The new iPad

I know that everyone has their own opinion about what Apple did right or wrong concerning the 2010 release of the iPad. I’ve read some reviews, I’ve looked at the product on the Apple website, and I’ve held my tongue. For long enough. I will finally voice my personal opinion.

1.) It’s more along the lines of a phone than a computer. The interface is the same as the iPhone, not the iMac or the Mac Pro or any of the computer lines. I wanted a tablet computer, not a tablet phone. I do take into consideration that the lines between phone and computer have become more and more blurred, but it is undeniable that the iPad is closer to a phone than a computer. Which brings me to my second point.

2.) 64GB is just not enough. And I realize that 64GB is the largest hard drive it comes with at the moment, but I still say it’s not enough. Sure, that’s a few gigs more than what we have at home on our iBook, but our iBook is also 4 or 5 years old and runs slow. But I suppose that ties in with my first point. 64GB is a lot for phone. It’s not a lot for a computer.

3.) To me, it just screams first generation. I think that by the 3rd or 4th, Mark and I will be in line to buy ours — but right now, it almost seems like a waste of money. Good idea, maybe not excellently executed.

What I wished for was a tablet computer that could run all programs of the Adobe CS4 Web Premium software at the same time, multiple browsers open, with iPhoto & iTunes running. And no lag. That would be a huge feat that graphic designers and artist and all sorts of other people could use and appreciate.

Do I ask for too much?


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