Should You Buy Apple iPad Tablet Right Now?
First Published: January 27, 2010 ADawnJournal.com
Apple released its much-hyped, highly anticipated, tablet computer iPad today. Reactions have been mixed. There are six models available in the U.S. starting at US$499. iPad is not available in Canada yet. Expect to see them in Canada in 60 days (Wi-Fi models) to 90 days (3G models).
Now that the wait is over, you may be contemplating the question: “should I buy an iPad?”
My perspective is as follows:
Priced at $499, I don’t think the iPad is that expensive. However, I have decided not to buy one, and here are three simple reasons why:
· First generation tech-gadgets are always over-priced and will always have flaws. Manufacturers improve these flaws based on consumers’ feedback on the second generation model. Prices always become more affordable. This is what happened with the iPhone.
· Apple is not the only player in the market. In a few months you will see other competitors release similar prototype products. You will have better options then at much lesser prices. Waiting pays.
· It makes me feel good to kill my instant-gratification urge. The decision of not buying an iPad leaves $499 in my pocket. What’s else can be better than this?
Before you jump into buying an iPad, I suggest you wait a few days and think your decision over. Bookmark this article and read it again after a day or two. Who knows, it may well save you $500 instantly.