Well as you know, Apple launched it’s latest product iPad, a touch screen and bigger iPhone. I was expecting something more of a netbook. Honestly many of the concept pictures of “iPad” in rumor sites were really cool and I was excited with the idea of a netbook which had Mac OS inside.
I had bought a Lenovo U110, an 11” notebook with core 2 duo processors, but I sold it! Why? It was lighter than MacBook Air, faster than MBA, even it’s resolution was nearly same. Why I sold it than? Because it was not Mac OS and I was not able to install a Hackintosh on it.
Honestly, I was not a great fan of Mac 1 ago. I was thinking that iPod was such a bad product, and Sony was building so much better products at a cheaper price or Creative. I was thinking that it was stupid to pay a MacBook Pro 1500$ when I could bought the same hardware with 800$! iPhone was not a phone at all, a fancy toy which lots of gestures where many other phones had already done. App Store was really dump (well it still is, however no iPhone developer did not woke up from the dream yet and they are unaware about it). Until last year of course, the year which I bought my first Mac, a 15” unibody MacBook Pro!
It was then that my whole idea about Apple has changed. Mac was such a different ecosystem from Windows or Linux (my last 3 years favorite). It was really working out of the box, all the applications I was installing was increasing my productivity (or I was believing that it was increasing it even that is enough for a psychological effect and was helping me to improve my performance). I was closing the lid and it was closing itself. I was opening the lid and it was open and waiting for me to play with it. It was virus free (yeah I know because no one is writing a virus for it for what’s the difference, there isn’t just like Linux!). Expose was so much cool! And the trackpad gestures! Oh gestures, back and forward with swipes, four finger swipes for expose! It was such an innovation, it was so much comfortable.
i was amazed with Mac and confessed that I was wrong all the time. It was an experience you could only experience yourself! From a third person perspective, it was so much lame. But from the user, it was simply, cool! I had become such a fan, I bought another 13” unibody MacBook to my sister. Oh, and I bought a iMac to my home for my parents use.
And now, there is this iPad! The netbook I was waiting with such enthusiasm! I was ready to pay 600$ for it, ready to enter a queue for it. And Steve Jobs told us that it was built on iPhone OS! iPhone OS! IPHONE OS! I’m really sorry Mr. Jobs, I really have a great respect on you, I really love Apple, I really love Mac OS but iPad is really uSuck!
I don’t want a bigger iPhone, I don’t want to play iPhone games on my netbook. I can install World of Goo on it if it was Mac OS, or even Heroes of Newerth! Now I should stick with accelerometer games like moving balls from one hole to another and on a device which I can’t even hold single handedly.
Honestly, I would have bought a Kindle if I was looking for a e-book reader. What will I do with a web browser which I can’t even play FarmVille on it (playing flash I mean, I don’t play FarmVille :). I’m sorry Apple but I have no intention to buy your iPad. I hope you will make sense soon enought and you will release a Mac OS version. (Why did you ever wasted your time to create another processor on iPad btw, do you remember that you had given up on your G4s in favor of Intel because they were so much better?)
I hope iPad does not become a Vista for Apple or iPhail!