Steve Jobs made the big announcement over at Apple that has taken literally 17 people by surprise, namely, that we now have a tablet Mac computer. I mean, a tablet web-browsing device that runs a sort of Mac OS. I mean, an exciting new product that runs an exciting new program called iBooks, code name KindleKiller. I mean, it’s like a… well, it’s very very revolutionary because it, well… you know, it will change…
Ok, ok, ok.
It’s a giant iPhone.
(It’s nice to have that out of the way).
Here’s an excerpt from a Detroit Free Press article called “First look at iPad: Wow, it’s slick!”
I quickly noticed some limitations, though. The iPad’s operating software is based on that of the iPhone, so it, too, does not support Flash animation. This means you can’t watch videos on some Web sites like Hulu — a big negative for something with such a pretty screen.
At PC World, Jason Cross asks “Will the iPad connect to anything?”
And speaking of connections, this connection has already been made.
We have been waiting (most Apple fans, that is) for an iPad, anticipating this day with great suspense. I even woke up thinking to myself “oh yes — this is THE DAY that Steve Jobs will make the big announcement about the iTablet! Or whatever!” So far, though, it appears to be a giant iPhone that cannot make phone calls.
You realize, of course, what this means? It means that those of us with an iPhone or iTouch have a micro iPad. It’s cooler. It’s more portable. It’s pocket sized. And I’ve got one already.
The only pocket that an iPad will fit into are those of a clown, and let’s face it — the iPad isn’t impervious to seltzer water. Plus, you cannot trust a clown.
Oh, I’ve been to the circus, friend.