As you can probably tell, I am a proud member of the Apple cult. I humbly confess that I ONLY use Apple products – right from music, to phone, to my laptops(s). If they made soap or soup, I would use them too! So much so, I can spend my free time browsing through their different stores in NYC and soaking in the ridiculous awesomeness of creativity. In fact, on several occasions, I have asked the Apple customer service folks if I could work for their company. And they seemed unfettered. I guess, the other cult members must have asked the same poignant question. I think blue, the T-shirt color worn by most Apple customer service reps, wouldn’t look too shabby on me. I would totally appreciate wearing their chic, placid, ingenious, and nirvanesque uniform!
Okay. Now that you have some background information on my Apple-loyalty (devotion/ insanity), back to the iPad. Of course, as someone who is an Apple aficionado, I am ecstatic about the iPad. I mean, what’s not to like? For instance, if you enjoy hamburgers and then someone tells you that there is a Big Mac available with triple the amount of cheese, meat, onions, and tomatoes compared to the regular burger, what are you going to say? Do I hear a “Hell yeah, dude!” See, the iPad is like the Big Mac of iPhone with its 9.7-inch IPS screen versus 3.5 inches of the iPhone. The iPad weighs 1.5 lbs and it is half an inch thick. Ooh, the battery life is 10 hours, or a month on standby. It comes with 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes of flash memory storage. I mean, can technology get sleeker than this? Best of all, it’s not that expensive! Prices start at $499, $599 and $699 - depending on the storage size.
So, do I see myself purchasing an iPad in the near future? Who knows! Never say never! Though if I decide to partake in the frivolousness, I will have to justify, to my conscience, why my MacBook and MacBook Air weren’t inspirational enough for the poor writer in me.
Anyways, despite my positive reaction to another phenomenal Apple product, I am bothered by one thing: Who came up with the unimaginative name, “iPad”? Seriously, as one of the critics said, “iPad sounds like a feminine product!” I couldn’t agree more! Why do I feel some dude came up with it? What do you all think?
More until next time,
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