iPad = Fail

I love my iPhone, Macbook Pro, iMac and Mac Pro so no anti-Apple bias here.

The iPad, I don’t like it.

The bad:

1. That is a horrible name. “iPad” Really, Apple?

2. It’s ugly. That thick border around the screen looks terrible.

3. No Multitasking. (Deal Breaker)

4. No Camera, so no video chat. (Deal Breaker)

5. Book Reader – It looks like a book with pages. Can we stop that please? It’s stupid. Plus I see no way to load books not purchased through the iBook store. I have a LOT of ebooks in other formats. I can load them on my Kindle but not iPad? (Deal Killer)

6. iPhone OS. So I can’t load apps unless they’ve been blessed by Apple and everything is managed through iTunes. (Deal Breaker)

7. 64 Gigs. Massive fail. My iTunes library exceeds 150Gigs alone.

8. No SD card slot.

9. The iPhone interface works great on the iPhone. Not so well on the iPad.

The Good:

1. Battery life: 10 hours.

2. …

The iPad is a big iTouch. It’s not a general purpose computer.

A great big “meh” for the iPad.

Unless those deal breakers change I won’t be getting one.

UPDATE: #10 on the bad side. No user replaceable battery.

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11 Responses to iPad = Fail

  1. Old NFO says:

    I’m not impressed either…

  2. just some dude says:

    good points, i love my macbook pro but this should of been full blown OS X, with cam and sd card slot. The hoping it will do good so thart apple can put together an OS X tablet .

  3. Borepatch says:

    World’s biggest iPhone. Without the phone.

  4. LabRat says:

    So it’s all of Apple’s usual weaknesses combined with none of its usual strengths and blended with a touch of retarded design. Awesome job, Jobs.

  5. George says:

    Borepatch called it. It’s like a big honkin’ iPhone. It would be a cool device with those limits at the 200-300 price point.

  6. blue says:

    so. much. fail. iphone osx, but i can’t fit it in my pocket. and i can’t text or call someone. and no camera. no camera! really, apple? really?

    and! and! and! this is a device that i can see certain female demographics getting into, with the calendar and big photo album and fits in a purse (yeah, fine, i’m sexist. blow me then get me a sandwich). yet they go ahead and name it the iPad, thus making every potential female buyer cringe at the product name?


    april 1st came early this year… but hey, im also an old timey apple fanboy – my first computer was an SE/30, and i also LOVE my mbp. and my iphone. apple doesn’t alway hit em out of the park – i also recall the newton and the cube and the Air.

    i just want a decent flash camera on my iphone, a haptic keyboard, and decent keystroke word recognition algorithm that LEARNS my retarded spelling. the crappy ass moto rzr was actually very good at learning your spelling, something like that.

  7. jen says:

    Completely agree with all this! Apple, so close but so far. Apple is being greedy not putting a phone in this, they just want people to buy one of these and an iphone!
    This vid at least eases my disappointment with humor http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1928558

  8. jen says:

    P.s. i love it how sexist men always say “whatever, go get me a sandwich” like any clearly thinking woman would even go near a scumbag like that.

  9. alan says:

    sudu jen make me a sandwich

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