Apple, to great fanfare, unveiled its long-awaited “netbook/tablet/iphone” in January. The iPad looks simply like a big iPod touch, and even has that little home button at the bottom!
Being what, in reality, is simply just an iPod Touch with a processor that’s more powerful and a bigger screen – I don’t think its worth buying.
Validating the point that the iPad is really just an iPod Touch that isn’t portable and is overpriced, it runs primitive iPod Touch apps! Now, some may say that this is a great idea, since people can run their iPod apps that they really like which don’t yet have iPad counterparts – but, I believe that if it can run iPod apps, that proves that it uses the same primitive Operating System that the iPod uses, with a few tweaks.
Also, the iPad doesn’t even have multi-tasking capability! Although, with its ‘powerful’ processor you’d think it would – but it doesn’t. Hopefully Apple will fix this in the long run with some sort of silly paid-for software upgrade.
I think that the iPad is a dud – and that Apple will greatly regret not thinking this out more!