While watching the 82nd Annual Academy Awards earlier this evening, I saw the first Apple iPad TV commercial. It was aired during a commercial break of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards or the 2010 Oscar Awards. When I first saw it, I didn’t really pay attention to it but then I remembered that I haven’t seen or heard about an Apple iPad commercial before so I checked and confirmed that this ad was the first Apple iPad commercial aired on national television.
A few minutes after it was shown on TV, the Apple iPad commercial/TV ad was immediately uploaded and made available in the iPad gallery section of the Apple website. Here’s a copy of the Apple iPad commercial.
The commercial is cool but talking about the hardware – the Apple iPad itself, its nothing more than an oversized version of the iPod Touch/iPhone. I totally agree with what my fellow Pinoy tech blogger and online friend – Mike Abundo posted on his Facebook status:
Until the iPad has the capabilities of an actual tablet computer and not a giant voiceless smartphone, it’s simply overpriced and underpowered.
I know there are some people who’d still buy the iPad but if you’re looking for a “real” tablet pc, I suggest you save your money and wait for something better to come out or wait until Apple makes improvements on the iPad and maybe release a iPad Pro version. Anyways for those who are interested, the Apple iPad will start shipping and go on sale starting next month. The WiFi-only model will be available on April 3 while the WiFi + 3G model will be available late April. You can preorder any iPad model starting March 12th. The Apple iPad will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK in late April.
What do you guys think of the Apple iPad commercial? Does it convince you to buy it even though it lacks in hardware features? Would you spend money to buy an oversized iPod Touch/iPhone?