[bactttoma] Re: From Steven Taylor. Ipad about to arrive in Australia.

  • From: taylor family <steven_taylor10@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bactttoma@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 9 May 2010 09:06:33 +1000

From Steven Taylor.

Just a slight correction Ipad is supposed to have a voice over user guide 
shortcuts installed.

Steven Taylor.


On 09/05/2010, at 8:55 AM, taylor family wrote:

> From Steven Taylor.
> 
> Hi folks.
> 
> Apple is not paying me for marketing this is only to keep you informed and up 
> to date.
> 
> If you are thinking about another device apple has of course recently 
> released the ipad.
> 
> The good news folks is the ipad officially hits our shores May 28, 2010.
> 
> The ipad is like the iphone but will have a program called ibooks for book 
> reading and what apple is saying some subscription services.
> 
> If any of you are on vip-l let me correct a few facts for you.
> 
> 1.  Although there is much talk about certain newspapers no longer being 
> available in print, don't think for a moment they are only available to apple 
> users or ipad users.  Folks they would be silly to do this they would lose 
> huge audiences and the company would be running the newspaper at a major 
> loss, so please folks, do not panic.  Apple is doing what it should, huge pr 
> spin and once the spin dies, you won't see a paperless newspaper only 
> available to ipad users.
> 
> 2.  One thing I have not seen any blind person say yet or at least not 
> reliably is how "accessible" is the ipad.  Firstly, ipad is completely 
> accessible once you turn voice over on.  Secondly, voice over will work with 
> all the apps which come with all versions of ipad.  Thirdly, ipad will have 
> unlike the Mac and iphone a voice over shortcut user guide installed, 
> surprised blind people have not mentioned this.  Fourthly, ipad will sink to 
> any apple and or windows device.  Fifthly, if you want to run an iphone app 
> on your ipad which isn't there yet, you have to pay another licence to 
> authorise the ipad.
> 
> 3.  I am extremely disappointed that few blind people have told other blind 
> people what advantages 3 g wireless has over the standard ipad model.  The 
> advantages are.  3 g with wireless is faster than standard wireless.  3 g 
> although costing more than standard has the ability for future expansion of 
> data speed.
> 
> 4.  Learning the touch gestures is going to be a sinch even for totally blind 
> users and I do not say this lightly or as an existing iphone user.  Remember 
> the ipad is bigger than the iphone in size so spreading out a keyboard is 
> easier and so on.
> 
> 5.  Don't rush out and buy the first standard or 3 g model yet, ibooks is not 
> yet available for ipad so wait until apple releases ibooks due in August 
> apple tells us so at least hang off until October before you consider it.
> 
> 6.  Ipad comes in 6 models.  Standard 16 32 and 64 gig wireless standard only 
> and 3 g wireless 16 32 and 64 gig models.  My 2 cents. The 3 g 64 gig model 
> is excellent value priced at $1048 Australian dollars.
> 
> Hth.
> 
> Steven Taylor.
> 
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