Revolutionary iPad is the Apple of New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s eye

invisibleSHIELD case for iPad“Mayor Bloomberg has a sleek black and silver security blanket – his iPad,” Kathleen Lucadamo reports for The New York Daily News.

“Since the mayor unveiled his handy device last month, he’s been spotted with it night and day, including last week’s once-in-a-lifetime visit with Queen Elizabeth,” Lucadamo reports. “‘He takes the iPad with him everywhere,’ said Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson. ‘He uses it all the time.'”

Lucadamo reports, “Bloomberg reads his speeches off it – he was making last-minute tweaks before his appearance with the queen – gets his briefing material on it and even switched his magazine subscriptions, including Aviation Week, to his iPad… The tech-savvy mayor showed off his spanking new tablet computer at a Staten Island civic meeting early last month, declaring that he is trying to go paperless… Despite [an AT&T] security snag with his iPad that exposed his e-mail address, Bloomberg is an avid user and said he even called Apple founder Steve Jobs to tell him how much he loves his new toy.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

23 Comments

  1. Mayor Bloomberg, consider replacing all those school books that you keep buying for all those millions of young kids with an iPad. Could save the city millions and step up the education at the same time.

  2. I use the iPad more than any other device ever. It takes great notes at work, manages my calendar, and is my news and entertainment device at the same time. My 3 year-old can open Blues Clues videos downloaded from iTunes, and the wife…, well she has the laptop now.-:) I can’t wait for a retina display and a micro SDHC slot in version 2!

    Any competitor product has a tough hill to climb.

  3. I too use my iPad even more than my MacBook Pro. It’s light, can do 80% of what I use my laptop for, doesn’t get hot, doesn’t lose battery charge until the end of the day, works outside wifi range (3G), lighter in the lap, etc. Now that iDisk is fully updated to work with it, I have full and convenient access to all key files. Also does a great job in attracting potential sales at meetings/conferences, then using it to demo our online services.

  4. @VAL Don’t hold your breath for SDHC… gotta keep expectations reasonable to avoid disappointment ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />
    Retina display? Sure. Facetime camera? Sure. Redesigned to look like iPhone 4? Probably not but totally possible. Flash? No. USB Port? No? SDHC? No.
    Of course they’re all technically possibilities (as is anything) but if history is any clue, waiting for some of those features is just going to lead to disappointment.

  5. I am no big city mayor, but my iPad 64 GB 3G goes everywhere with me. I use it when I lecture at the university; I check email on the go; review legislative agendas; append notes any number of documents; and the list goes on. I use it extensively and find myself using my iPhone less and less (other than for phone calls). I cannot replace my MacBook Pro for some things, but it comes pretty close.

    Now I just have to buy one for my wife so she stops trying to take possession of mine every time she sees it. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  6. I’m curious — is it now fairly easy to print from the iPad; if so, how?

    Can Word docs be loaded wirelessly, or do you need to physically connect to a laptop? I assume Pages can open/edit them.

    It looks like an incredible device, but I think I’ll wait for the second gen, just for the inevitable refinements.

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