I just got an iPad 3 and I still have a week to decide if I want to keep it or not. This is my first Apple product, so I understand that there is a bit of getting used to, but overall I have been a bit disappointed with the iPad. It can't seem to do the most basic tasks, that even my Android phone has no problems with. I want to love it, but I just don't...
I have the iPad 3 64GB with W-Fi and 4G LTE. These are the major dealbreakers for me sofar:
- For my work I sometimes have to be able to download and upload files (Word or Excel) to and from a website. I cannot just send them in an e-mail or a link to DropBox. I HAVE to be able to use the website interface. This is impossible in Safari (wow! really??) After much research, I finally found the app iCab. Things were looking good; I was able to download the file, and when I press the upload button I am now able to see the file I need to upload, but alas, it still will not actually upload the file. This is a major deal breaker for me. I don't intend to use the iPad for work that much, but I would like for my 1000 dollar gadget to be able to do this, when on occasion I am somewhere away from a computer. Seems to me like a reasonable request, but it just seems to be impossible on the iPad. Very sad about this. I can even do this on my Android phone.
- One cannot send e-mails that contain more than one file attachment (I'm not talking about photos, but other files). Wow, mind blown again! This is amazing to me. So, basically, every time I need to send a client several documents, I have to send them one e-mail for each file?? Pretty unprofessional. A bit of a deal breaker as well, although not as much as the above.
- I cannot import my current collection of movies (in various formats; none were bought from iTunes) into iTunes, or play them on my iPad. Now, I have to admit, I only started looking into this today and I am still going to look for some sort of way to do this, but man, why does it all have to be so difficult??
- And finally, yes, I am also one of those who seem to be affected by the internet connectivity problems that arose after upgrading to iOS 6. Kind of annoying. Sometimes it works for a while, but then it stops again. Tried all the solutions offered online, but no success yet. The people in the store told me there isn't even a way to roll back to iOS 5 until things are resolved. Again kind of disappointing coming from Apple...
In any case, if I can't find solutions to all these problems (minus maybe the e-mail attachment thing; I can live with that one), I will have to return this thing. Anyone any experience with that? How do you wipe all your info off? Just reset it to factory settings?