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iPad vs iPhone

Relax, the iPad isn't going to kill the iPhone

Taken from TUAW – “The Unofficial Apple Weblog”

Relax, the iPad isn’t going to kill the iPhone!

There are ways I want to use my iPhone. There are ways I want to use my iPad. And I’m perfectly happy owning both. Because there are things the iPhone does really well (GPS stuff, iPod listening stuff, and so forth) that make it pocket-awesome and there are things the iPad does and will do well (eBook reading, bigger Web pages, better movie size, iWork) that make it backpack-awesome.

Loving one does not mean you have to stop loving the other. Any parent can tell you that.

Sure, the iPad with its 3G-assisted Skype service may be able to allow me to chat comfortably with others. And that’s not a bad thing. In fact, I seriously look forward to doing exactly that while traveling cross country with the family. But the iPad’s ability to subsume iPhone functionality does not make the iPhone obsolete.

There’s a reason why I haven’t hooked up my Mac mini to a portable UPS system to carry along with a keyboard and monitor to my local Starbucks. Form does matter. And it matters just as much as function. The iPhone isn’t going anywhere any time soon. It complements the iPad rather than replaces it. Long live the iPhone. Long live the iPad.

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Keynote Speech from Steve Jobs – Director and Chief Executive of Apple, introducing the Apple iPad.

The point of the iPad is too find a product in between the iPhone and MacBook.

Steve Jobs introducing the iPad

All of the built-in apps on iPad were designed from the ground up to take advantage of the large Multi-Touch screen. And they work in any orientation. So you can do things with these apps that you can’t do on any other device.

Take a look around these links and make up your mind weather to buy one.

iSlate – Apple Tablet

Apple's "Tablet"

Apple’s got a lot planned for its Wednesday press event.

While the invitation — “come see our latest creation” — is broad and vague, it’s fairly obvious that the biggest news will be the widely anticipated tablet.

It’s about time. Tech observers have been anticipating an Apple tablet for several years, churning out report after report of rumors and speculation. And Apple has been considering tablet designs since at least 1983. Now, perfectionist CEO Steve Jobs finally seems satisfied enough with the product to show it off in public.

But that’s not the only thing the company is likely to announce. Updates to the MacBook line and the iPhone OS are also likely to be on the ticket.

Here’s our guide to what you can realistically expect.

And if you don’t care to read our predictions, just stay tuned for the Jan. 27 event. We’ll be providing live blog and news coverage here on Gadget Lab and on Twitter: follow @bxchen and @GadgetLab for real-time news nuggets.

Price tag? All we’ve heard are guesses from analysts, some who claim the tablet will cost as much as $1,000 including carrier subsidy. We estimate the tablet should cost between $700 and $1,000, placing it somewhere in between an iPhone and a MacBook.

What could it be called? Internet sleuthers at MacRumors.com have found evidence suggesting Apple is interested in the names iSlate, MagicSlate, iGuide and iPad. Apple has apparently filed for trademarks for each of those names.

Apple not only filed for the iSlate trademark; the company also procured ownership of the domain iSlate.com, making this the most likely candidate.