TiPb hasn't had a chance to get any hands-on time with the no-longer mythical Apple iPad, announced today, but that doesn't mean we can't live vicariously through the awesome power of the interwebs. What does TiPb think? If you call the iPad a big iPod touch, you're right. If you think that's a bad thing, you're nuts fully justified, but we see it as a huge positive, if only a first step. Removing the constraints imposed by a small screen? Yeah, the iPhone OS is just getting started. Apple is legitimately excited about this, and that means iPhone OS, and iPhones are going to benefit. Love. Up.
Ok, quick take: what do you think of the iPad? Is it truly the "third category" between your laptop and your iPhone? It is overblown, overpriced, and overhyped? Or is it like the iPod: something most people thought was "kind of neat" at first, but which ended up revolutionizing the consumer industry?
Vote below, but more importantly, expand in the comments: mind blown?
It includes an an all-new, iPad-friendly user interface for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, with popup galleries. Numbers also has a distinct, virtual numeric keypad.
It makes sense they have iWork, they're going to want some Office compatibility and light productivity to make the case for why you'd want an iPad instead of a netbook but... TiPb still wonders how easy it will be to input significant content via the iPad. We're willing to be convinced, we're jut not there yet.