- I've been wanting an iPod Touch or iPhone or something for a while now, and a thought occurred to me about this fancy new iPad - with its big, big touch sensitive screen, it's probably be wonderful for drawing on.
So I went to this webpage, on the Apple site, to see what kind of ground-breaking apps the new iPad is launching with.
I was severely underwhelmed. They're all either for big businessmen, or they're crummy racing games. The only app that held my interest at all was, predictable, the Marvel comic reader - but as it apparently costs $1.99 for a single comic from 1998, it's not exactly holding my interest yet.
Of course, I understand that this is very early days for the device - so I won't count my chickens before someone's made an app to watch them hatch.
Actually, the IPad does have drawing Apps. If you search around the ITunes store, there appear to be some pretty good vector drawing Apps. I found one called Sketchbook Pro that seems higly recommended. I think the neat thing is they're all pretty cheap. MIND YOU I don't work for apple. After reading this comic and going on summer vacation, I've just been looking around Apple.com. I think the most disappointing thing though is the whole Apple/Adobe war. Apparently Adobe products on Macs crash and Adobe isn't trying too hard to work out bugs, or something along those lines. I think Steve jobs is going kinda insane fighting them. He thinks this software called HTML5 can replace it. I doubt that's possible at this point, but some true competition for Flash would rock. Maybe if something could truly threaten Adobe then their prices would drop. That would just be amazing.