I was at a conference in Amsterdam last week and although we don't have the iPads in Europe yey, I had the opportunity to play for 15 minutes with an iPad brought by a US attendee.
My first impression was: it's really nicely designed, extremely intuitive and responsive. I gotta get one. I also loved the little switch to lock the orientation. Super useful for reading while lying on your side in bed! (Unlike on the iPhone)
However, after a few minutes I started to realize that a) I don't quite know how to hold that thing (whether with or without the Apple carrying case) and b) it's getting damn heavy if you hold it in your hand. Those impression were shared by the owner as well as the other people who played with it.
I believe this is going to limit how much you actually want to use that device in different situations. I think it's actually very impractical to use when you don't sit down. Also, I believe Apple should actually drop the stupid glass screens: they're heavy and the glare is just annoying!
Anyways, until then it looks like the Apple product segmentation goes like this:
- If you're standing, use your iPhone
- If you're sitting in an armchair, couch or other laid back situation, use your iPad
- If you're sitting at a table, use your MacBook
- If you're sitting at your workdesk, use your iMac or Mac Pro
Ah yes, also:
- If you want to watch something on your TV, use your Apple TV or better yet: Mac Mini.
Comments from long ago:
Comment from: faydalihayat
everyone use ipad why i dont understand also every one write something about it is it really very good to always speak about it but thannk you for explantion i understand better