Something nearly similar I had written over at my blog (Why iPad would be a fail), but still want more readers and Apple fanboys to read, on why the latest release Apple iPad tablet device doesn’t speak up to the standards. It surely can be called a good new release from Apple, different in its kind, not resembeling a phone, and not a laptop either. But still, it has few things that keeps everyone disappointed, listed below –
Now most of the us would not like to stick to only one app, while working on such non-small screens. You can’t tweet while browsing the web, can’t listen to music in the background, can’t use a notepad to write along while browsing any web pages. It limits you to use a single app, as the iPhone did.
Based on the OS of iPhone
When you hear this, it can be well understood that Apple has just stretched the iPhone to a larger size, and kept the interface and OS the same. You won’t like to use the same phone features in a bigger device, and especially when its limiting you not to have any drag-and-drop features.
Lack of camera
Camera is not included, either on the front or the back. This is another major disadvantage where the possibility of video conferencing is thrown away. At least the mac has a camera above its screen, and iPhone has one on its back.
No flash support
Adobe flash team, and the Apple team have always been working to make flash support the flash-based-apps in the iPhone and iPod touch but nothing stable had been out yet. And now the same lack of support for flash can be seen in iPad too.
The device comes in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB versions and these decide the pricing of the iPad too. If you once buy the 16GB version for $499, you are stuck at it and in future you won’t be able to add any extra internal memory as there is no extra slot to accomodate more storage space.
Doesn’t beat the Kindle in e-book reading
Although an Apple fanboy lists out many reasons where it might be beating the Kindle from Amazon, in e-book reading, i still would state the e-ink feature of Kindle as the standing advantage and plus point that alone can beat the iPad. And Kindle is half the price of iPad, why would one be inclined to buy the iPad for e-book reading now?
Connectivity and availability
It has no GPS support, and there’s different pricing depending on the 3G support by the device. Also, the U.S. customers who are subscribed to T-mobile would be disappointed as Apple has joined hands only with the micro-GSM service of AT&T to provide network for internet connection.
And its not going to be available till July internationally, so it keeps people waiting. Hopefully other brands release any better products to beat and compete the Apple iPad device.