The One Where Apple Is Awesome & Taken Over My Life Or I Love You Steve Jobs
Just a few short hours ago, Steve J0bs and Apple unveiled the device that I inevitably will spend at least one or more paychecks on. It is officially called the iPad and, after my initial review of what Apple showed us so far today, I can tell you that it is going to blow your mind so hard that the person sitting and/or standing next to you will also have their mind blown out. If you want a big time, in-depth first look at this amazing piece of technogeeketry, check out Gizmodo.
First and foremost, the price is amazing. There are going to be two different iPads, one set up for WiFi and the other WiFi+3G. The most expensive version is the 64GB WiFi+3G version…at $829. Frankly, that is fairly mindblowing considering the most expensive iPhone will run you $699.
My initial analysis? If you have an iPhone, why get the WiFi+3G version? Are you going to lug the iPad around with you? It’s easily movable, weighing in at 1.5 pounds, but do you want to take it all over the place? I would use it at home or while traveling to read newspapers, books, magazines or watch movies, maybe play games, that’s it. I wouldn’t take it to work everyday, as I do my iPhone. I’m looking strictly at the WiFi iPad…for now.
Of course, my wife has already told me that we don’t need any more gadgets so this is all just an exercise…until I convince her that we do need another gadget!