Originally Posted by Jan in CA
Me thinks Dollyce is trying to talk me out of iPad 2. So far it's not working.
My only concern really with the iPad is typing on it. Those of you who have it..what do you think of typing on it? I know you can get a keyboard, but let's assume I don't have one. I know you can't rest your fingers on the keys like you can on regular computer and you can't really use your thumbs like you do with an iPhone. Is it hard to hover?
Here's my takeaway from reading all the information that's hit the decks:
Apple's ipad is the best tablet out there, hands down. All of their competitors are scrambling to 'catch the boat'....but the ship has sailed...and all they can do is wait on shore for the next boat...but Apple will still be ahead of them!
The consensus seems to be: if you have the first generation ipad, don't trade it in for the ipad2. Wait for ipad3.
As for the 7" ipad2...the articles are eluding to it as the competitions' ONLY HOPE. They cannot top the ipad, so develop something Apple doesn't have, and vows it will NEVER have. Here's the consensus: "famous last words". Steve Jobs has said things like that before...what he's NEVER GONNA DO... and then he does it, and does it BETTER. If a Kindle size tablet "takes off"...Apple will follow, and probably do that better, too. But the competition is just itchin' to beat Apple to it!
Also Jan, since you're already on the Apple train with i-things, but no ipad, it makes perfect sense for you to stick with the brand. You'll have fewer software issues with your downloads, books, music,
etc. That's what the consensus is.
I say, go for out!
By the way, I LOVE the onscreen virtual keyboard and the SWYPE option. Never looked back. Hate keyboards on small things!