Steve Lied. Without Flash you can not access "all the internet".
I see the tunnel visioned fruitcakes have arrived. Quite why you'd join an ipad forum is a little odd?
Lets hope we have some sensible anti-troll measures here.
I think we'll leave this thread open to keep it contained in here only :)
Gentlemen and gentleladies, I feel we should re-evaluate what we have come to this forum for. This is not a place to argue, but to discuss. This device is lacking many features, indeed, but it is because of this site the product will eventually become more usable.
Any business out of the USA realizes that our democratic process has worked, and worked well. Because of this, our voices are looked upon as reasonable and worthwhile by those businesses we subscribe to. Apple is not any different. I feel the need to talk about these issues we face with this product, not because of disappointment, but because I know it will make the iPad a better device in the future.
Yes, disappointment is the driving force behind my being here, but I will not use it as a soap box for hate-mongering. I suggest everyone else take this stance as well. If Apple does not deliver, then they have lost my business. If they do, they will gain my business. I've had six Apple products over time (three computers and three iPods) and they have always been good products.
I am not going to call anyone out here, as that would be discouraging for the constituents of this site. Just remember, you wouldn't go to a live forum and complain in such a rash way. Just because we are on the internet does not mean your voice is less listened to, so mind your tongues, everyone. Again, this is for posterity, not for venting.
I agree with "roracle"
Those who want to make this an iHate forum. Why not keep it nice and friendly. If you have no interest in the iPad, go elsewhere where your comments will be welcomed. HERE, if I had my way, hateful comments like the previous ones would not be tolerated. It really isn't constructive.
We all see the current limitations of the iPad. But it is still a very viable device. Nothing is great right out of the gate. It takes user input to make an item better. The iPad is shaping up to be a great device. I can see it only getting better !!!! I know it is on my shopping list of Tech items to watch.
This is not a place for starting fights. It is a place of information, and members helping members. If you can't live up to that, just find a different place to go. Leave the members here to enjoy their new iPads. Or their dreams of getting one soon.
Look, I joined this forum so that I could learn more about the product. I have read everything there is to read about it. I have had been a long time fan and purchaser of apple products as well as MSFT other third party products. I put my money to the product or device that meets my needs the most.
I have been intrigued by this new tweener device. It is bigger than an iPhone and smaller than a netbook. I was simply surprised that it carried such a small set of features.
So, my secret hope is that my lack of interest in the product and reasons for my lack of interest will be read by the product developers at Apple and they will take the advice.
I certainly will be paying attention to what people end up doing with it and heck, who knows.... maybe I will convinced to open my wallet for this device some where down the road if someone can convince me that it can do something that I can't already do with my numerous other expensive devices that I carry around. Always connected has become an understatement in my life.
My apologies to anyone if I offended and sorry if I was too harsh in my commentary earlier.
If that is the case, Maybe I misjudged the critical poster. My Apologies.
I hope you will enjoy your time here as I expect to.
We all want the same thing, information. And this place here, is looking to be the place. As it grows, I am sure it will be rocking here in no time.
I joined to discuss this device, although the more I have learned about it the less I like it. Perhaps, just perhaps, some of the Apple people who monitor websites such as this will report back to Steve what people don't like and what they want to be included in future revisions or future products.
For those who accuse others of being hate mongers, step away from the reality distortion field. It is warping your minds. I have not seen anything remotely approaching "hate". The main discussion is about disappointment in the product and/or its capabilities which, I think, are fair comment.
If you believe any criticism of an Apple product is "hate", I suggest you go look in a mirror.
Steve lied. Without Flash you can not access "all the internet".
I never accused anyone of hate-mongering, I simply stated that I wasn't doing it. I think I was doing my best to address a problem before it got too big. Not really my place, but I've been using forums a very long time, as I am sure others here have. Caution should always be taken as these sorts of talks go on.
In this, I do not feel as if anyone was out of line. Yet the flow of the passion in this thread was getting a little intense, which provoked me to put in my own 2¢ about such things. No harm was meant, and I am sure I did my best to not finger point (as no one did anything worth pointing to them for).