Apple iPad: Top Ten Reasons to Not Buy It!

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Steve jobs in his introductory statement for iPad said that this is better than a Netbook, and Apple’s website claims it to be “Our most advanced technology in a magical and revolutionary device at an unbelievable price”. But it seems that iPad is the worst implementation of the most advanced technology out there. It does give the feel of half baked. Unfortunately only the “unbelievable price” part seems true, indeed we can’t believe that yet another “iDont” device could be sold for such an exorbitant price. Clearly, apple seems to be intimidated by the upcoming kick-ass device Adam!

Lets see all the iDont characteristics that an iPad has which can be done using a puny $200 netbook which our $499 “magical and revolutionary device” can’t. If we let iPad do the talking here is what it would say:

  • I don’t have a camera, so it can’t do video conferencing, unless you dish out another N-greens (read dollars) to buy Camera connection kit and carry it along with me.
  • I don’t display embedded flash video till you spend $XX or so for MacOS upgrade that fixes this problem.
  • I don’t have real keyboard, buy the dock if you want to use it.
  • I don’t have USB port. “Apple has fit so many ideas” into this device that there was no room for USB port.
  • I don’t multitask! You should listen to a live radio if you want to read a book at the same time.
  • I don’t come cheap, but don’t do much. So don’t throw away your iPod, iPhone, iMac, Macbook Pro etc, so that you remember iPaid!
  • I don’t support MS Office files yet, you must use iWork which 80-90% of this world doesn’t.
  • I don’t have a vast book collection yet like Nook or Kindle.
  • I don’t have as good a battery life as most eReaders, so you need to recharge me before you finish that novel.
  • I don’t behave like a perfect netbook or a perfect eReader, but I am very good at iSuck!

Apple is very good at telling us how we should be using our computer. Everything should be done in their way, and not our preffered way. So change your iLife to suit your device rather than it being the other way round.

We have more of our love for iPaid! (oopps sorry for the typo) to share with you, keep an eye on this space.

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One Comment on “Apple iPad: Top Ten Reasons to Not Buy It!”

  • iPad Forum wrote on 6 April, 2010, 13:27

    im loving the ipad personally. what do you think of it now? was it upto your standards?

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