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The new Ipad was unveiled today, too much hype.

I’ve never understood the Ipad, never had a desire to own one and am baffled by its sales, to be honest I’m the same with phones. I have a smart phone, simply because it came as a free upgrade, I still use it simply to text and call people, and despite all this wonderful innovation that has happened in the phone industry I still can’t get signal on the train between Basingstoke and Farnborough.  

It’s all well and good that I can take pictures, surf the web and play angry birds, but if I’m honest I just wish at least of the phone manufactures would concentrate on making a better phone, rather than hiding all the flaws in its most basic use, behind shiny aps.

Although I suppose Crime Thrillers and Horror Films would be a little less exciting if they could get signal anywhere, but anyway.

One of my reasons for not understanding the Ipads dominance is due to the fact that there are products of equal or superior quality available at lower prices, or if you’re happy to overlook a few minor glitches, ridiculous prices.

The other is I don’t get the appeal of a tablet in the first place.

Now I get that it is the Swiss army knife of the gadget world, it’s got a camera, I can surf the web, I can play games, I can read books and all the millions of other functions that it provides, but I think I would be safe in saying that, much like a Swiss army knife the dedicated version is a lot better.

Have you ever tried to cut anything with scissors on a Swiss Army Knife? I rest my case.

Much like the Swiss Army Knives corkscrew, I’m sure it has the odd application that is on par with its dedicated counterpart but I would guess those are few and far between.

What really baffles me about Apple is despite their success, there constant consumer manipulation and their willingness to take your money hand over fist, they have managed to avoid the “Big Bad Corporation” label that goes along with being the market leader.

Personally I’m a little scared of Apple, the entire things a little too much like a cult to me, one of the main reasons I wouldn’t even consider an Iphone 4S is I’m pretty sure at some point in the very near future Siri is going to command you all to drink from the poison Kool-Aid.

  1. sid1979
    March 7, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    If you promise to read it, I will lend you Steve Jobs’ biography by Walter Isaacson. It’s a really rather special book, and may help explain a little about Apple.

    As for tablets? I’m quite liking mine :p

  2. March 8, 2012 at 12:29 am

    sounds good

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