So I finally got to touch an iPad the other day, at work no-less. I originally thought the iPad was just going to be a larger iPod Touch, it’s more then that.
Like with many Apple products is sleek and sexy, it’s also really light. Since I only had a few minutes with the Jesus Pad I wanted to check as many things as I could out, before handing it back. First thing that came to mind was Safari, so I fired it up. I have to say that just the web page or two that I looked at look great on this thing. It’s all the joy of touching around websites in the palm of your hand, only on a much larger scale with less pinching or double tapping to see things correctly. Sites also seemed a bit sharper then on my iPhone, no doubt due to the better screen on the iPad.
Next up was the iBook reader. So I launch it and find Winnie the Pooh for my reading pleasure. Again the words are nice and sharp and the work done to make it look like a book are pretty amazing. If you hold it up and down it makes it one larger page, tilt it and it becomes a sexy looking really book with a spine to divide your pages. I gotta say it blew me away a little. The app also included some basic controls you would expect; the ability to increase and decrease font size, and the ability to adjust contrast being the big two. I’m not sure about long term reading on it, but just the sexy factor have it looking so much nicer then most ebook readers.
The Google Maps app and Photos app also looked nice, but the above would be my main reasons for getting myself and iPad. Oh and the thing will run your iPhone/iTouch apps and you have the choice to run them full screen or original scale to maintain their proper resolution.
Anyways, even if your an iPad/Apple/Steve Jobs hater I think you owe it to yourself to stop by an Apple store (or Best Buy) and actually touch one of these bad boys.