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  Reply # 294288 29-Jan-2010 11:22
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peteflynn: An interesting note: in this morning's Dom Post business section they ran a small article on teh iPad. They stated it will be available in March and the base model will be $705.

Glib currency conversion by a johnny-no-stars reporter or inside info do you think?

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I would bet the former. I remember pundits betting on iphone pricing at th e$800-900 mark, and freaked out when it hit at $1200-$1300.


It will be $800-900 for the basic, and Apple will offer it online for $50 less than retailers just like the 3GS. 

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  Reply # 294306 29-Jan-2010 12:18
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sbiddle: I also consider the lack of camera a huge loss. Video is becoming a big part of our daily lives, whetehr it be recording and uploading content to YouTube, streaming video video to ustream, or taking part in a SIP or Skype videoca/video conference. The device has the perfect form factor for these applications yet it's missing the hardware for it.


A inbuilt camera will come as a future update as per Apple's well known and consistent strategy of drip feeding new features.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 294334 29-Jan-2010 13:56
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I am guessing the price for the base model will be $NZ850. 
Based on the fact that the US iPad price ($499) is half the price of a MacBook ($999) and the NZ price of a MacBook is $1699. This assumes the exchange rate remains similar to when the MacBooks price was set. Never know what Apple will do though.

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  Reply # 294341 29-Jan-2010 14:25
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The Jokes are rolling in







And my Favourite


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  Reply # 294393 29-Jan-2010 16:45
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whoops, double post

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  Reply # 294394 29-Jan-2010 16:45
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haha iPad Nano, brilliant!

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  Reply # 294523 29-Jan-2010 22:48
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Ham: haha iPad Nano, brilliant!


 

Perhaps they should have called it the iPod Maxi Touch, or rename the iPod touch to iPad, and call the large version iPad Maxi.

 

 



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  Reply # 295316 2-Feb-2010 10:05
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A very though provoking article about the ipad the editor forwarded on AudioEnz .

http://stevenf.tumblr.com/post...


"The Old World

In the Old World, computers are general purpose, do-it-all machines. They can do hundreds of thousands of different things, sometimes all at the same time. We buy them for pennies, load them up to the gills with whatever we feel like, and then we pay for it with instability, performance degradation, viruses, and steep learning curves. Old World computers can do pretty much anything, but carry the burden of 30 years of rapid, unplanned change. Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X based computers all fall into this category."

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  Reply # 295330 2-Feb-2010 10:51
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stuzzo: A very though provoking article about the ipad the editor forwarded on AudioEnz .

 http://stevenf.tumblr.com/post...

"The Old World

 In the Old World, computers are general purpose, do-it-all machines. They can do hundreds of thousands of different things, sometimes all at the same time. We buy them for pennies, load them up to the gills with whatever we feel like, and then we pay for it with instability, performance degradation, viruses, and steep learning curves. Old World computers can do pretty much anything, but carry the burden of 30 years of rapid, unplanned change. Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X based computers all fall into this category."



Smells a little of self centered importance, with some b/s thrown in for good measure.

Quote: "First, I would put the birth of New World computing at 2007, with the introduction of the iPhone." Have to laugh at that one.

Quote: "We are reading email, browsing the web, playing a game, but not all at once." Huh? Why not?

The best IMHO is when he backs Apples approach by saying "In the New World, computers are task-centric. We are reading email, browsing the web, playing a game, but not all at once. Applications are sandboxed, then moats dug around the sandboxes, and then barbed wire placed around the moats. As a direct result, New World computers do not need virus scanners, their batteries last longer, and they rarely crash, but their users have lost a degree of freedom."

But then goes on to say " Flash storage will grow to terabytes in size. CPUs will continue to multiply in power as they always have. Displays, batteries, everything will improve given enough time."

Huh?!? So we get massive storage, wickedly fast CPU's but still cant multitask?!? WTF? Im not a retard, I can do more than 1 thing at once.

I still dont see the ipad in its current guise, revolutionizing anything. Love the idea, and the potential, just not the delivery. 



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  Reply # 295343 2-Feb-2010 11:31
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I recently got a new netbook (Harvey Norman raincheck) . Great machine but it took several hours to load and set up all the software I wanted. Then the antivirus partitioned the hard drive which I didn't want so had to download a disk partition utility to change it etc etc

We may feel our ability to manipulate all the features of a PC makes us good geeks but isn't there an enormous loss of productivity often happening as well. I'm not saying the PC is out the door just yet but surely there are better approaches. Should a person just doing home or office applications really have to worry about file systems or windows updates or anti-virus or whatever system pop up window occurs?

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  Reply # 296427 5-Feb-2010 15:02
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One thing to keep in mind about the battery life. If you watch the keynote and read between the lines of what Steve jobs is saying.

He was watching movies while on a flight for 10 hours.

This will mean airplane mode. No 3g or wifi or Bluetooth. I would imagine the battery life while surfing the net will be a few hours less once it's on wifi or 3g

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  Reply # 298932 14-Feb-2010 21:33
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Plasmaglows: One thing to keep in mind about the battery life. If you watch the keynote and read between the lines of what Steve jobs is saying.



He was watching movies while on a flight for 10 hours.




This will mean airplane mode. No 3g or wifi or Bluetooth. I would imagine the battery life while surfing the net will be a few hours less once it's on wifi or 3g


this is what written on the apple website :

Battery and Power4*
Built-in 25Whr rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video or listening to music
Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system


*Testing conducted by Apple in January 2010 using preproduction iPad units and software. Testing consisted of full battery discharge while performing each of the following tasks: video playback, audio playback, and Internet browsing using Wi-Fi. Video content was a repeated 2-hour 23-minute movie purchased from the iTunes Store. Audio content was a playlist of 358 unique songs, consisting of a combination of songs imported from CDs using iTunes (128-Kbps AAC encoding) and songs purchased from the iTunes Store (256-Kbps AAC encoding). Internet over Wi-Fi tests were conducted using a closed network and dedicated web and mail servers, browsing snapshot versions of 20 popular web pages, and receiving mail once an hour. All settings were default except: Wi-Fi was associated with a network; the Wi-Fi feature Ask to Join Networks and Auto-Brightness were turned off. Battery life depends on device settings, usage, and many other factors. Battery tests are conducted using specific iPad units; actual results may vary.





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  Reply # 298945 14-Feb-2010 22:22
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Goodness.... Did you have to make everything a single very long ugly hyperlink?




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  Reply # 299093 15-Feb-2010 15:05
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I concur supreme bean, that is a very ugly hyperlink.




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  Reply # 304976 6-Mar-2010 10:51
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Looks like Ole NZ is going to have to wait till later in the year.

I recurring theme of late. 

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/03/05/apple_ipad_to_arrive_in_u_s_on_april_3_preorders_begin_march_12.html

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