“For anyone who loves new technology, getting the first touch of a new Apple device is a little like laying hands on the Shroud of Turin, or seeing a unicorn: the first experience of a mythical object imbued with magical properties.”
On the opposing side, critics are quick to point out the functionality failures of the iPad (Where’s the camera? No support for Adobe Flash?) Some have slammed it as no more than a glorified iPod. In a recent interview, even Bill Gates had his two cents to add – and unlike with the 2007 release of the iPhone, he’s not losing any sleep over the iPad:
“It’s not like I sit there and feel the same way I did with iPhone where I say, ‘Oh my God, Microsoft didn’t aim high enough.’ It’s a nice reader, but there’s nothing on the iPad I look at and say, ‘Oh, I wish Microsoft had done it.’ I’m a big believer in touch and digital reading, but I still think that some mixture of voice, the pen, and a real keyboard – in other words a netbook – will be the mainstream on that.”
With all the buzz surrounding the iPad, we want to know your stance:
What do you think of the iPad?