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In a nutshell, what is the Ipad and why does everyone seem to criticize it?

I have been living in the redwood forest for so long that I cant even keep up Apple's latest technology releases. What is the Ipad? A computer, a phone, another kind of ipod? Why do so many of my friends write about its comedy on their facebook status updates?

Asked By: samhandwich22 - 1/29/2010
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The iPad is an iPhone on steroids... More
Answered By: Shaun - 1/30/2010
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Because it is overhyped, underpowered and overpriced. It is a tablet PC but with iPhone OS
Answered By: Ms Malkin - 1/29/2010
 
In a nutshell, the Ipad is very similar to the Ipod Touch(but larger and 200 dollars more expensive) So you can imagine why people are making fun of it. It is a waste of money in my opinion.
Answered By: Wes - 1/29/2010
 
it is basically an iPod touch that's like 3x the size...it can't do anything more than an iPod touch...it still can't run flash anything
Answered By: Christopher H - 1/29/2010
 
Well... More
Answered By: David N - 1/29/2010
 
its basically a big iPod touch/iPhone that's pretty much it lol.
Answered By: ★ⒺⓈⒹ★ - 1/30/2010
 
The iPad is basically a huge (10in screen) iPod touch except for the fact it has 3g connection capabilities. It has the same OS (operating system) as the iPhone. Many people are criticizing it and one reason is that it brings nothing new except it is big. People feel that no-one is going to listen to music throush... More
Answered By: henry - 1/30/2010
 
because apple have really cocked up with this one
Answered By: soulfulfunk - 1/30/2010
 
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Answered By: chester - 1/30/2010
 
an ipad is another one of APPLE creation. It's like a big I-pod touch and a laptop, i hope this video helps http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk85EwGUOds http://www.apple.com/
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Answered By: ♪žøмвίε ρόcķêţ m0nster♪™ - 1/30/2010
 
It's an iPod Touch with a giant screen. People are criticizing it because there is nothing new about it except the screen size.
Answered By: Mark - 1/30/2010
 
Its a tablet, like a tablet pc, but all integrated into one case. These devices have existed long before the ipad. Don't believe me ? Then have a look at the archos 9, toughbook H1, etc. These devices are supposedly for ebook reading, note taking, etc.. but I don't know, that's all stuff you can do on a laptop... More
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Answered By: Jasin - 1/31/2010
 
The IPAD is an Ipod Touch with a bigger lcd screen. Now you might say : omg that guy is ridiculous there must be something new about it. Well no. You see you can jailbreak your Ipod Touch to make it a more advanced device but apple decided that you should not do that with you Ipod because they know that the product... More
Answered By: Summerdrink - 1/31/2010
 
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