I have been reading this story on my beta iPad Nano, keep up the good work
Sources in Cupertino have exclusively confirmed to the Reg that Apple intends to follow up its anticipated iPad success with a miniature, pocket-sized version boasting added voice technology. "The iPad's a great device," an executive familiar with the matter said yesterday. "But think how great it would be if you could carry …
This sounds like just the ticket ! I was going to buy an iPad, but knowing there's a smaller, more voicey-version just around the corner makes me determined to grit my teeth, gnaw my thumbs and tweak my earlobes until it arrives.
Is there a shipping date yet ? Where can I put down some sort of deposit on this mythical device ? And am I OK to tell all my mates I'm getting one ahead of any formal announcement ?
Ah feck it - I'm off twittering and facebooking all my friends with this tale of technological-triumphery !
(Sorry, gotta run - phone's ringing and bubblewrap needs bursting..)
I was just figuring that Jobs forgot about the announcement til the night before and thought "F*** it, what have we got lying around I can show them??? I know, there's that huge f*cking prototype 'iPod Touch For The Short Sighted' that Bob knocked up when he was drunk that time that when we all laughed at him for it."
So maybe this is the 'iPod Touch for the Near Sighted with Bonus Voice Features'?
That sounds BRILLIANT!!!!!! I cant wait for it, my iphone just doesnt cut it, but if i could get some kind of smaller tablet with a phone in it and seriously reduced battery life, i would snap it up!
I hope that someone thinks of bringing out some kind of portable record player that allows me to listen to music on the move, maybe using some kind of proprietry in-ear speakers.
I must admit, i dont know where technology is going next....Fire, the wheel, Elastic-trickery....Amazing!
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...you've got copy and paste! Just how long did you have to wait, and how much did you have to pay, for that value adding technological marvel?
While I'm at it: "The large, high-resolution screen makes iPad perfect for watching any kind of video: from HD movies and TV shows"
*cough* BULLSHIT! *cough*
Man, imagine, a MASSIVE iPad on your desk, with a keyboard - it would be just like a common-or-garden iPad in it's dock, standing upright at a slight tilt. The keyboard could connect by Bluetooth, and other things could too, maybe a mouse? Best of all, as you wouldn't need to move it around, you could plug it straight into the mains!
I'm telling you, Apple is the FUTURE.
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Ah come on. You know you've got some Daily Mail readers that cross-over here occasionally. It's a statistical certainty. Mainly because they're trawling the internet hoping that there is a site somewhere that provides a register of either nonces or immigrants, or preferably both. They end up here for that hopeful reason.
OK, they released it, It is what it is, and it isn't what it isn't. Get over yourselves and actually find new stories about new stuff.
No one forced all the tech news outlets to keep hyping it in advance of the launch, you did that all yourselves. Lazy boys get lots of hits tho.
For what it is worth, I think it looks like a pretty useful bit of kit at a reasonable price.
The real tech news angle is that it uses an Apple SoC CPU - that, at least, is something new, and a canny move to protect their IP investment as you can't just copy and crack a piece of hardware so easily.
Oh yeah, the iPhone/Touch does seem to be quite popular with users, despite (or maybe because of?) the twatphone, jesusphone mudslinging from some quarters. Go figure...
Come back in a year and see what happened to the iPad.
Remember - you do not have to buy one if you don't like it.
The mainstream press seem to have been just as obsessed, two whole pages in the Guardian this morning - the first two inside pages. It did strike me that there are a few more important things happening in the world than the release of a niche product by a technology company but my knowledge of what is importnat to the media is obviously defective. Must drink more kool aid.
WTF, another Apple product without the keyboard !!!
They need to re-think their whole product strategy. In fact the what the world needs is a product centred around the full size clickety clackety keyboard, with a pop out small screen if occasionally you want to see what your typing or what someone else sends to you...if you are not able to keep up with the rapidly glowing keys that type out a message to you in real time, a bit like optical morse code.
Then a mouse could be hung off, a printer, speakers, mic. In fact a very versatile and interactive iKeyboard.
"Sources in Cupertino have exclusively confirmed to the Reg..."
Hah, like Apple has ever confirmed anything to the Reg, and exclusively? I think Steve Jobs would sexually harass himself with an Xbox before that happened!
I'm as disturbed as Sarah that so many people fail to understand satire, though. Le sigh.
16gb- Slim Ipad
32gb- Regular ipad
64Gb- Max Ipad!
All of a sudden madtv's parody has gone through the roof!
And loving how takuhii seems to have deleted his own post in shame.
Oh well, time to check my email on the awesome Ipad mini.
FAIL- as well, its a BFO Ipod touch, with an name which sounds like something which should be shoved in ladies underwear.
Why not just get a netbook for half the money? I know it won't have all the "cool apps" but you'll still get everything you need done in non-cool Windows for a lot less money. There is nothing you can't do on a Windows netbook that this can do (just add Kindle software). While I do admit to being a Apple/iLemming hater, I do understand their other products and why they succeed. But if this sells to the masses I guess I am completely out of touch and will have to start printing Jobs for president stickers.
As LCD prices continue to drop, they will be soon be cheaper than walls and coffee tables. Likely already are if you shop in the 'right' stores in London.
Want the dining room table to look like old pine for breakfast and polished marble for dinner? DONE.
With iPad/Walls installed, you will never have to paint again. Just pay a little extra and adverts for vlagra and Windows 8 will not follow you around the house. Just imagine how great its going to be!
Please stop removing my comments. Deriding the abilitity of someone, who is clearly a troll, to copy and paste Apple bumf, after the fiasco that was copy and paste for the iPhone, without levelling any person insults of any kind to the OP is hardly a cause to dis-allow the comment, is it not? I see far, far more off-topic and foul language comments every day on El Reg and yet they remain.
Please feel free to punish me, with the liberal application of a good spanking, for my temerity to question the decisions of the moderatix.
It's Sarah, not Sara.
Something to remember too…it’s not always Sarah at the helm. (Which is unfortunate when you spend 15 minutes carefully crafting a comment to troll her, only to have it read by someone else!) The lady does get some days off; your comments may have been moderated by her, by someone else, or by some combination thereof.
Also: she doesn't remember who any of us are, and probably doesn't care. (Make the appropriate exception for amanfromMars.) The chances that she is somehow purposefully moderating your comments is pretty slim. Besides which, she deals with a lot of comments every day. You could just be a victim of someone else’s comments having put her in a bit of a foul mood.
Have a pint and relax!
An additional reply, (or maybe not additional if the previous one gets moderated?):
Don't feel bad, she dinged me too. (A completely innocuous comment on a totally unrelated thread.)
My guess (based on the comment) is simply that she's read it so many times in so many other comments by now that I'm lucky she didn't crawl through the tubes and stab me in the face with a comma.
I'm terribly sorry but I don't know who you are. I moderate up to 500 comments a day with assistance from others, who may have taken exception to your outpourings. Or it may have been me. I don't recall. We strive for consistency but it's a little like freedom, or justice - unobtainable absolutes that we can only work towards, never truly achieve.
My name has an H on the end. Perhaps you should remove your eyewear when you sit down to write to me.
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I'm practically passing out laughing at this article, then it gets better with so many who COMPLETELY miss the joke!
El Reg. Sarah, et al... Well played.
I'll be expecting the Fedex man with my new keyboard promptly for the damage this has wrought.
Keep up the good work!
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