By Marnie .B
Steve Jobs has done it again – it is hard to beat the craze that preceded the release of the Apple iPhone, which seems to have received mixed reviews overall, but the iPad appears to have done it. It releases today and apparently Tinsel Town is all over it. Access Hollywood reports on the support shown by celebs so far:
This week’s episode of ABC’s “Modern Family” centered on Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell) geeking out over the new gadget. In related news, ABC, CBS and FOX have all announced that they will provide content for the multimedia device. More networks and cable channels are expected to follow in the coming weeks.
A number of celebs have also been Tweeting about their desire for the hi-tech goodie this week.
“I will not buy an iPad. I will not buy an iPad. I will not buy an iPad. Okay, I’m tempted to get an iPad. Darn you Steve Jobs!” Jordin Sparks Tweeted.
Alyssa Milano even took to Twitter to complain that her iPad pre-order had been cancelled.
“I ordered iPads for me, mom & David,” she Tweeted. “Apple said: ‘we have limited amount available per customer. Therefore, this order has been cancelled.’”
Wow, even celebs are being turned down – talk about the lack of supply creating the crazy demand. Of course, the controversial site, HuffingtonPost.com, plays the devil’s advocate by naming nine reasons NOT to buy the iPad, including things like the lack of multitasking and camera on the device. Although they did point out that Ptech.com’s Walt Mossberg reviewed the iPad and said, “this beautiful new touch-screen device from Apple has the potential to change portable computing profoundly, and to challenge the primacy of the laptop.” Seriously, at this rate, Jobs has got to be working on figuring out a way for us to eventually install a computer right into our noggin.