The future of this weird, underwhelming, and underpriced new device from Apple is unclear. I mean, it just launched yesterday and is going to ship within the 60 days. Yet, one thing is for sure, majority of existing Apple Costumers who are in possession of an iPod (Touch), iPhone, iMac, Macbook Pro, Mac Pro, etc, think that the iPad literally sucks. Who doesn’t really believe that it sucks?
- No Flash
- No Camera
- No USB Slot
- No SD Card Slot
- The name sucks
- NO MULTI-TASKING
- No -new third- iPad dedicated OS
- Looks like an mutated iPod or a iPod on ‘roids.
- Screen Resolution too low
I know, I have not gotten my hands on this thing yet, but those are indeed the flaws of this product, with i guess a lot more to come once its out in the stores.
I feel very disappointed about this product. I don’t know why, but I really do. I expected something more superior, not a big brother of an iPod. Somehow, I’m happy that I’m not the only one standing on the side of people who were disappointed about this product and look at it like it’s just one big fat joke.
One thing that I’m somehow curious about is, if this was the same case when the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch came out? I don’t think a lot of people really believed in those products either during their first couple of months? Anyways, we’ll see in a year or so where the Apple iPad is going to place itself and how it will kill eReaders (kindle) and Netbooks (and its own kind: iPods).
Let’s look at this product from a positive point of view.
- The Price is exceptional
- It’s indeed Apple’s most advanced and innovative product
- It’s amazingly fast
- And weighs almost nothing (those people from engadget are just took weak)
- Has its “iPad specialized” version of iWork (Pages, Keynote, Numbers)
The Apple iPad promises to (once again) enhance and change the way we’re computing. It might not be something that pro’s want to use to replace their Macbook Pro’s, iMac, etc with, but it is something that the general public (aside from most geeks, like us) is going to love and embrace; especially when you take a look at the price. Apple may have provided a little “shorter” storage than expected, but cloud-storage won’t take too long to become reality, with that, the iPad is way ahead of the competition.
NO FLASH? No problem, actually. That’s one thing that beholds truth. HTML5 will be able to handle your “flash” experience with ease. Apple has got a product that doesn’t allow flash, which kinda sucks for us right now, but it is ready for the future, and will be very happy and delighted to hit sites supporting and using HTML5 to show videos, etc.
The list could go on and on, defending the product and bashing it. I don’t want to look like a Fanboy, which I really ain’t be. But I don’t want to criticize the iPad any further to be bashed “I told you so, the iPad will rule” in a year or two by random Apple freaks in return.
I just wish that they could enhance the device somehow, and make it appealing not only to the new customers and general users (netbook users, etc) but to the other field as well. We’re not asking to have every single feature we request to be included, but I’d be delighted to see ALL of the following:
- Front Facing Camera
- MULTI-TASKING Capability
We can live without flash, since we’ll see more and more sites using HTML5 anyways.
Until then, this product will be labeled the iWaste. Apple, you’ve really failed me, iBelieve(d) in you!!
ps: At least we’ve come to realize that not all Apple FANBOYS are going to support Apple in EVERYTHING that they do, like now!
No Camera (with LED Flash)
No OLED Screen
An extremely disappointing 256 MB of RAM!
No Additional Touch Gestures
The enormous bezel is a massive eyesore. I thought Apple was all about design, so how they could make such a large and fugly bezel for a premier device escapes me.
No Handwriting Recognition or Support for a Stylus. A huge selling point of any Tablet is to be able to take notes in classes and such.
No Wireless Syncing or File Transfers
No File Management or Freedom to download files (even documents) from online
No Ability to run custom Apps not preapproved by Apple and sold via the App Store
A Very Low Resolution Display with 25% fewer PPPs than the iPhone or iPod Touch
No integrated TV antenna or Radio antenna (They even developed a HD DTV Tuner for use in cellphones to allow users to pick up OTA HDTV signals on the go! Why they didn't include this technology in this device I won't understand)
No Video Out
According to Apple's page on the product, the maximum resolution it is capable of playing MPEG4s at is 640×480 resolution at 30 fps. Not even HD! It features a 1 Ghz processor that significantly slower than just about every single notebook on the market today.
No OTA Sync With Apple TV or Servers To Stream Video
No Low Reflective Screen Mode for high contrast Ebook Reading that doesn't hurt your eyes
Only 64 mbs of HDD space
No Gamepad attachment for Gaming With Physical Buttons/Tactile Feedback
No ability to connect to a bluetooth mouse/keyboard
No RFID/IR to use it as a remote, or to tag it to yourself
No Replacable/Removable Batteries
No Java or Flash support (no hulu.com)
No USB Port (can't hook it up to a printer to print off an iWorks project, cant connect a USB key that has some documents stored etc)
No ability to connect to an extrernal hdd, or even to pop in an SDCard Slot
Its an epic fail for me. I was hoping for a scaled-down Mac and not a scaled-up iPod Touch. Even if it can play HD, how much HD video can you squeeze in a tiny storage?
But the iPod had its criticisms when it came out around 10 years ago. Lets what will happen to the iPad.
the name of a brand also not the type in future (ipad)
but again we will wait and see if this ipad come in a boom!, negatively or positive!
Gosh! I did not imagine the new iPad lacks all the features that a laptop or netbook has. bummer.. considering it's pricey tag!
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does it?? i cant imagine why they don't have the needed features, especially the camera.. i want a gadget that has camera, for convenience. I'll just check this stuff if i win on the promo i saw on a site. this is for a new iPad. wanna join? here it is: http://www.jobsdb.com.ph/PH/EN/StaticContentFullC…
i think Apple can handle these demands from their costumers about their products. i know that they can produce a new and more advanced product soon