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Do you need the new ipad?

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The iPad is a line of tablet computers designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc., primarily as a platform for audio-visual media including books, periodicals, movies, music, games, and web content. The iPad was introduced on January 27, 2010 by Apple's then-CEO Steve Jobs. | Ipad, Apple, Tablet, Steve Jobs,

Apple and Many Others Would Have Believe You Do

The reviews make you feel like you've never had sex. The screen is an orgasmic experience. Resolutionary. Spiritual. Perhaps enlightening?

No, no, no, and no. I've tried out the iPad 3, compared it to the iPad 2, and honestly the difference is not something you to get stressed out about.

Yes, Apple will try to convince you that you and your little iPad 2 will soon be lame and obsolete. But you're not, and it's not. You still bought something that cost a heck of a lot of money, and works just fine for what it is. iPads are still toys essentially. These are not computer replacements. They're useful for some travel, and nifty to sit around and peck at while checking out videos, articles, email and goofy games. But, come on'these aren't true computer alternatives just yet. Until a truly useful data input system is discovered, I just don't see tablets overtaking PCs, not in their current form.

The iPad is too closed. It doesn't provide a smooth framework for people to ease into. No SD slot? No USB port? Give us a break, add some functionality here, so everything doesn't have to be Bluetooth. Make that back of the iPad more friendly and easy to upgrade. Add a solar panel to it or something '3D would have been amazing, HTC did it on the phone and looks fantastic.

Where's the "new" in this iPad?

Maybe a future tablet will be able to read lips, track your eyes, read your mind or do something better for data input than mediocre voice control, a huge on-screen keyboard, or a clunky attachable keyboard. But for now these are consumption devices. There's nothing wrong with consumption devices, but let's not pretend something is more than what it is.

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Updated Apr 22, 2017 9:06 AM EDT | More details

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