My good friend, B. Thompson, and I went to the Apple Store on 5th Avenue a few days after the iPad launch to see what all the fuss was about. Apparently shoppers were smart to the fact that the 3G version that is coming out is better, and contrary to popular belief, the device was not sold out and did not merit days long lines. Gee, whoda thunk it.
Anywho, we liked the form factor, but there were too many glaring omissions and quirks that pushed our buttons. The first of which is that damn glossy screen. Fingerprints McGee. Second, the damn thing was loaded with apps that used GPS and a camera, and this particular model has neither. Third, all but a couple apps were pixellated and gross because Apple didn’t care enough to load iPads with good looking apps in their WORLDWIDE FLAGSHIP STORE. Fail, fail, fail, I tell you.
Apparently the thing gets good battery life and saves print media across the board or something like that. However, none of that is reason enough for me to buy one as it currently is. It is a large first generation iPod Touch. Fail.