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Introducing The iMacPad

Written by iHospital. Posted in iHospital iV

You’re probably wondering what we’re referring to in the title of this post when we mention the iMacPad and if you were picturing in your mind some sort of crazy looking Apple device that combined the designs of a MacBook and the iPad you would be correct in that assumption!

However, if your next line of thinking brought you to the conclusion that such a device is in the works from the geniuses behind such amazing inventions like the iPad or the MacBook you would be wrong!

The iMacPad, no patent pending, is our own creation and something you won’t be seeing anytime soon from the Apple product development team, or at all, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook. That means you can’t rush down to your nearby iHospital location for your iMacPad repair needs; but you can still bring in any of your other Apple devices such as your iPod Touch or iPad 2 to our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices if they are in need of some repair work.

During Apple’s second quarter earnings call Cook briefly touched upon the topic of desktop-tablet convergence and it doesn’t seem like Apple has any plans of going down that route. Cook said about merging the iPad with the MacBook that, “Anything can be forced to converge. But the problem is that the products are about tradeoffs. You begin to make tradeoffs to the point where what you have left at the end of the day doesn’t please anyone. You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator, but you know, those things are probably not going to be pleasing to the user.”

[Related: Apple Reports Most Amazing Quarter on Record!]

The line of iPads and MacBook computers are two completely different products that each caters to users in specific ways and there really isn’t a need to convert the two into some sort of Apple device superbeast of a machine.

Mac Computers such as the MacBook, MacBook Pro or Mac Mini are all part of a personal computer family while the iPads are post-PC devices and were created with the intention of being completely different than Mac computers. Combing a Mac computer with an iPad doesn’t make any sense and would eliminate the need to own both devices, which is something Apple’s financial bottom line would probably have no interest in.

If you think Cook is bluffing or trying to misdirect people the following quote will probably put such a theory to rest: “You wouldn’t want to put these things together because you end up compromising in both and not pleasing either user. Some people will prefer to own both, and that’s great too. But to make the compromise of convergence, we’re not going to that party.”

Apple will continue to incorporate iPad features and iOS elements into the OS X programs such as Messages, Game Center and Reminders but for now an iPad/Mac crossover is nothing but a pipedream, even if it is one that some iHospital D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices wouldn’t mind seeing. If you feel the same way then make your way down to one of our iHospital locations to talk with our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices about what a possible iMacPad would look like and the features they would have.

Did you know you can protect and enhance your iPhone, iPod and iPad with Liquid-Armor? iHospital is currently offering this cool new service for $19.99 or at an additional $9.99 when you come in to iHospital for any repair.  Drop in to one of our locations and have one of our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices add a solid shield of durability to your beloved iDevice today! 

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it depends on what you plan to use it for. if you want to use it for fun and games (nothing more than what you would use your itocuh for), and you have the money, then go ahead. BUT- if you want to use it as more of an actual computer: it definitely is not comparable to what the PC market has defined as a tablet computer. for one thing, it only has a max of 64 GB of flash memory, which doesn't mean anything if you wanted to use it as a regular business laptop type thing. (64 GB of flash memory is nothing compared to the amount of storage a normal tablet pc has). if it had a normal amount of storage, i think if someone were really determined, they could make it work as a regular computer for them. it has the capabilities of a laptop, like it has a full keyboard and stuff. the problem is that since the keyboard is on the screen, it's really hard to type on unless you buy the case (which seems to have been specifically made so that you could type more easily on the ipad). and the other big problem is that it only works with iwork, which is apple's version of office. and iwork isn't compatible with office (like it doesn't use .doc/.xls/.ppt), which severely limits its usability. basically the ipad is just icandy (haha)

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