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iPad First Impressions [VIDEO]

April 4th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Happy Me!

In order to keep my Apple fanboy status, I felt compelled to pay a visit to the iPad on its very first day on earth, at least “for the rest of us”.

The trip confirmed and reinforced my positive impressions on the iPad. It is a terrific new device that has lots to offer to everybody. The only soft spot is its weight. Despite being lighter than a laptop, it is still a bit heavy. I don’t know if this will really be an issue in the long term but I am confident that the weight will only be reduced over time.

Interestingly, the Apple Store in Burlington, MA that I went to, was sold out of the more expensive iPads, while still a few of the $499 models were available at 5:30pm. The same had happened with the launch of the iPhone 3GS, where the demand for the 32GB model was higher than the cheaper 16GB.

While I did buy the iPhone on the very first day of its launch, I did not walk out of the Apple Store with an iPad. Why? Because I am going to wait for the model that incorporates a video camera. That’s right, folks. Most likely, the next release of the iPad will have the camera. I cannot tell you why and when but I am absolutely certain that there will be a camera on the iPad.

This flickr photo and video set say all the rest. Enjoy!

Tags: iPad

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Gianfranco Chicco // Apr 4, 2010 at 11:17 am

    While the rational part of me would like to wait for the next model (how much, 6 months, 1 year?!), the traveler and bussinessman parts want it asap. I could start developing apps for conferences on it, explore new uses, etc….

  • 2 yus // Apr 5, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    You are right! The iPad is the killer device for a conference. I much rather have an iPad than a laptop at a conference. Next year at SXSX everybody will carry one.

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