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    Posted January 28, 2010 by
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    Your take on the Apple iPad

    Maybe my expectations are too high


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     jwalford is discussing the merits of the iPad here.
    - nsaidi, CNN iReport producer

    Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t expecting a 3D holographic display (would be awesome, just sayin’), but as a graphic designer and interactive development professional, there are some things I’m not hearing that leaves tons of questions. Such as, will this device support flash-based content from the onset? As much as I love my iphone, it’s a small detail that leaves a big hole in our relationship.


    I do have bigger fish to fry, because there as been no mention so far of the ipad having the power to be a portable work station that can run scaled-back versions of Photoshop and Illustrator, or using the ipad for work conferencing, screen and document sharing (hey they planted the seed with that splashy logo thingy). But I do cling to the hope that Apple is saying “Here’s a blank slate, developers go nuts.” So maybe I should take this up with the software dudes. Okay Abobe, get busy.


    I do love the ibook concept, its probably the strongest selling point. But honestly, if you had stuck a mini cam on this baby and given us video call conferencing with optional Bluetooth headset, I would have been one of the first to turn my iphone into ipaperweight.

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