There is no love for the iPad
Well, the articles about the iPad are pouring an, and for the most part the iPad is seen as an iDud. Damn that didn’t take long. After months of wetting themselves to see the Belle of the ball, everyone has turned their back and headed home. I was really expecting a lot more excitement over this device, but it seems like it just hasn’t struck the right cord. The fact that it’s a big iPod Touch is actually a problem.
I agree, not having Flash is annoying. Apple and Adobe need to work that out. Of course with the rash of Flash and PDF "issues" of late people might consider themselves lucky it doesn’t work.
Multitasking is also a problem. However, I’m not concerned yet. Jobs still has 60 days before the device hits the streets. There is no reason OS 4.0 won’t address that shortcoming right at ship time. And what better way to generate more PR and publicity than by holding that off until the last second.
Yes, it would be cool if the iPad had a camera. That is just lacking. However, the camera in the iPhone is crap and if they’re going to stick in the same piece of rubbish in the iPad it accomplishes nothing. And how much would it jack up the price to have a quality camera? Yeah it should be there, that was pretty lame.
As for the persistent connection, I make do with my WiFi connection just fine. At least the iPad gives you the best of WiFi and 3G whereas the Touch doesn’t.
Since I have a Touch, I think the iPad is more of the same excellent features, just bigger and with even more features coming -bigger games, more video area. I can see where the iPhone folks think this is a step back. But for a little bit more than the cost of the Kindle you still get a ton more features and I think more features are coming on launch day. It may not be everything that everyone wanted it to be, but I’m thinking there will be big sales.
Other articles of interest:
- iPod Touch with camera and microphone
- I lust after the iPad
- The fervor of the iPhone 4
- Culling out the old apps
- What I wish the iPod Touch update would have contained
- iPod touch G3 Will Recieve Camera “Without Warning”
- Halloween Experience Updated for the iPhone and iPod Touch
- Writepad Pro for iPhone/iPod Touch – Review
- So here’s what Apple is offering
- Why no camera? You didn’t really want it…