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iPad in Saudi Arabia and some rambling

Published on April 10, 2010 by in General

OHAI, I didn’t see you there. I guess I was still laughing. I have been extremely busy with a lot of stuff including SaudiMac of course. I guess I have a few things to ramble about:

SaudiPad

I got my Apple iPad finally. Bought it from the Apple Store and shipped via MyUS. A word of advice: don’t choose DHL when shipping, try FedEx.

I like the iPad, it’s exactly as advertised. Reading on it is pretty good (I have no experience using an e-ink device). Thamer was interested in getting one, that’s good. Yeah I named it SaudiPad.

Update: Oh look, a website for SaudiPad.

Make sure to read Mazen’s review of the iPad, I can proudly say that it’s the first iPad review in Saudi Arabia: Apple iPad: Bigger Than Life.

Flash and Apple

It’s hard for a Flash developer to write an objective article about the issues between Apple and Adobe (no Flash on iPhone, Apple blocking Flash CS5 iPhone app builders). The result will be expected, it’s like asking a Mac user to compare a Zune to an iPod.

Claiming that the town hall meeting mentioned here is a “Press Briefing” is just a lie.

I highly recommend reading this: Why Apple Changed Section 3.3.1, it raises a good point and provided an excellent example:

Consider, for one example, Amazon’s Kindle clients for iPhone OS and Mac OS X. The iPhone OS Kindle app is excellent, a worthy rival in terms of experience to Apple’s own iBooks. The Mac Kindle app is a turd that doesn’t look, feel, or behave like a real Mac app. The iPhone OS Kindle app is a native iPhone app, written in Cocoa Touch. The Mac Kindle app was produced using the cross-platform Qt toolkit.

It’s Scary how it ends implying that some people are considering blowing up Steve Jobs with a suicide bomber… This article is supposed to be funny, a parody … I say we Arabs are still behind in that too. All of it is link bait and that’s why I’m not linking.

 
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  • tarannum shaikh

    hi,

    i like your reviews. I just want to know where and how do i get an ipad in saudi arabia in yanbu? or jeddah? the prices here are too much. there are many sellers on facebook who are offering ipad for 400$ and delivery charges 30$ and it will be delivered right up to my home. is this all true? can they be trusted? hard to believe? pls guide and comment.

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    Khaled A. Reply:

    Careful from iPad scammers http://www.saudimac.com/2010/05/02/ipad-scam-a-true-story/

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