By Sandra Rose  | 

So yesterday I met up with an old friend who brought along her Louis Vuitton messenger bag to our lunch date. Inside the bag was her brand new iPad.

She happily told me she wasn't following the crowd because she had resisted the initial onslaught of overhyped iPad ads for at least a month before she finally gave in after reading on my blog that her favorite singer Monica had an iPad. She said she loves it.

Me, on the other hand, I still have no use for an iPad. I already have a MacBook Pro (which I'm typing this post on) and a HTC smart phone, which I hate, but it serves my purposes when I want to browse the Internet while out & about.

I simply can't see myself dragging that monster iPad out of a bag just to check the sports scores -- unless I just want the people around me to see that I have an iPad -- and I am not that vain.

US president Barack Obama probably feels the same way. He doesn't own an iPad either.

Obama told the graduating class of Hampton University today (April 9) that the iPad is just another useless invention that will only lead them to distraction as they try to find work in a dismal job market.

Last week Apple CEO Steve Jobs bragged that his iPad sold over 1 million units. With over 300 million people in the US, I am not impressed.

Besides, that figure doesn't include all the replacement iPads exchanged by clumsy owners who dropped and broke their first units.

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    Ima get that iBoard! I can use that chit!

  • Daisy

    Happy Mothers day

    special :hug: to all those whose mothers and gmas are already on the other side

  • Reality

    I have a hate/love affair with my iPhone & I see no purpose for the ipad either.

  • tampa813

    Ifloor and iboard? Are they serious lol?! I'm sure some fool with buy em.

    Happy Mothers Day to all the ladies out there.

  • Nikki Babie

    I don't see the purpose of the ipad either being an owner of the iPhone i wouldn't dare waste the money on one! It's bad enough AT&T charges way too much for their service spending more money a month on a ipad is ridiculous!! I'll pass!!

  • Lizzyb

    I cuddle my Iphone and my mac book pro on the regular and don't get the need for an ipad but my boyfriend who travels for work alot does. The speed and storage, lightness and more the battery for those 12 hour flights works for him. So his company gave him a wifi one to use first and then he bought the 3G when it came out. I am typing on it now, nothing I would spend money on but Apple knows their market.
    I also doubt that Obama comment, off to google.

  • H-Townmama

    Because Im a dummy I forgot to take off for Mother's Day! How refreshing to see some SR fam on as well. Happy Mother's Day to all women of childbearing age, regardless of if you have a card yet(Daisy).

    Daisy I hope you are ok, brcause I know gma hasnt been gone long and this is your first Mother's Day without her. I can only give you a big :hug: and say that it gets easier a lil each day.

  • Al-Ameera

    It's to dang on big. If you carry that around might as well get a Mac Book

  • ryand91

    I'm proud to say I own an iPad, it most definitely isn't revolutionary. But it has been useless instead of caring around my big ass laptop, I can just slide that in my tote bag and go. It also much easier to travel with than my laptop. But I guess if Obama says it's useless it must be useless <>

  • starr

    Somebody needs to check those numbers aobut how much was sold...i ain't buyin it.

    I don't think its useless lol but it is just another distraction, its just another invention. I mean, u can do most of that ish on ur phone, so I don't even see it as revolutionary. I'll still buy a kindle before i buy that lol I yearn for mac book though

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  • Zephyr1979

    Happy Mother's Day to all the moms! Hope you've enjoyed your day!

    Those iPads don't impress me at all. There are many smart phones out there that does what the iPad does and some even more. Just another way to get you to spend money imo.

  • Ashley

    LMAO at the pictures above. Sooooo funny but you know what? I wouldnt doubt it.

  • mzvirgo78

    DEAD @ the iFloor. It looks like a twister pad.

  • Smokie

    IMO, the iPad is a huge failure. Totally useless.

  • Ms.Everything

    :rofl: @ the iBoard although I think I might like that lol. I have no interest in an iPad, might as well get a laptop or macbook as you said but the iBoard I would mount on the wall in my home office. I could see that being pretty productive... seriously Sandra you should pitch the idea to Apple and get paid

  • eastpointvet

    i got a iphone, macbook pro and ipad. no its not something i need or anyone does but i can say i havent used my laptop once since ive had it other than to sync my ipad with my laptop. a 1lb ipad is much easier to tug around than my laptop and sandra new site looks lovely on my ipad

  • LadyJustice *\o/*

    i will be the first one in line for the iFloor. pure hawtness

  • angeliamichele1

    Funny! Everyone is right it is useless, unless you own one or read books! I love mine! I love that I have books that I can carry with me and read what I'm in the mood for, I love that I can sit it on the bar in the kitchen and have easy access to recipes, I love that my nephew can play with it while we are waiting for dinner to arrive at a restaurant, I love that it is faster than my laptop for surfing and that it is small enough to fit in my purse. At my house we have an iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, Nanos, iTouch, iPhone, iPod, Shuffle... blah blah blah oh we also have several PCs that might as well be boat anchors for the amount of use they get as compared to the Apples. You know, I thought the car navigation and rear camera on my Infinity were worthless too, now I can't imagine not having them... Short version, the only things that are worthless are the things you don't own!

  • pointhimout

    i wont buy one. i too think it's a waste, sandra. i'm still tryna come up with some bs I can off to hundreds of thousands of people. i'm getting close.

    We need everything so fast, right now and at our finger tips. Nah, my laptop and desktop will both do just fine. We're so lax with security as is. Ya sh!t get stolen, ya whole life is on it. I'll pass. Apple has a great marketing team. They hype you up to think you must have this bs, then they rough up companies for prime ad space to support their argument, and presto, it's all the rave, as their stock sit at or above $500 a share.

  • indsopblkwom

    I'm considering getting the if anyone has any insight or comments please send them to me. Thanks

  • eastpointvet

    if you want a nice light device that you can carry around and get on the net, check your emails, or read books with then its for you. sure its not something we need but most things we have we dont need. its just one of those things that makes life easier, like a cell phone or computer. things that people got by for years without but now they cant imagine themselves without it.

  • gagirl08

    "who brought along her Louis Vuitton messenger bag to our lunch date"

    Which has no relevance whatsoever to this post. The above statement is why I'm so fucking over Atlanta. Just a bunch of materialistic, poser bitches. WHO CARES???? And for those that find the ipad so useless....don't buy one.