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Apple’s $$ iPad worth the price

Steve Jobs must live by the phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Since the Jan. 27 announcement of the iPad, many Apple consumers may wonder what the difference is between the iPad and the iPhone. The answer is not much.

The iPad is similar to the Amazon Kindle. With a 9.7-inch frame, the iPad is a giant version of the iPhone.

It runs the same apps as the iPhone, but users cannot make calls or send text messages. It has a larger keypad, giving it a laptop feel.

And it doesn’t have a camera. The iPad turns out to be a $499 16GB oversized iPhone with fewer features.

But Apple is in a league of its own. Any gadget that Jobs puts out is going to sell.

When Jobs unveiled the iPad, it’s not because he couldn’t think of anything else. It’s because he wants consumers to have every option available.

People feel the need for technology, and Jobs is feeding the buyer’s hunger.

Technology has arrived to the point where people put their entire lives on a phone.

Last year, Apple increased its revenue by 12 percent, making $9.87 billion. Apple sold 3 million Macs, 10 million iPods and 7 million iPhones.

Imagine what the iPad will sell.

The Wall Street Journal predicted the iPad will sell 10 million units in its first year.

Apple users can download books through iBooks, which is sure to force Amazon to push a stronger product.

Paying $300 for a device allowing you only to read books is really dull.

Giving up an extra $200 for the iPad is a bargain for everything that comes with it.

The iPad would probably make George Jetson blush.

Jobs annually upgrades Apple hardware, so buyers shouldn’t be upset with iPad’s lack of features that the current iPhones carry.

The first series of iPads are sure to have some glitches. Removing those will give Jobs the chance to promote a new iPad, and that is how he keeps customers.

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