I would totally pre-order! Everything I own from Apple has helped take my business to the next level. All of us in my office use macs, iphones, etc. and it's how our business runs smoothly when we are all on the road and traveling.
I'm sure it will be beautiful, efficient, and have more features than I could imagine.
shit no, b-hole!
I've always stayed away from Apple 1.0 products. It's great if you want to be an early adopter and can afford the price. I know from experience that the 2.0 products are much more refined, have the defects worked out, and the features working the way they should. I have an iPod Touch 1G and it doesn't have bluetooth, peer2peer, nor Nike+. While the last two aren't important I could really use the A2DP
Looks like a big iPod Touch at 3 times the price- isn't the UI getting a bit tired now?
Obviously the price is a big deal. Also apple was sending info to iphone developers to make sure their apps allowed better resolution and they would work ok on the "tablet"
I don't understand how are we going to carry these things. Aside from the "hangover" I cannot see a return of the satchel.
Yes because if it blow I could sell it on ebay the day of for twice what I bought it for!
How has not one person here mentioned its slated replacement of dieing print media.... o wait we all got this link on phones over the internet and probally only leaf through magazines while waiting for our Starbucks at the book store.... I think I just answered my own question. I think the success of this device lies in publications like the national geographic, wired, and popular science creating iTunes friendly secure subscription format media.
Even if it's nothing more than an iPod Touch with a bigger screen, as long as it's only about $100 more than the equivalent capacity iPod Touch it'll still be a success, regardless of what anyone here thinks. That'll hit the spot of the "missing" Apple netbook.
Think similar to the Joojoo tablet but with all the benefits of the iTunes music/video/App Store ecosystem, 16GB-64GB internal storage, and a standard Apple dock connector that gives 3rd parties so many opportunities.
Assuming it has full Flash support, I'd wait for v2.
There is wisdom in the last few comments. I didn't buy an iPod until 5th generation. I wouldn't wait that long with the tablet, but will wait for 2nd generation at least, and probably several months after that comes out to see if the price drops considerably.
I'll don't like to be an early adapter of any product...
Remember the iPhone cost reduction? And the transition from edge to 3G?
I'll buy it when all the components for augmented reality are present on the tablet.
if i could pre-order the 2nd gen, yes.
Good things come to those who wait.... for v2.
It might be really thick. Will it interface with printers?
cardinal rule of apple products, wait for v2.
No interest, really.
My Asus eeePC netbook is portable. 10" is fine for touchtyping.
My iPhone does the rest.
I don't honestly see the point in an Apple tablet Apple laptops are great, the iPhone is great, so what does this do?? Hyped rubbish if you ask me that's very unnecessary and inconvenient compared to those two items.
I would never ever buy an apple product. I don't trust Jobs, and have not been impressed with any product he or his company has released.
I want to know how big the screen size is first. I have heard a lot of different numbers. so far the JooJoo looks like something I would rather have.
I want to be sure it's not just a huge iPhone. Why get an apple tablet when I got one that fits in my pocket already?
I am thinking I will look and see what this is all about. I would like something smaller than my lap top for class but with more functionality than my iPhone. Larger Qwerty keyboard would be a big selling point. Especially if it has OSX on it.
Anyone who has the kind of money to order anything site unseen would surely lose it...
I love all things apple, but it'll probably end up being the practical side of me being, "do I really need this?". I've already got an iPhone, Desktop and Laptop; where's the space for the tablet?
I think to be honest, for all that I would use it for, I would rather buy a kindle, and save myself a likely £600.
Just my opinion.
All those b!tching and whining about the over hyped apple tablet, will be the first to queue infront of the apple store!
Oh and @Jeremy , I have been happily married to my iPhone 2G for the past 2 years and a half!
I think The Apple development team has something amazing in store for us; but as an owner of an iPhone 3gS looking back on the first-gen device, which, while revolutionary, still lacked a few basic features comptetitors offered, I have to look before I leap on this outing.
I'm just hoping that the tablet isn't a big version of the iPhone. If that's the case, I'll stick with my iPhone. But if it's something that is really usable as a computer, that I can take to meetings and take notes from clients and feedback on designs, then I'm sold. Very interested to see what el Jobso unveils.
I can't wait to see it and I think its going to be a good fit for our biz but if its more than netbook or iphone then I don't see the advantage.
the price would be the main selling point for me. i don't want to have to take out a loan and give my first born child for an apple computer
It's not that I don't trust Jobs. I just need to be sure it will benefit me, and the price is reasonable.
I love Apple products but I'm having trouble understanding why people are getting so excited about this. I have never been a fan of tablets but if anybody could do it right it would be Jobs. So I'll wait and see.
I'm going to be very disappointed if it has a iPhone like OS and have to buy Apps made just for the Tablet.
I want it to run OSX so I can do whatever I want on it, maybe a modified version with better on screen keyboard support, but let me run OSX and any apps I want.
If it's the tablet from Avatar, where I can drag a document/image from the screen to my tablet, I'm in.
I'll never buy first generation from Apple. Ever.
I think its a little worrying that 36% picked A)
Depends on the cost.
You got some resources out there. help us out & we will send the money to you now lol...
Glorified and over-sized iPhone. No thanks.
I like Apple products, but I don't buy anything without seeing it first. There are a few "dark spots" in Apple's history (ie. the Newton) that serve as a warning for any "blind buy."
I just don't think it's going to be all that spectacular.