Monday, May 10, 2010

T-minus 18 days

The time I've been waiting for is almost upon us. Mark this date in your diaries, people: May 28th.

That's the day I'll be getting my iPad.

On Friday Apple announced the UK release date and pricing for their latest lust-worthy piece of tech, and today *finally* I was able to submit my pre-order. Seriously, Apple's really been playing like the beautiful girl who keeps teasing but won't put out with me on this one. Until now (insert Sid James-style "heh heh").

"So, Tim," I hear you all saying. "Which iPad are you going to get?"

Well, dear reader, I've decided to go for the 64gb wi-fi version. Wi-fi version - not the wi-fi + 3G? No. And, not because I have to explain myself to you anyway, but here's why: basically, I can't really envisage a time when I'd desperately need to jump on the tinternet on my iPad when I'm not in or near to a wi-fi zone. Even if I do I'll always have my iPhone with me, so it's kind of a moot point; I might as well save the extra £100 and spend it all on addictive apps instead (like Angry Birds on the iPhone, which I'm ridiculously obsessed with at the moment).


An aside:

I've actually already started compiling a list of iPad-specific apps I want:

Real Racing HD £5.99
Geometry Wars: Touch £5.99
Sketchbook Pro £4.99
Worms HD £2.99
Minigore HD £2.99

Look, it's the font from the iPhone notes app; no, I wasn't kidding - I've got a list on my iPhone and I just copied and pasted it here. To make it even sadder I've actually got some iTunes credit and the iPad apps are already available in the UK store. I think I might buy them IN ADVANCE.

As for the memory size, I've decided to splash out on the biggest one possible because why should you have a small one if you can have a big one?

To top it off the release date coincides with my last day at work before a planned week off, so I'll have plenty of time to get acquainted with my new toy. What's the betting I'll have worn the glass down to nothing in just a few days with all my multi-touch action?

I'm *so* excited.

You, me, 28th May. Kissy kissy sexy face.


Inexplicable DeVice said...

* tuts, sighs and crawls back into cave *

* exits cave to say * Ummm... I'm having printer problems, so my Official Sparky Tim Cut Out 'n Keep Actionless Figure post/entry may be more cut 'n paste than cut out 'n keep. Hmmph!

* returns to cave and throws printer against wall *

Tim said...

Tut. Is this your revenge for my repeated failure to buy tin foil?

Inexplicable DeVice said...

Drat! No. But I wish I'd thought of that before I struggled mightily with that clattering clank of technological terror that is my printer.
It's probably sulking because I've only just got it out of it's box after 2 years of ownership...

Inexplicable DeVice said...

Ooh, look! Here's the post/comments to prove it!

Tim said...

Oh, stop procrastinating and get on with it!

Tara said...

Silly, why didn't you tell me to put that holiday on the Eclectic Calendar? May 28th can be "Tim Gets an IPad Day". It's not too late, you know.

I'm excited for you, but not just about the IPad, but about that sketchbook application you listed. That sounds really addictive.

Tim said...

I didn't know about it at the time - they only released details last Friday, otherwise I would've done!

The sketchbook app is one of those things that I think I wouldn't normally use, but which might just come in handy now and then…

CyberPete said...

The 28th will be a lovely day, nice and sunny and warm. That day I'll be sailing on the lakes with wine, food and some old ex colleagues of mine. Like I said lovely.

I'm a fair bit jealous of you but I will have to wait a year or so before I'll get an ipad. The apps sound great. Worms? Loved that game since the Amiga 2000.

Tim said...

Think of me while you're bobbing about on a lake, sitting in my office with a box beside in which my beloved iPad will be waiting for me.

Inexplicable DeVice said...

OK, OK. Procrastinating over and done with. I've posted my compo entry.

Although, I may use the figures for more nefarious schemes before the deadline...