The hype finally fizzled to reality yesterday when Steve Jobs revealed the iPad to the world.
Check out Howard Greenstein’s prediction, which came the closest I’ve seen in sizing up what this device would be. There were many reactions:
- Ten Things Missing From the iPad – Wired magazine shows that looking at what is missing from the iPad can inform us about why we should have one.
- the Anti-Hype: Why Apple’s iPad Disaapoints – Mashable takes a more pessimistic view than Wired and shows why the lack of features means you shouldn’t buy an iPad.
- Apple iPad a Comprehensive Guide – the name says it all. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about this new device.
But none as emotionally charged as this one.
As for me, the iPad seems enticing. Read this post from my blog last year and you will see it comes nowhere close to what I envisioned Apple doing. I have heard a range of reasons why people will buy it, my favorite of which is “it’s slick, cool, and sexy.” A sexy iPad. Sounds like a reason to drop $500+ on a device that does less than my iPhone. And yet, like a car crash or an MTV reality show, I just can’t look away.
What about you? Will you buy an iPad? Why?