The iPad by John Gruber


The iPad

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Back in December, here’s how I concluded my piece on what I expected from Apple’s then-still-unannounced tablet:

If you’re thinking The Tablet is just a big iPhone, or just Apple’s take on the e-reader, or just a media player, or just anything, I say you’re thinking too small — the equivalent of thinking that the iPhone was going to be just a click wheel iPod that made phone calls. I think The Tablet is nothing short of Apple’s reconception of personal computing.

After the iPad was announced, I got two types of emails from readers. The first group saying they were disappointed, because they had been hoping I was right that The Tablet would be Apple’s reconception of personal computing.

The second group wrote to tell me how excited they were because I was right that The Tablet would be Apple’s reconception of personal computing.

Count me in with the second group. Apple hasn’t thought of everything with iPad, but what they’ve thought about, they’ve thought about very deeply. I got mine Saturday morning, and I’ve been using it since — or at least as often as I could get it away from my son. Here are my thoughts.

Its nice to read a review which is positive without gushing and critical without being ‘ha ha I told you so’. The more I read the more I want one. But I don’t need one now, and anyway, my Birthday isn’t for 6 weeks

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