ive been making art on my iphone with various apps and a stylus now for a year or so(its all in my scraps gallery if you wanna see)and its good i love it, you can make quick art anywhere some of the apps are really good and getting better, some now export .psds with layers intact.
plus the ipad versions have more functions. and of course a much biger screen to draw on. sketchbook mobile is a good that has a new ipad version, and an iphone version. the apps are cheap a few pounds at most.. who can complain at that and they are only going to get better and more used i think.
so yea im buying one, just waiting for the uk release. i think like anything if you have a use for it and do use it ,then its worth its money. check some of the iphone art groups on flikr, some amazing work in them.
do you have an iphone/ipod touch? if so get layers app or sketchbook mobile app a pogo stylus, i think you'll love it.
I don't understand it. Out of its many hilarious technical/commercial problems I've heard from it, like heating problem, flash stuff and the fact you apparently have to re-buy your iphone apps, who would buy such thing when it's not fitting in a pocket?! Get a laptop or a smartphone, not some half-way bastard device. Maybe it's because I don't work in sectors where this could be of some use. Skybase, above, seems to have found some uses for this. I don't think it was meant as a musical instrument, seems like using a turntable as a device to rotate your food in the microwave oven to me, but I'm not the one to judge
While it has no support for Flash, Multitasking... and other things people would want lots of, I honestly still would buy it, but maybe after another generation.
Why? Because it could be a musical instrument. I can buy / download / make my own interactive midi board. Or even generate audio with it. The point is that it's useful for me and my purposes, and I have my own way of using some things in the world.
I have uses for it. Maybe you don't but I do. And $499 is cheap compared to all the synths, midi keyboards, and other eletronic musical stuff I bought so far. I mean, $20 for a fairly sophisticated software sampler?! Oh man... I'm like... thrilled. I'd make my own software one day.
For now, I'm just leaving it to the way it is. It's only the first generation.
It has already, I have seen the prototype about 2 months before they release it. They just decided to release the first product without the cam. I dont know why. However, when the cam arrives, and it has a decent hard desk drive (as the prototype looked), you may have to sell ur labtop, because of the (AR) thing, as I understand the argument reality developers will treat this camera as an electronic eye.
the current product is only good to read on screens and make some eye cashy presentations.
Ok it doesn't do flash, only takes USB port for cameras , and it only does on application at a time. yeah i think my aunt who's never used a computer might like it but for people who actually work with computers, it's kind of pointless
To be honest it was a great way for Steve Jobs to actually fill the gap between laptops and phones.
A lot of people are bashing it saying it's a bigger iPhone. Alright, maybe it is, but why does that have to be a bad thing? He is bridging the age gap. I can imagine my mother using it and she wouldn't have issues with it at all, she wants email, she gets email, simple as that.
I'd like to try it out though, it would be nice for note-taking in lectures just because of the size, and maybe sketching stuff out too for design documentation purposes. Otherwise, I'd buy a laptop and a Cintiq for my needs.