Thursday, 28 January 2010


now after the apple iPad announcement, it seems I didn't get it right, I am a bit disappointed. The iPad looks usable but it could have been better. It's slim indeed and apple needs to make a healthy profit, so smaller resolution than expected display but if the software is clever it makes up for the lack of pixels in most cases.
It has adopted a more conservative and old fashioned aspect ration of 4:3 rather than my favorite Golden ratio (phi, 1.618) - pity for my taste, but component availability might be responsible for that.
The wide bezel doesn't look nice either, but not very ugly either.
Also disappointed no more 3D metaphors are present in the gui. Nice 3D surface for the standard icons at the bottom a la OSX, but there is more room for improvement.
No skype video conference either, no camera. One of my favorite apps.

To be continued...

1 comment:

  1. There are indeed many more limitations than people have anticipated. One of the more obvious ones perhaps, at least for corporate use potential, is the lack of multi tasking.

    Many believe that this is a first spin off to generate some revenue and fund further development. I think the smart money is on holding back for a while and waiting for the second generation iPad.