I just ordered my iPad yesterday evening. After playing with it, I think I’d enjoy using it.
I asked a bunch of iPad owners I know for their opinion:
Justin said, “Key use cases would be: read books, couch/toilet web surfing, comic books, video, video/web surfing on the go, draw”.
On the other hand, Jim said “The iPhone changed my life, but I haven’t found a place for the iPad in my life yet”.
Lastly, Dave said “It feels sooooooo much better to touch. Touching changes EVERYTHING.”
For me, I think the iPad will fit in my life. I’d like to use it for reading all my favorite RSS feeds, surfing the web, checking email, playing games, and watching youtube. I’m also a designer, so I’d like to understand the touch interface better… and perhaps develop an app for it with Dave in the near future.
Am I an apple fanboy for owning an iPhone, iPad and Macbook Pro? I’d say no. I used PCs for 3d modeling, I owned a sidekick phone and another smartphone that ran windows mobile, and I’ve always used 3rd party monitors. My background is industrial design, so I have an appreciation for good product design!
My iPad should be here sometime next week.