Apple God Gruber's 7,300 Word iPad Review -- The 100 Word Version

Apple god John Gruber wrote a 7,300-word iPad review. We trimmed it down to 100-word version you won’t mind reading on your iPhone:

  • Thing feels fast
  • The iPad is affordable. There were tradeoffs. It only has 256 MB of RAM.
  • The App Store is the killer app. The iPad is meant for anything.
  • When you first take it out, it wants to be plugged into your Mac or PC. Feels retrograde.
  • The wallpaper shows streaking meteors [that] look like scratches. Curious.
  • It’s not too hard to type with in landscape orientation. In vertical orientation, I using my thumbs.
  • I type faster on my iPhone. I have been using an Apple Bluetooth keyboard. For serious writing, you’re going to want one.
  • The iPad display is wonderful. Pixel resolution isn’t all that dense.
  • The iPad is so good as a web reader. One severe problem in Safari for iPad: memory crapping out.
  • I wrote the first draft of this piece on my iPad using Pages. It’s easily worth $10.
  • Document syncing between Mac and iPad: It’s a mess.
  • I predicted it’d be crummy to run non-iPad-optimised iPhone apps on the iPad and I was right.
  • iBooks’ page-turning animation is delightful. Kindle’s advantage is library size.

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