Nov 2 2011
Even before we saw the first images of the iPad a couple years ago, people have compared it directly to the iPod Touch. Even the president of Nintendo, Iwata, was notorious in stating that “there were no surprises” since it’s “just a bigger iPod Touch.”
Are these accusations accurate?
Whether or not they are true, remember that you will be getting your iPad for free, so its irrelevant.
From our point of view at myfreeipad.us.com, the iPad actually is in a completely different league then the iPod Touch.
The larger screen is the most obvious difference, but it is more than just more “real estate.” The 10-inch screen is enough for a full-sized keyboard, which immediately make this iPad more useful than the iPod Touch for large projects.
The battery isn’t a disappointment for these lengthy projects. The iPod Touch advertises “30 hours of continuous music play back before a recharge,” but most people say that they get significantly less, even with all settings disabled and volume turned down. The iPad’s battery boasts 120 hours of playback (4 times the Touch!), and it’s claims are much less exagerated.
Web browsing is much easier on the iPad, and this is enabled with it highly-optimized browser, large on-screen keyboard, and dual-core 1 GHz processor.
The size also make the iPad a completely different kind of device with regards to eBooks. The iPod Touch’s screen simply doesn’t have enough room to effectively display all the information on a page of a magazine, newspaper, or even book.