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iPad, a closed system

Apple Ipad 16gb tablet
June 2, 2010 at 12:02:29
Specs: Macintosh
Some people argue that with the iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch Apple
has a closed system, meaning you don't have enough standard or
more opened ways to transfer information or communicate with the
device. Also that Apple controls to much of the experience for
developers and users.

I think no one needs another powerful PC or Mac replica and this is
the "Magic" with the iDevices Apple has produced. You get to do
something it was more difficult or was not entirely possible and also
the computer experience is more personal and flexible from the
general user perspective than ever.

What if you can't connect you iPad with a USB port. 95% or more
of the population don't care about this as long as there is a way to
do what they need, and is not this is not important is that you have
an option to do manny things you wanted before and the technology
is available now. If some company creates a terrific device later it
will be always welcome.

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June 3, 2010 at 09:50:11
Look, it will be better if the iPads or iPhones could be more opened
and work with USB ports or any other standard. They would become
more a computer like experience we are use to. So I am not going to
argue against that. But Apple thinks this is the way it works for them
and if they don't receive more pressure from the public and more
competition from other companies they may not include such a
feature, I don't know. Also, I don't think the iPad should become
another PC complicating the whole experience. I prefer something that
works already and every new feature need to add a new possibility
without messing with what already works.

I don't mind for Apple to keep it a closed system as long as there are
options and for those new features not get in the way. I see a healthy
number of developers working hard to get your attention but is going to
be on Apple terms. I am not interested to develop software, I am no
interested to start digging into every technical possibility as a user
and I just want a device that works for me. If someone creates a new
system and it works better I will consider investing in that technology
as with everything I do.

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