First iPad Reviews Are In & It’s Not Just A Big iPod Touch After All

Apr 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Apple iPad, iPods & Portable Media Players

The first reviews are coming in for the new Apple iPad and the consensus is that:

  • It’s not just a big iPod touch after all; and
  • It’s actually sort of magical and revolutionary.

Here’s a quick roundup of the reviews:

  • USA Today says “Apple has pretty much nailed it with this first iPad, though there’s certainly room for improvement. Nearly three years after making a splash with the iPhone, Apple has delivered another impressive product that largely lives up to the hype.”
  • PC Week says “Having used the iPad for some time, I can tell you that the device just makes sense. When you combine basic-but-essential work tools with iWork, an improved browser, e-mail, iPod, and photo applications, a well-executed e-Book platform with iBooks, and throw in thousands of downloadable apps and games, and package it all in a gorgeous, slim slate with a beautiful 9.7-inch touch screen, you have yourself a winner.”
  • The Wall Street Journal‘s Walt Mossberg says “After spending hours and hours with it, I believe this beautiful new touch-screen device from Apple has the potential to change portable computing profoundly, and to challenge the primacy of the laptop.”
  • The New York Times says “The bottom line is that the iPad has been designed and built by a bunch of perfectionists. If you like the concept, you’ll love the machine.”

Even given that Apple only sends review devices to a select list of analysts that have histories of favorable reviews of Apple gear, it looks like the skeptics were wrong. The Apple iPad is more than just a big iPod touch, it’s actually the first of a new generation of computers.

I know where I’ll be this Saturday. How about you?

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4 Responses to “First iPad Reviews Are In & It’s Not Just A Big iPod Touch After All”

  1. Brad says:

    ooo. my pages flip better when reading them compared to the kindle app. Big deal. And nice games graphics, but for hundreds less you can get a PS3 if you don’t already have one. Still not impressed…and certainly not in this day and age where flash or sold state drives are cheap (why the 64 gb flash drive limit?). And while I’m on Flash… no adobe support. what a piece of iHype. It’s certainly no iphone.

  2. Eval Blog says:

    You know what I just realized…an app that makes your iPad a keyboard/Monster trackpad for your iMac! How sweet would that be! Ok but to rev the engine down, there are limitations to the iPad. Buyers will just need to make sure they know what they are getting before jumping in. If they don’t like it then don’t get it, simple.

  3. tom says:

    I just got my Ipad thanks to the info published in the review, however I was looking for internet service to connect on the road to and I wanted to go with Verizon sorry AT&T but Verizon has coverage everywhere, I found a great deal for Verizon and its even called Verizon49, I got my data card and service from Here is the kicker offered me the data service with no contract no credit checks, and on the Verizon Wireless Network for $49.99 that is lower than buying from Verizon itself, It’s one of the lowest price out in the market and now I am able to connect, Oh yeah….

  4. Hellodave says:

    Brilliant Review, very detailed. Check out mine here:

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