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Was Apple’s iPad a disappointment?

While doing the rounds on a few technology sites to see what they think about the new Apple iPad, it seems that the device is seen as a disappointment. Who would have thought that a device that has been ten years in the making is met with such disapproval?

The general consensus around the Web seems to be that Apple’s iPad is somewhat of a disappointment, with several major technology sites and commentators weighing in with their disapproval. Gizmodo and TechCrunch have both been talking about what sucks about the new tablet device.

The first problem is no multi-tasking, this is something that could make or break the device, and the Micro SIM is another feature that has not gone down well. TechCrunch are not happy that the iPad does not support Flash, but we have heard that Adobe is looking into this, read more about that on PC World.

While looking around the web it seems that people are not too happy about the name “iPad” there have been references to the “iTampon” amongst others. What name do you think Apple should have chosen for its latest device?

Gaming sites have said that current gaming apps will not work well with the larger screen, but did admit that the game apps specially made for the iPad show a lot of promise. It is not all bad about the new device, read our other articles on the Apple iPad here.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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apple lover!

ok I drive well over an hour to school. i bring my mac book, ipod touch (first generation and still works great) and cell phone that amounts to about 8 pounds of technology + textbooks, notebooks etc. I am pretty sure that with all the new apps such as pages and key note I would much prefer that to my macbook which weighs more and has a shorter battery life. bonus since i sometimes carpool i can do research on the Ipad and not on my macbook. which should i bring to school? hmm thats tough ipad duh! oh and… Read more »

warmonger
warmonger

fight! fight! fight!

jack
jack

These people are real downers and probobly only say these things because they don’t have a ipod. They learn about it through their desktop. So they cannot really know how it is I love my ipad it is amazing great for gaming crisp movies and a enjoyable e reader.

P.s you can turn the brightness wayyyyy down just so you know kindle people.

P.s.s this was submitted on a ipad

Jjarpt
Jjarpt

The first thing Jobs said when he introduced the iPad was that it was not an iPhone or laptop. It's something else. Everyone weighing in that it's something else and trying to come off as informative or critical are late to the game. We've purchased 6 of these for family members and everyone loves them for different reasons. Age ranges from 7-68. It is easy to use. It is a superlative eReader. It is great surfing the Internet. Aside from flash, which is not that big a deal. Easy to use the productivity suite. Connection to the Internet is easy.… Read more »

Disgusted
Disgusted

You don't get the talk of it being a disappointment? Let's see… What can it do? MP3 player? Try jogging with it. Games? I like "real" games. I'll stick to my consoles and my computer, thanks. Laptop? Everyone admits the iPad is not a good laptop replacement, nor was it designed to be. Mobile movie viewer? Not enough memory. No 3G yet, means streaming on the go is out. No optical drive. Pass Ebook reader? Epic fail. Try reading a tech manual for six hours on a backlit screen. As for the guy who mentioned reading in the dark, get… Read more »

Terry
Terry

I love my IPAD! Steve Jobs does it again. I had to laugh while reading the early negative comments about this device. This is a niche that needed to be filled and Apple did a great job in designing it.

Lizzy
Lizzy

I love it I dont know what all the talk about t being a dissapontment is because as far as I can tell it is amazing

Nana Quofi
Nana Quofi

I think the ipad will improve over time, its on its "Guinea Pig" stage of testing, so I'm observing the changes that'll come to the later versions…there will surely be a 2.0, 3G etc etc.
It looks attractive and screaming buy me, but if you have the will power to wait, this bloody ipad will be worth the wait. So wait if you wanna get your monies worth

Demon
Demon

The upcoming 3G + Wi-Fi model seems a little bit on the pricey side, but I'm sure it'll be worth it. A lot easier to use than a laptop, more convenient and a no contract unlimited 3G access for just $29.99/month. Pretty awesome if you have the money burning a hole in your pocket.

Andy
Andy

What is all the negativity about? He iPad was never meant to be a full fledged laptop replacement. I love mine and my only real complaint is that it seems to be taking a while for developers of some of my most used iPhone apps seem to be taking there sweet time developing iPad versions. Haters, if you don’t like it, don’t buy it. Wait for the slate and switch to windows.

max
max

once 4.0 comes out it will be better …deep breath people if you dont like it dont buy it

Sam
Sam

if you have an iphone and a laptop why do you need it.

Allan
Allan

I cant decide… I cant decide… I cant decide. But I do want a touch screen tablet. Oh… and yes… I do hate yhe name!

Garry
Garry

I'm always amazed when I see people complain on these postings ! It's so simple , if you don't like it , don't buy it cause it's not for everyone . Personally I think it's pretty amazing. It's not a laptop so don't expect it to do the same things . For the people saying they can do the same thing on the iPhone! Well yes but you are paying for it every month with bad AT&T service lol. I think it's fantastic

Kathy
Kathy

I have a Kindle, and love it. There is NO Charge for the wireless (whispernet) access, whereas ATT wants $30/month. It is not a back-lighted screen, which is what I NEED to read outside–like at the beach!

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Scott
Scott

My wife bought me one for my birthday (the big 40). The way I looked at it, I wanted a Kindle, but for an extra $100 I could have the ipad that can read books in the dark (the kindle can't) (and I can not read books on my iphone you have to turn about 2000 pages) I want to wake up and have the NY times downloaded and start to read, then continue on the train on my way to work (did you ever try to flip through a NY Times or WSJ newspaper on the train to manhattan… Read more »

James
James

Hey i am a college student and i think this is a great idea for classes and book keeping. I understand the disappointment of picture taking and multi-tasking but this product makes up for these errors with fast internet and Mobile access. I am looking forward for this product to come to stores and will be picking one up for myself. College student need to be aware of this produce in the future because of the many new apps and downloads. On the negative side of this product, apple fails to meet the ever needing disk-drive and usb port,also a… Read more »

miguel
miguel

I can do more with the iphone for less money,

BOB
BOB

Is it like a computer, if it is who thought this up, because you'd be always looking down, it's completely pointless because you might as well have a computer if you can do way more on it.

Carlos
Carlos

What this device needs, two cameras or one that turns front and back, bigger memory, video conferencing, and ipod classic has 160gb memory why can't the ipad, like karlo said usb and hdmi would be nice

shakil
shakil

this product is a major let down. i cannot understand what would be the point of buying this thing? its a big ipod touch and in fact in some ways it is less than an iphone. iphone has few advantages, you can place it in your pocket, internet access without wifi and you can read kindle books.

Karlo
Karlo

crApple’s joking right, they’re going to unveil the real thing next week, right…..? Why is there no USB port, why can’t I connect it to my flat screen via HDMI, no flash support so why would I use this to surf the web? Just another Apple disappointment.

Ramon
Ramon

Seems like Apple miss the mark on this gadget. I was expecting something better than my laptop. Camera and video recording capability might have helped yet missing much of what new phones and laptops had, iPad would have been better served by naming it iCaramba.

Shawn
Shawn

Wow, this thing really sucks. If my iphone can do everything that my iTampon can do and my iTampon can not do many many things my mac book can do, what use could i possibly have for it?

Also, closed smart phones worked in the past, but this model will not work going forward if consumers have choices between closed and open why wouldn’t they choose open?

iTampon=iFail

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