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Apple Announces the iPad – It’s quite the monster

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Apple last night announced the long awaited iPad, Apple’s first major foray into the table PC market and it already looks untouchable. The thing is beautiful and seeing as though it can run every application on the iStore natively it already has a gargantuam amount of applications ready for launch.

It’s going to cost $499 (US) and the most important thing is that it’s going to play games as well. So how does this latest entrant into the game market stack up in size compared to the rest.

Well Kotaku has put together a graph and I have to say the thing looks huge, it may only weigh 680 grams but it’s not going to replace your DSi anytime soon. It does have the opportunity of replacing my severely aging laptop though, especially if I can plug a real keyboard into it somehow for when I am working at the office.

We don’t know when the iPad is going to leave American shores but if you really feel up to it you should be able to import one now as Apple has stated that the iPad will not be locked onto any GSM network when it comes up for sale.

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Source: Kotaku

Last Updated: January 28, 2010

20 Comments

  1. easy

    January 28, 2010 at 08:45

    i really want it, but not entirely sure why. its one of those weird products that doesn’t really fit anywhere, its not full blown computer, its not a dedicated gaming platform, its not a proper phone… what the hell is it?

    but just thinking about the possibilities makes me want it. playing chess or maybe a ruse styled rts could be fun.

    will wait for while before splashing out R15k (gestimate) on one. :tongue:

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    • LazySAGamer

      January 28, 2010 at 09:40

      Be positive, it should only be around R6000 locally… πŸ˜†

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      • easy

        January 28, 2010 at 09:57

        lol! i must have lost my rosey shades somewhere :angel:

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    • Uncle

      January 28, 2010 at 09:56

      Its Apple marketing, thats why you want it πŸ™‚

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      • LazySAGamer

        January 28, 2010 at 10:01

        Well you can ask Nick, I am not an Apple fan but I just have to have one of these.

        It’s just too cool :w00t:

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  2. WitWolfyZA

    January 28, 2010 at 09:34

    Im just very curious to see its processing power and HDD space ect… IT might just be another overly priced APPLE product at the end of the day

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  3. lans

    January 28, 2010 at 10:14

    no flash 10.1
    no camera
    typing on flat surface is fail!
    1GHZ processor is too lame
    no external storage!
    excellent screen though

    This device is just a giant ipod

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    • easy

      January 28, 2010 at 10:53

      flash sucks, plus html5 will make flash obsolete
      lack of camera is odd
      touch screens are the future, get used to it
      1ghz cpu is nothing to sniff at on a mobile device
      why would you want external storage?

      the apps will make or break this product. will take the wait and see approach

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    • LazySAGamer

      January 28, 2010 at 11:17

      But can it play GT5? πŸ˜‰

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      • lans

        January 28, 2010 at 13:58

        please dont mention gt5 i would like to remain objective and calm no more gt talk till sony says so

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  4. lans

    January 28, 2010 at 10:15

    i wonder if this device will make it to sa m sure it will sell 8999-10999 isnt that a bit obscene

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  5. uberutang

    January 28, 2010 at 10:18

    SOunds like a ladies product… ipad… pass.

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  6. bboy

    January 28, 2010 at 10:51

    Can only run one app at a time, no multitasking – and games… don’t expect to play anything more than a build for iPad glorified flash game.

    It’s essentially for reading online content and viewing media.

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    • Uncle

      January 28, 2010 at 11:14

      I agree, but again Apple’s marketing department is one of the best in the world. They make people believe they have to have it. Personally I’d rather be abducted by aliens. :alien:

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    • Karl

      January 28, 2010 at 17:23

      Nonsense, it can run whatever the iPhone can, and the UT3 engine runs on iPhone, ergo…

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  7. leming

    January 28, 2010 at 15:38

    I just read on another website that there will be a keyboard dock.

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  8. Bobby Kotick is still up to no good

    January 28, 2010 at 18:17

    When I first heard about this thing, my first thought was “Wow that could easily be mistaken for an I-Tampon”. :blush:

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  9. enx

    January 29, 2010 at 16:04

    I’d pay 2999 for it – I think that would be a fair price for this giant 16gb ipod touch – but it will most likely cost 5999 once here, so no go. Maybe in 3 generations time. You need an adaptor to plug a usb device into it! How long till it’s running linux tho? πŸ™‚

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    • Nick de Bruyne

      January 29, 2010 at 16:16

      I dont even think we will get one at R5999 to be honest

      Reply

  10. The iPad Sucks

    April 26, 2010 at 12:14

    There aren’t enough people telling it like it is, good job. This post was a breath of fresh air.

    Reply

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