So, we all know about the all wonderful iPad (“iPod XL” as it should be called) and buzz is some people see it as something wonderful and others see it as a disappointment. But, I’m not going to talk about it’s ups and down. Besides, it seems that the big downfall is that it don’t support Flash. I will say this: People need to remember that it’s pretty much a big iPod. If I remember, the iPod don’t support Flash so don’t expect the iPod XL to do so. Before you complain on YouTube and Twitter about how people are comparing it to the iPod, shut up and relax… Because it’s true. Sorry.
Now, my thoughts on it may be a bit weird but, I have to nitpick, you know.
The design i think is good. The fact that it replicates the iPod with a simple design makes it look nice. Not too keen on the prices. Put it like this: If I had the money to spend, I’d more likely get a Mac Mini instead. Even if I was to get one, for free, of course (*wink, wink*), I think the most I would do with it is use it as a digital photo frame that can also play YouTube videos. Mainly anime and Japanese batsu games. I mean, it looks good to display photos but to put your iPod/iPhone apps on it would be ridiculous to me. The one thing I don’t like that’s missing but, we all know Apple will add it on a newer model 6 months after it’s fully released, is no camera. It would be nice if it had an iChat app so that’s one interaction point lost. I can see this being ok gifts for grandparents to send and check their email.
What worries me is who in the hell will carry that thing around? It looks like something you would take with you on a long road trip or to do laundry. I can’t see people in Starbucks pulling out the iPad XL. Not to seen rude but, that would be a douche chill moment for me.
I guess that’s all I needed to say about this new Apple product. I could be right or I could be wrong but remember… It’s just an opinion.