15 Things My Friends Felt When Heard of “iPad” + Photos and Videos


I am living at a place near Bengaluru(Bangalore), where Apple inc is not yet dominantly popular.

Not to blame them – Microsoft is more popular here due to its user friendliness or may be because most government offices in India are using Microsoft Operating System and Office suites.

[ I always feel, how good it would be to a developing country like India(economy wise) to switch to open source software like Unix, OpenOffice etc.]

First thing first: So what is iPad ?
The iPad is a tablet computer developed by Apple Inc. It features multi-touch interaction with print, video, photo, and audio multimedia, internet browsing, and runs most iPhone OS apps. The device has an LED-backlit 9.7-inch (25 cm) color LCD display and uses a virtual keyboard for text input. Prices for models in the United States range from $499 to $829 depending on the amount of storage and inclusion of 3G access.

So ipad is everything, from iPod, iBook and we can use iTunes and the Apps that we are already using on iPod and iPhones.











































Some Videos:

As iPad is still a new thing to all of us, I thought it would be fun to ask my friends:

What do you think iPad is? [ like: iPhone, iPod, iMac etc.]

I asked those who did not have any clue about what iPad is, to make sure the answers are based on their pure imagination.

My friends replied me with some fantastic imaginary things:

Rajesh: Digital mouse pad.

Manjunath patil: Its a Computation Device.

Navya k: something like inkpad (iPad). or may be like iMac.

Samartha: Digital Keyboard.

Sawti D M:
Who is this ? 😉

Sridhar P:
A combination of both phone and computer.

Raghu: Songs hearing machine.

Prashanth: Its a Notebook. Digital Notebook.

Jagdish: Electronic Device.

Nagraj: iPhone.

Nagbhushan: Digital Sound.

Sagar: Digital Nappy pad.

Kiran K R: Integrated Personal Audio Device.

Janardhan: I don’t want to be bothered thinking of ipod or ipad, but I need mouse pad urgently.

Gagan: Pad sized fully touch screen lap top or touch screen palm top.

In one or the other way, most of them were right with their guess and imagination about the name iPad. I really appreciate them for taking time to SMS me back with their answer.

Fun apart – Many people doesn’t seem to be happy with the new iPad, as there is no Multitasking capabilities, no camera etc. I think Apple Inc., will surly listen to its potential customers and soon patch up and will comeup with new iPad( we may call it iPad 2.0 ! ) as per the expectations of its fanboys.

But the question will remain – who will purchase this sleek, sexy looking(design wise) iPad now? Are you planning to purchase one? Make sure you know what you are getting and what not with your iPad, before placing an order.

Image Source: Apple.com

4 thoughts on “15 Things My Friends Felt When Heard of “iPad” + Photos and Videos”

  1. Good work sati
    i had heard just name but never knew what it was
    I was happy as ma guess was some wt related

    Dude ‘m really hungry to read ur blogs plz keep posting

  2. So sweet Comment @Gagan!

    I really derive inspiration from all you guys. You are so busy, still took time to visit the blog. I really appreciate that, and will make sure – I stop giving reasons not to post here and will be more active.

    And your reply was so close to what actually ipad is, and so are the others answers.

    I was chatting with Janardhan just now. You know Janardhan, he jumps into argument quite often :). Here is our conversation: Hope you enjoy!

    janajana2001: hahaha
    i didnt know my reply goes to ur site,even i didnt heard about iPAD, but reply is nice

    me: ok
    Nobody knew what is iPad.So I asked – “What comes to your mind when heard of the word “iPad” ?

    me: Did you see the pics of iPad? What do you think of it?

    janajana2001: they r very nice

    janajana2001: but rajus mesg is so funny – “Digital mouse pad!”

    me: But he is right..its kind of Digital mouse pad too..

    janajana2001: how?

    me: it does not have a real mouse or keyboard – everything is virtual. You need to use your hand to work like a mouse, for navigation. So the pad becomes like a mouse pad. and it is digital too. So he is also right

    janajana2001: mouse pad means mouse to be the top of a pad?

    me: no no
    In actual digital mouse pad, there will be no mouse.
    only the virtual navigators. (Hope you are confusing with optical mouse!) You can see it in some new laptops.
    [Optical mouse is also Digital, but the touch pad mouse is also digital!]

    janajana2001: digital mouse is ok but where is pad?

    me: hope you have heard of touch pads in laptop – it is nothing but digital mouse pad.
    the whole iPad is a one big Pad.
    everyone was right there…except the nappy pad. But we must appreciate his thoughts too.

    janajana2001: I know you will not agree…

    me: No no, not like that, my point is that – everybody was some what right. 😉
    And they took time to think and reply right, and I am not going to tell them as wrong in any way. So you agree, they were right? Afterall I asked them to just imagine and did not ask what really iPad is!

    janajana2001: Yes yes, they were right! I know you are not going to let us down 🙂

    me: Chwet! Thanks 🙂

  3. Alot of bloggers aren’t too pleased with this new iPad.There was just too much hoopla regarding it and lots of blogers got disapointed.Thing is, I for one see lots of the awesome potential uses of this device. Third-party apps for composing music, games, newsprints and magazine and FFS books, tons of neat stuff, but they just didn’t really sell it properly (excluding the books). It smells kinda unfinished

  4. @Lezlie, As for the limitations with this device go – I think Apple will comeup with some additions soon(Upgrade – as I called it iPad 2.0 in the above post!). And yes I agree with you, the device has lot of potential due to its third-party apps. So developers made iPhone – “the iPhone”, now its again in developers court, to make ipad – “the ipad” or just ipad.

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