim card from my iphone work in it?
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      Really Volvo? A failure of system that is supposed to save the inattentive would have been noticed by a real inattentive driver?
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      01-27-2010 03:16 PM #127
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      Give us a few examples of what you'd like to do. I'm genuinely curious.

      I'd like to be able to listen to streaming radio while doing anything else. I'd like to be able to carry on a chat conversation and not have to re-load the app every time I reply. On a device this size, it'd be better if those programs could be run in small windows next to my main activity. I multi-task all the time on my iPhone, so I know it's capable of it. I was just hoping to see apple put their polish on the interface. If it's not on the iPad, it's not likely to show up on the iPhone any time soon.
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    3. 01-27-2010 03:19 PM #128
      Quote, originally posted by zhenya00 »
      I'd like to be able to listen to streaming radio while doing anything else. I'd like to be able to carry on a chat conversation and not have to re-load the app every time I reply. On a device this size, it'd be better if those programs could be run in small windows next to my main activity. I multi-task all the time on my iPhone, so I know it's capable of it. I was just hoping to see apple put their polish on the interface. If it's not on the iPad, it's not likely to show up on the iPhone any time soon.

      My droid can do that
      The lack of Flash support surprises me.

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      01-27-2010 03:19 PM #129
      Quote, originally posted by John A »
      Give us a few examples of what you'd like to do. I'm genuinely curious.

      Um, run Slacker while I do anything else? Be able to edit photos in one app while uploading them to the web in another? Or edit photos in one app while importing them to a document or presentation? Or flip easily between an address in my email and Google maps?
      I mean, seriously, you don't see the point of multi-tasking apps?

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      01-27-2010 03:22 PM #130
      Quote, originally posted by SpiffyGTI »
      My droid can do that
      The lack of Flash support surprises me.


      Um, so can my iPhone, and frankly it does it better than the Droid for most apps. It it was officially Apple though, it'd handle it better yet.
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      01-27-2010 03:23 PM #131
      Quote, originally posted by zhenya00 »
      I multi-task all the time on my iPhone, so I know it's capable of it.

      For most people, multitasking is simply surfing the net, checking emails and listening to music. Possibly some word processing. All of these things are still capable. Perhaps not to your specs, but to imply that your multitasking is being shortchanged is silly.


      Modified by Matt D. at 12:24 PM 1-27-2010

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      01-27-2010 03:25 PM #132
      Quote, originally posted by Swallow Doretti »
      I mean, seriously, you don't see the point of multi-tasking apps?

      While I certainly do, I think a lot of people see that most apps save state and open so quickly that whether you can multi-task or not is somewhat irrelevant. I'm honestly surprised that they left it out of the iPad though. Jailbroken iPhones do it so well already, with, under most circumstances, no major effect on battery life, that it seems like Apple would be able to get this done with minimal effort.
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      01-27-2010 03:25 PM #133
      Quote, originally posted by Swallow Doretti »
      Um, run Slacker while I do anything else? Be able to edit photos in one app while uploading them to the web in another? Or edit photos in one app while importing them to a document or presentation? Or flip easily between an address in my email and Google maps?
      I mean, seriously, you don't see the point of multi-tasking apps?

      I've got a laptop for the things you're describing. I'm never going to edit batches of photos on this thing, or even upload them from it. I'll use it to view photos, and show them off to others though.
      I can absolutely see the usefulness of being able to listen to other audio (other than the iPod / iTunes player it comes with) in the background of other apps. But things like IM'ing and such would require a completely different OS to do it right.

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      01-27-2010 03:25 PM #134
      i think its kinda funny all the accelerometer apps they showed off.... i mean really.... can you see yourself in public playing a game that required you to tilt a computer monitor back and forth.... i think that would get aggravating quick..... id be thinking y not get my PS2 controller and turn my PS3 on?
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      01-27-2010 03:26 PM #135
      check the specs, and you'll see how this will define the future of mobile devices.
      i get the feeling some people just missed the point, just wanting to hate "it".
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      01-27-2010 03:27 PM #136
      Quote, originally posted by Matt D. »
      For most people, multitasking is simply surfing the net, checking emails and listening to music. Possibly some word processing. All of these things are still capable. Perhaps not to your specs, but to imply that your multitasking is being shortchanged is silly.

      Almost everyone I know with an iPhone uses Pandora or some other streaming app. They ALL want the ability to do that while they otherwise use the phone. That IS being shortchanged. The point is, that despite not being designed for it, the iPhone ALREADY multi-tasks most apps with no issues whatsoever. Those that remain are so minor that Apple could easily solve them.
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      01-27-2010 03:29 PM #137
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      check the specs, and you'll see how this will define the future of mobile devices.
      i get the feeling some people just missed the point, just wanting to hate "it".

      i think a touch keyboard laptop with 3G support would have defined it better
      and believe me i do want to hate it..... I love apple..... but this seems more to me like a side product like the macbook air was to the macbook pro.... something that only a small group of people are going to use.....
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      01-27-2010 03:30 PM #138
      Quote, originally posted by eurotekms »
      check the specs, and you'll see how this will define the future of mobile devices.
      i get the feeling some people just missed the point, just wanting to hate "it".


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      01-27-2010 03:32 PM #139
      Apple has to work on getting flash to work on this.. It was touted as the ultimate internet browsing machine by SJ on stage, yet no flash support? Come on...Flash is everywhere

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      01-27-2010 03:33 PM #140
      i think the most important thing we should all be thinking about is.....

      will we be able to get vag-com working on it?
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      01-27-2010 03:39 PM #141
      Still no multi-tasking . No wonder they say the cpu screams...it only has to run one app at a time
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      01-27-2010 03:42 PM #142
      Quote, originally posted by eurotekms »
      check the specs, and you'll see how this will define the future of mobile devices.
      i get the feeling some people just missed the point, just wanting to hate "it".

      Elaborate on why the specs on this thing will redefine mobile devices. From where I stand, it looks like it does a whole bunch of things that a whole bunch of mobile devices already do. Some of which, Apple already sells.
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      01-27-2010 03:42 PM #143
      Quote, originally posted by zhenya00 »
      Almost everyone I know with an iPhone uses Pandora or some other streaming app. They ALL want the ability to do that while they otherwise use the phone. That IS being shortchanged. The point is, that despite not being designed for it, the iPhone ALREADY multi-tasks most apps with no issues whatsoever. Those that remain are so minor that Apple could easily solve them.


      Ok, so, you can't stream (for now). Well, you can't exactly read a full book or surf the net that well on the iPhone either. And before JB, I didn't have video recording on my iPhone. Pros and cons exist with all devices. If it came with a phone, people would say it's a big azz iPhone. Can't please everyone. The iPad seems to have real-world application and it should do very well like most AAPL products.



      Modified by Matt D. at 12:45 PM 1-27-2010

    19. 01-27-2010 03:55 PM #144
      and who's to say Apple isnt holding onto some cards from the deck in the form of firmware updates for the cry babies out there whining about Flash support, or multitasking with the fully capable Apple A4 processor? just because it doesnt come as standard equipment doesnt mean it itsnt capable or that it isnt going to be available... But like matt d said, cant please every one.


      Modified by MrRoboito at 1:12 PM 1-27-2010

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      01-27-2010 04:00 PM #145
      the one thing that is clear from watching the video on apple's site, is that everyone there is high. whatever it is that they're putting in the kool-aid, i want some.

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      01-27-2010 04:03 PM #146
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      fully capable dual core Apple A4 processor

      Where did you see that?

    22. 01-27-2010 04:05 PM #147
      watched the conference.

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      01-27-2010 04:06 PM #148
      And a lot of the things people really wanted this thing to do, it doesn't.
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      01-27-2010 04:07 PM #149
      Quote, originally posted by SpiffyGTI »
      The lack of Flash support surprises me.

      Yeah, I could find some uses for this device but that is a deal breaker for me.
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      01-27-2010 04:08 PM #150
      I haven't seen anywhere that it is a dual core.
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