After curing the jetlag with a night’s sleep I decided to walk around Portland today. I met up with Al Dean of DEVELOP3D at his hotel and we walked to the closest Apple store to check out the new iPad.
Its very easy for people to want Apple products even if they do not need them. Want and need are actually two very different things. Apple makes it products look and feel so sexy. Other manufacturers should get a hold of the stuff that Apple designers keep smoking.
This morning I almost bought a iPad. I have a couple of ideas of apps that I want to write for it. Initially I wanted to write the apps for the iPod Touch and the iPhone. But somehow I never really got down to doing that. Besides, the apps that I have in mind are much more suited for the iPad due to its larger screen resolution. So the iPad has once again peaked my interest.
The only reason I didn’t buy an iPad this morning is because the Customs officers back in India would fleece the crap out of me when I return to India with a device that has not yet been launched there. And I am in no mood of bribing them, especially since the iPad is due to be launched in India before June, or so they say. I guess I will wait it out.
Al tried his best but could not keep a straight face when clicking this picture of me.
And just to piss off those Apple fan boys a little more, I took this picture.