First off, let me say that I absolutely love my new iPad. It's fast, it's sleek, and it has a great deal of potential. However, I have started bumping across some issues that suggest that some of the software may still be stuck in iPhone land.
The piece that's been giving me the most grief is iTunes. Here's my story.
So I decide that I'll test out my new iPad by renting a movie. I browse through and decide on Sherlock Holmes. Tap "rent" and everything goes through nice and smooth. I set my iPad down and take care of other business for a bit.
I come back a short while later and note that the movie has downloaded about 1/3rd of the way through. Cool. So I decide to start watching it.
Uh oh. I can't find a way to start the movie. Tapping on it in iTunes does nothing, and it doesn't show up in the "movies" app.
So I decide to go see if iTunes supports podcasts while I wait. I visit a site of a respected vodcaster and tap on the subscribe link. The vodcaster comes up in iTunes no problem. Only issue? I can't actually subscribe. I can only download ala carte. Ok, no prob. So I tap to download a few episodes. They're small and shouldn't take long.
Now we get to my third issue. All the episodes end up waiting on the movie download I rented. Not wanting to screw around with pausing and unpausing downloads, I finally let everything be and come here to type this post.
Does anyone know a way around these three issues (streaming rentals, podcast subscribing, and single download) or is the iPad software really still that primitive?
Thanks in advance for your answers!