You’ve heard the hype. You know the story. Apple leaks ideas for a new product and the world goes crazy. Yes, I am an Apple user. I rock the iPhone and a Macbook Pro, but I don’t think that makes me biased. There’s some things Apple does that I love, and others I think are stupid. For example: Apple TV. It takes iTunes and brings it to your home entertainment system. You can download movies, watch YouTube, etc. Or, you can spend $30 and buy a cord that hooks your laptop to your TV. Don’t have a laptop? Buy a longer cord. It’s not worth the money to rent tv shows and movies off Apple TV when you can buy a Netflix account for much cheaper. Or, buy an Xbox/PS3 and use the free streaming provided by Netflix. If you’re a gamer, you get the whole package.
But I digress. The iPad, is another one of these inventions that I feel is a little excessive for all the hype? Granted, I haven’t seen one yet in person, but from what I’ve read, it seems to be a glorified iPhone with a larger screen/minus the phone. I get the benefit of the larger screen and the additional battery life, but for a person like myself, a laptop and phone are plenty. The question lies though- for whom does the iPad fit? Is it the uber business person that needs all three pieces of gadgetry?