Waiting for that “Next Thing” means you’d never buy anything.
No manufacturer ever does anything without reason. As for bluetooth, a lot of the issues may deal with the bluetooth device manufacturer more than Apple. In any case, there is much more assistance available for Apple products than anything else. No single device is for everyone, but don't blame the device when you do not find it what you need. The vast majority of iPads have happy owners compared to other tablets. If you have issues, try making an appointment with the Genius Bar. They can usually help.
Can you use your wifi to transmit files from a wifi enabled phone to the iPad 2 or a laptop?
I have found it to be good surprised to hear your comments
I agree Bluetooth works fine with many non Apple dock systems head phones and car systems without issues. One does not need Bluetooth to transfer files. I have no problem at transfering files from my Mac via wifi. I also use iCloud for music on demand. As for flash Adobe is no longer supporting flash on any mobile platform and that includes Android......Adobe have closed down developement which means limited support only to older devices. Millions of iPads have been sold and millions of users are more than happy with the iPad however in saying that some users expect it to be a PC which it is not. If the shoe does not fit don't wear it purchase a MacBook air instead or a similar device and if you seriously think the Android tabs will resolve all your issues they won't.
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The iPad has a "Sand Boxed" or "Walled Garden" OS which means limited access to the file system Bluetooth etc. I underscstood this when I made my purchase but still find frustrating.
You can access non-Apple BT devices by the way, I think that it's just that the implementation of BT profiles is far from complete.
A supposed advantage is that iOS is less vulnerable to malware but I don't completely believe that.
When I replace the iPad, the openness of the OS will be something that I will give a lot of thought to.
I personally cannot understand why they don't allow Apple devices to see other devices other than it's own brand. I found this out the first day that I bought my iphone. It really is a pain in the backside.
As for Flash. Well it's rubbish that we don't have it in the ipad or phone etc. I have just bought a Samsung Galaxy S2 (im using this till the iphone 5 comes out) and it has flash built in. God it's fantastic and amazing how many sites do have flash and you dont see it.
Something IOS should definitely look at adding / changing.
Sorry to hear the iPad didn't meet your expectations.
The Apple website specifies what BT profiles are supported (very few), but they aren't limited to Apple devices.
iPad just isn't going to be a good fit for some people, and there are other computing alternatives, so it's easy to return, resell or give away an iPad and move on.
If some particular functions are key to a buyer's needs, I'd say it's common sense to return before the return period and get a full refund if you can't manage to get a device to do what you want. There might be workarounds, but if you can't figure them out within a return period, the device probably is not a good fit for you and your skill level or ability to find answers.