January 27, 2010


Mac Roundtable 2010.01.27 Episode #77

Filed under: Announcements — themacattack @ 11:43 pm

Your humble hosts for this episode:

Katie Floyd – Mac Power Users
Adam Christianson – MacCast
Jonathan Cost – Mac Tips Daily
John F. Braun – Mac Observer’s Mac Geek Gab
Chuck Joiner – The MacVoices Group
David Sparks: MacSparky / Mac Power Users
Tim Verporten – The Mac Reviewcast
Steve Stanger – The Mac Attack

The Mac Roundtable crew gather to discuss Apple’s announcement of the iPad (’nuff said).

Apple’s iPad



  1. Very well done, Steve – you wrangled that batch of wild cats really well last night. I think everyone made a lot of great points and it was fun to hear my friends tell me what they thought about the iPad.

    I do, of course, have one gripe,one time I was yelling at my iPod. And that of course, was when Chuck was talking. Not EVERY time Chuck spoke but when he said shame on everyone making bad jokes about the name. If we’re not supposed to do that, then don’t pick such an INANE name that instantly conjures up an image! Two years ago there was a comic that showed a woman in silhouette, with the white cord headphones and they trailed down to her nether regions, and the caption said iPad! So who’s fault is it that we’re mocking the name?

    And as a woman I find it really annoying – just imagine he’d named it the iSectomy? Could you say with a straight face that you wouldn’t make some snide comments about it?

    I’m with Adam, I’m making fun of it. Till I get used to it.

    And I’m also with John – three times I’ve had to correct my muscle memory and change iPod into iPad!

    But good job everyone!

    Comment by Allison Sheridan — January 28, 2010 @ 5:58 pm

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  4. Great episode! One thing I was surprised no one mentioned was jailbreaking an iPad. While I would never jailbreak my iPhone because the gain isn’t worth possible interruptions to phone service, I would absolutely consider jailbreaking an iPad if doing so would give me advanced PDF capabilities or other functionality that Apple might not support natively. Thoughts?

    Comment by Martin Lively — January 30, 2010 @ 10:27 am

  5. I was listening to your latest podcast no 77 and the chat about the iPad and the fact a user cannot have a app working in the background while using another app, i would expected that sort of function as standard. The Ipad is between a iphone/itouch, but it need to act as a laptop/workstation.i was stunned when the most of your panel seem to think its not that important….IT IS. I would like to switch and copy and paste data/pic between aps that would sell the ipad period

    Apart from that small gripe excellent podcast

    Comment by Robert Flatters — February 10, 2010 @ 8:59 am

  6. I think that panel approached the iPad discussion from a completely wrong angle. Thiis is not a computing device. It’s a ‘life device.’

    For example, I plan to purchase a Wi-Fi version to sit exclusively on my nightstand. It will be used to read and watch already downloaded media.

    I’m glad to see NO iSight on it. I don’t want people seeing me by looking up my nose. I’m glad it doesn’t multi-task.

    This machine is to prove the computers are not exclusively for work or gaming.

    Steve & Co. have taken us far out of our pigeon hole vision of the role of computers.

    Comment by Frank Petrie — February 20, 2010 @ 4:55 pm

  7. @Frank, while I can understand the point about not looking at the iPad as a serious computing device, I think it sounds a bit ridiculous and smacks of Apple fanboyism to say that you’re actually “glad” it doesn’t have multi-tasking capabilities. You know it is inevitable, one of the newer generation models of the iPad *will* have multi-tasking, and will you then be saying you are ‘disappointed’ because it does? I have no bias for or against Apple products, I think they look nice and make a decent user friendly interface which is one of the reasons of their success, but some Apple fans are taking this zeal to a level that is on par to religious worship. Just my 2 cents.

    Comment by Andy — July 22, 2010 @ 9:21 am

  8. @andy,

    I have to say that after using my iPad since its release, I have come around to your train of thought. I am no using my iPad as a productivity tool more and more.

    In fact, the only thing that I use my MBP for now, is audio and video work. All paper work, podcast watching, and anything else I now perform on my iPad. And now I am chomping at the it for multi-tasking.

    Good catch, Frank

    Comment by Frank Petrie — July 22, 2010 @ 10:09 am

  9. @Frank, I just wanted to say I highly respect that you were open to discussion and seeing other points of view, it is a demonstration of integrity and I can only respect that. I was a bit zealous in the tone of my previous post also and I would like to apologize for that too, sorry.

    Apple is certainly capable of making the iPad a multi-tasking powerhouse right now, but this is simple business economics, they have something quite exclusive and are going to milk it for all it’s worth, so eventually we will see an iPad do-it-all I’m sure. In that sense, I think the iPhone 4 spec has matured to that stage (ignoring the signal design flaw).

    Thanks for your time and take care.

    Comment by Andy — July 23, 2010 @ 11:10 am

  10. @Andy My belief is that before the year is out, that the big surprise that SJ has been referencing is a new MacBookAir that’ll have a 13″ touchscreen and a touchscreen keypad.

    Comment by Frank Petrie — July 23, 2010 @ 1:32 pm

  11. Very funny… the iPad is a great device, but this satire is right on the money…

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