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RanTalbott

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Well, why I need a bigger Iphone?


Presbyopia:  it's no coincidence that,  now that Jobs and all the original Mac buyers are on the AARP mailing list,  he's releasing an iPhone with BFF* capabilties.

Plus,  the larger size means a bigger GPS antenna,  and the improved resolution makes it suitable for navigating scooters and walkers around the nursing home.

* "BFF" = Big &%^$ing Fonts

digimike

But the iPad doesn't have GPS. Its just an oversized iThouch not an oversized iPhone. If you get the more expensive one then it will have AT&T 3G in it but it still won't have a camera or GPS.

westfw

It looks like almost everything I ever wanted an eBook to be.  Except <$250.  Still, pretty comparable to other eBooks of similar size, with better features (?)
It'll be interesting to see if the world wants a programmable eBook, rather than a tablet computer.  It's a good question; Apple seems to be doing pretty well with their programmable music player...
Keep in mind that "issues of choice" (flash, app licensing scheme) can be changed pretty quick.  I always find the ads touting "open app policy" (ie on droid?) to be ... amusing.  All it takes is for Apple to decide that it's important, and a snap of the fingers, and a whole marketing ploy becomes useless...

Osgeld

IF apple was going to change their stance on open software they missed the boat a loooooong time ago

they haven't allowed much open programing starting with the original Macintosh (ever hear of a programing switch)
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Tchnclfl

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I think the iPad is going to be Appl'ss first big flop in a long time.


We can only hope ;D!

It's been too long..

digimike

Hey i love my iTouch but updates don't come fast enough and the platform isn't as open as it should be. I should be able to do allot more with interfacing it with other things without the need to jailbreak it.

andrew0

The 3G iPads will have GPS according to the specs at apple.com

Andrew

Osgeld

for darn near a grand it better
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mowcius

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The 3G iPads will have GPS according to the specs at apple.com

Still no camera though!

jezuz

can you imagine trying to take a photo with that huge rectangle? It's like trying to hold up a picture frame to take a photo... irony...

digimike

The camera would be used more for AR purposes. Imagine coupling facial recognition with the system. The iPhone doesn't have enough hardware to support something like that but the iPad might. You take the iPad, with GPS, and camera and you can have the actual street view with the GPS map overlaid on it as you drive down the road.

Osgeld

see if it had USB they could make an addon webcam ... call it the iBall
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andrew0

iLike the sound of an iBall.

jezuz

What if you wanted two of them? Perhaps iBalls

ahh, good 'ol immaturity.

mowcius

well there is an add on connector to give USB for plugging a camera into but that is for 'transfering images'. Dunno if you could make a webcam work...

Mowcius

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