Sunday, 31 January 2010


Apple’s long awaited new gadget has finally been revealed…the iPad. It has kept computer geek types blog-happy for the past few months, speculating what the next must-have gadget will be. But is it worth the hype?

As far as I can work out the iPad falls somewhere in between an iPod and a MacBook, but is lacking the most important features of both. The new touch screen device is too big to fit into your pocket or carry around easily like an iPod and does not enable you to use word processing or publishing software like a MacBook.

The main new feature of the iPad is the ability to use it to read books, newspapers and magazines in a digital format. Now I am no computer expert - I once spent several hours wondering why I couldn’t connect to the internet before realising that the wireless switch was turned off - but surely those Apple elves could just add this and all the other functions of the iPad to a new laptop.

Of course, this wouldn’t happen. Like any multinational corporation they will do everything they can to squeeze every penny possible out of us gadget addicts. Soon enough our lives will be stuffed full of Apple products. It’s only a matter of time before the iLoo hits our shops.

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