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Andrew Huff / April 5, 2010 11:41 AM

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I'm very interested in the iPad, but I'll have to hold off for a little while. If nothing else, I try not to purchase version 1.0 of new technologies. Let other people deal with the inevitable bugs.

Christopher / April 5, 2010 2:55 PM

It looks fantastic, but waiting for version 2.0.

A. Lewellen / April 5, 2010 3:03 PM

I am actually very interested but really don't have a need for anything like an iPad and I'm not sure who does. I have a MacBook Pro and an iPhone and I use both extensively. What need does an iPad fill for someone like me other than the desire for a new toy. I just can't justify it although it looks pretty cool.

The Box Factory / April 5, 2010 5:11 PM

Like many other observers, I think this is the formal beginning for a new category of consumer device, but we have a long way to go yet. For those who can wait, in 2 years or so, there should be a nice range of devices in the $200 - $500 range.

bastard magazine / April 5, 2010 8:35 PM

We'd love an iPad! But much like the Games We'll Never Play, it's not in the cards for now.

Unless you're giving them away, in which case we'll take 3.

sarah / April 5, 2010 9:10 PM

looks like i'm the only one who doesn't give a crap?

Baldeesh / April 5, 2010 9:39 PM

Personally, I don't see how it's going to improve my life any. I'd most likely just lose or break it within a week.

But that's just me. And sarah.

mike-ts / April 6, 2010 7:15 AM

I'm still debating whether or not to get a pager ...

Seriously, I agree with Andrew. Let the pioneers deal with the bugs, and like Box Factory, wait for a need for the device before buying it. I got a cell phone simply because pay phones became rare to find in 2004. And I did get a pager when I was a Realtor and all the other Realtors had one; so to give quick response customers now expected, I got the thing.

flange / April 6, 2010 9:56 AM

similar products have been around for years, so the ipad ain't starting a damn thing.

i'm sure at some point some manufacturer will come out with a model that has features i want at a price i like. not to be cynical or anything, but the ipad just seems like a products conceived and designed to sell people larger fart apps.

eee / April 6, 2010 10:00 AM

Nope, don't care. I love Apple and all things shiny, but I have absolutely no use for it. And I can't afford it even if I wanted it.

Mucky Fingers / April 6, 2010 10:06 AM

No point in having an interest towards something I can't afford.

Spook / April 6, 2010 1:10 PM

I'm not even sure what it's for even though I have a macbook and an ipod.

Fankly I think people who get all into these commercial products are just "cool" stupid fools

paul / April 6, 2010 1:34 PM

I'm going to wait til I retire.

At that point I won't be carrying a laptop wherever I go, and I'll have plenty of time to read, watch videos and surf the web while in the garden, couch, airplane etc.

That said, I predict it won't be long before there are apps that will be worth paying the $500 for.

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