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    Zodplay plays FLAC on the iPhone. It will be renamed vlc4iPhone in the near future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post
    Zodplay plays FLAC on the iPhone. It will be renamed vlc4iPhone in the near future.

    so with this nugget, i will throw out another challenge -- ipad/touch/phone doesn't do crossovers-- i need 5 channels of audio--eq, independant volume, and crossovers...

    and, as i said in the other threads-- this is not a complete install, he still needs to connect all of the audio...

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    Can an iPad control relays and read an array of sensors like some of us do with a Fusion Brain or similar device?

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    I can think of at least a dozen things my carpc can do that the ipad can't.....but certainly not the reverse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidder View Post
    I hate to be so negative, but what a terrible idea. Very feature-lacking for such a steep price. I just don't think it belongs in the car.

    Then again, I've never understood mac...

    Apple: "Here's the new MacBook Pro!"

    Fanboi: "Cool, what can I do with it?"

    Apple: "Well, not much really, but it looks nice and it's $1900!"

    Fanboi: "Great, I'll take it!!"

    I guess I need to buy one so I can understand why they are so cool. Anybody wanna loan me some bux?
    I agree with you 100%. I think the iPad is good for simple little things, but not vehicle infotainment.

    Also I will say OSX is ok, I wont say its garbage because then I would be lying. The only issue is that when your a Windows user jumping over to OSX, you have to kind of blank out your mind to use it. Windows is much more technical and if you go into OSX with that mind set, you will not understand it.

    Quote Originally Posted by jr4284 View Post
    lol, what? You haven't used macs recently, or used them for much. I use them because they can do everything that windows machines can do, and many features beyond that. The "it just works" mentality is very nice.

    My MacBook 2 Ghz with 1 gb of ram works significantly faster than my work Dell Precision M6300 2.19 Ghz with 2 gb of ram, yet it cost 1/2 the price.

    Just use one for a while, make up your own mind on it, then if you don't like it, don't use it. Throwing stones with no background knowledge is kinda

    Re: "feature lacking." Please use an iPad and research the endless apps that are out there. There's not a single thing I've used my carputer to do that I can't use the iPad to do (once 4.0 comes out). That and the iPad will be ~60% the cost of my setup with a much larger + sunlight readable display.
    I think Tidder is talking more on a Car PC level. 99.9% of the time, MAC users have to use Windows inside of OSX to get all the features. Thats like having a middle man for no reason. Anyways debating Apple vs PC as far as computers is stupid because they are all based on the same technology, Apple just makes it look all pretty. The issue is that the iPad is based on a phone, with the phone feature ripped out, then a big screen slapped onto it. Also if you honestly think all the stuff people have on their Car PCs, the iPad can do also, well I'm sorry your living in the fantasy world of Apple. The iPad cant use most likely 75% of all the devices and stuff I use on my install. Just to get multitasking working on a iPhone/iPad you have to jail break the thing and even then it isn't all that impressive. I will say that the iPad is nice is because you dont see or really deal with the OS and it transitions well. Other then that, I don't see this even beginning to scratch the surface because its limited by its phone technology.

    PS: have you watched the video at all? Ddi you see how the iPad had a massive reflection? So image that on a bright sunny? It may be readable but at the same time who ever is in the path of the sunbeam this thing is going to reflect wont be very happy. I have a screen with a similar gloss and for me to use it on a sunny day I have to aim it towards the floor for it to be usable. So I think you should rethink that comment.
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    I hate having to always defend apple, but really to those of you who don't use these devices on daily basis you can't really talk. I used a PC (windows xp) for 3 years, and now have been on mac for 4 years. I have both windows 7 and os x computers.

    Being a technical person and a programmer, i much much prefer to program on mac os. Now that was hard at first, when i first switched i couldn't program on mac. But after discovering text wrangler, and cyberduck and programs alike, the world was better. The biggest reason i prefer programming on mac than windows is the fonts render so much cleaner on mac than windows.

    Now the iPad argument is also confused. Yes it is a giant iPod toch, but people love the ipod touch. Moreover, you can't compare this to any other tablet. The multitouch and smoothness is unparalleled by ANY touch screen. I don't care who you are or how many years in the business you have, to this date there is no better touch screen experience than the iPad. with iphone coming close 2nd.

    Now you can make the argument that there are more programs for windows for us developers. Well yes, but people who make mac applications really care about UI, and when those apps that you love for windows make it onto the mac, they are usually better than their windows counterparts. *not always, (vlc is the same f.e)

    But seriously, if you use mac as your day to day, you will eventually see that yes, it can do anything your PC can, only better, even if that means someone still needs to make an application for it.

    not to mention iPad will have multitasking in a few months.

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    How is multitouch useful in the car though? Are you really going to be driving along looking at google maps trying to fuss with the screen? If the only thing the iPad can boast is the multitouch screen then youve made my point very clear.

    I have used it on a day to day and I think its way over rated and your a perfect example of someone riding Apple's woohoo. When I see that I OSX product can beat a PC product in the Car PC market then guess what, I will be the first to admit it. So far though it cant and I doubt it will.

    Another example of Apple brain wash methods. Are they going to be upgrading the hardware, or are you talking about the jail breaking cr@p? If its hardware, then everyone has to run out and by another unit? If it is jail break, wow, thats getting old fast.

    Wonder if I can connect a USB tuner card to the iPad? NO. Can I connect anything USB to the iPad? NO.... D@mn so I have to buy more cr@p to make it work the way I want? YES. OH WAIT, I can use USB, I just have to buy another add on from Apple!
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    iPad is not and cannot be a proper CarPC.. period.

    Only because its Apple everyone wants in their cars.. pathetic

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    Nothing really new. Anyone with a current install can put the ipaq in the front or in the back as a Carpc using correct video/audio cables.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lugi View Post
    iPad is not and cannot be a proper CarPC.. period.

    Only because its Apple everyone wants in their cars.. pathetic
    I do support for mac/pc on basis.

    lol, Mac does boot faster... however using the ipaq you wont be able to use any a/v related devices (ps3, xbox, dvd, etc)
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