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Ipad: Will you be getting one ?

Updated on December 16, 2011


Already a huge number of people in various countries around the world have forked out hundreds of dollars each in anticipation of being the first to have in their personal possession the latest Apple Gadget: The IPad. The Ipad is the latest in Technological breakthoughs from Apple computers that may, or may not revolutionize the way people purchase content. That is they would have ordinarily bought from a newsagent of bookstore or through their respective computers.

IPad by Apple

Within weeks the marketing gurus at Apple and the bloggesphere including this one are a wash with artcles liking or disliking the latest Apple product the IPad.  That is with the anticipated release of the Ipad. We all know the frenetic activity that went on with the release of the Apple Iphone at Midnight at various dates across the globe.  Some time ago now that the dust has settled was the Iphone really as good as we were all meant to believe. Look I am sure it was the IPhone is a very good user friendly phone. The IPhone came with lots of patented features including ways to make it so easy it easy to use the touch screen. As well it came complete with a number of applications(apps) as they like to say with the possibility for a small fee for each application of downloading many thousands more user friendly Apps. The Ipad is set to work very similar to the IPhone but with a much larger screen so you will be easily be able to read books downloaded to it. The word is that there will be at least three thousand books will  available upon its release with many thousands more to be made availalbe in the future. Will it replace the printed version. I hope not.

In Japan people are queuing for the release of the Ipad which will be released in the next few days. According to recent reviews such as those on CNN the Ipad will be very useful for the use of apps and will more than compete with the Kindle. The keyboard is very similar to that on the Iphone although the screen is much larger and therefore quite easy to use. The applications are easy and downloading content will make reading so much easier that going to a bookstore to purchase book, newspapers of magazines so you can know that content providers will be lining up to put easy apps to their content on the Ipad.

There is no doubt that the Ipad will make the search for and use of content easy. No longer will you have to waste time space and money travelling to and from bookshops and other venues in search of content. You will have to do it on line. However their will obviously be a cost and no doubt that will depend on your network provider and the publisher that is producing the content. Will more importantly be the experience the same or better. I am sure many will worship the technology as they have done with cell phones and laptop computers. But in the process what will be lost.? The ability to skim through a book or newspaper before purchase. The act of escaping to a bookshop and browsing at leisure through the stock in the familiar way as has been the case for more than a hundred years? time will only tell.


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    • Roffi Grandiosa profile image

      Roffi Grandiosa 

      8 years ago from Bandung, Indonesia

      I love iPad.. here is my personal experience using it

    • barryrutherford profile imageAUTHOR

      Barry Rutherford 

      9 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hi Ethel thanks for your comment probably me too I think the shiny screen will put me off too much glare from light...

    • ethel smith profile image

      Ethel Smith 

      9 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      It will be a long time before I buy.

      I do love the feel and smell of traditional books and will mourn their inevitable passing. I can see the sense of online books though

    • billyaustindillon profile image


      9 years ago

      Nice hub - I am looking forward to weather and comics on it :) Though it makes sense to wait per fast money

    • save my system profile image

      save my system 

      9 years ago from United Kingdom - London

      Thanks for publishing new information about the Ipad. I am looking forward to buy one. Sure Ipad is great achievement for Apple, and it gives amazing experience to user.


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