Staff Editorial

Gadget unveiled turns out to be rotten Apple after all

Tech-savvy geeks across the globe celebrated Wednesday as Apple held a press conference to announce its new iPad tablet.

As has been the case with every major product unveiling during his tenure, Apple Chairman and CEO Steve Jobs gave the address.

“You can change the background screen, the home screen, to personalize it any way you want,” Jobs said of the iPad.

“You can browse the Web with it; it is the best browsing experience you have ever had.”

Right off the bat, Jobs made it clear that the iPad would shatter the public’s perception of what computers are able to do.

“(We) built in a calendar; you can see your month’s activities or your day’s activities and everything in between,” Jobs said.

“(We) built in a great address book for your contacts.”

That’s good, because we all know that calendar and address book applications were inadequate before Apple almighty’s intervention.

“It’s a wonderful way to share your photos with friends and family,” Jobs said.

Has your mind been blown yet? Wait, there’s more.

The iPad will come equipped with a rare piece of state-of-the-art software.

“We have the iTunes store built right into the iPad,” Jobs said.


Obviously, the crack staff at Apple went all out to revolutionize the way people think about technology.

We’re no geniuses, but we came away from the press conference with the crazy notion that the iPad was a low-end laptop with a great publicist.

Millions of people around the country awaited the unveiling of what turned out to be a glorified iPhone.

There are more important things going on in the world than Apple’s latest overhyped creation.

Unemployment, health care and a stagnant economy are some of the issues people should be paying attention to.

But I would bet more people followed the iPad conference than watched President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Wednesday night.

Americans need to wake up and focus on what’s important, because we all want the country to be a better iPlace.

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