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Friday, January 29, 2010

An Apple a Day...

A few days ago in San Fransisco, Apple's chief executive Steve Jobs unveiled the company's newest lovechild: the iPad. The iPad is one of the nicest looking pieces of equipment that Apple has rolled out, and while it has extraordinary capabilties, it seems a little bit unneccessary. Many have called it, "Apple's giant phone." The battery life is 10 hours, it has a backlit LED screen, and comes with 16, 32, or 64GB of memory. The drawbacks are that there is no camera, no built-in USB ports, no HDMI port, no locking system, and no 'Flash' so many videos and graphics will have a little bit of trouble being displayed.

Basically, if I were to rip the screen apart from the keyboard on this Macbook I was using right now, and install the same components as an iTouch, I'd be in better shape. Yeah, the thing looks awesome, but it just sounds to me like someone was joking around at Apple holding up a computer to their face, and next thing you know, boom. The iPad. A lot of technology we have nowadays is over-priced and mostly unnecessary to laypeople anyway, so "if you just drag 2 fingers across the screen," you can drag the iPad right into the trash bin.

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