First iPad Reviews Are (Mostly) Positive
With the launch of Apple's long-awaited iPad just days away, the first newspaper reviews of the device were published late Thursday. The verdict, from the Wall Street Journal and New York Times? Mixed from one, and glowingly positive from the other.
The Journal's Walter Mossberg called the iPad both a "game changer" and a "pleasure to use," and stated that the iPad "has the potential to change portable computing profoundly, and to challenge the primacy of the laptop." He even predicted that the device could eventually cause multitouch computers to overtake mouse-based models.
Mossberg went on to praise all sorts of aspects of the device, from the Web browsing to the light weight to the book-reading function.
The Times' David Pogue actually wrote two reviews- one for "techies" and another for "everyone else," although both began by describing the device as "basically a gigantic iPod Touch."