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Did the iPad disapoint you?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Apple, Jan 30, 2010.

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    I know alot of people were expecting more from the iPad but to what extent did it disappont you?
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    That it had no multi tasking and it had no HDMI.
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    it disapointed me in the way that it didnt have flash. thats my ONLY complain
    so please apple please fix it
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    I guess but you can always still go to youtube.
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    yeah but what about sites with special features in flash format? i wont be able to experience what that site fully has to offer because the iPad doesnt support that format
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    I bet you look it up on youtube and its there.(the same exact video). I do that on my wii, wii doesnt have flash so i go to youtube and look up the video.
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    i guess. but the fact that apple needs to bring the flash to the iPad still remains. do you agree?
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    I just read some news that said it will support a VGA output. Although HDMI would be better, at least we'll have something :)

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    The ipad was quite close to what I had imagined (maybe I lack imagination ;)
    The 4:3 aspect ratio was a surprise but not a disappointment... I'm using a 4:3 monitor right now, it makes plenty of sense for most web content and the books/magazine/newspaper viewing. OK, for video it makes less sense but they had to weigh up the pros and cons ...video wasn't at the front of the queue.

    I, nor many who know Apple vs Adobe, really expected flash. It's a fly in the ointment for sure but I know many people (not geeks) who browse plenty on their iphone and never mention the lack of flash. I dare say, with a larger display, it may be more of an issue.

    I know how bad flash is implemented on so much of the web, and that joe public gets worried when their cpu/fans go into warp factor 9.... but it's here and now, unfortunately.

    Click/touch to enable flash, then reverting back to default of not playing, would be ideal...but I still think this is unlikely.

    The actual size of the unit was larger than expected... I still feel it should've been slightly smaller, but the designers know their stuff.

    No camera? No care :) Video conferencing is so microscopically niche and the reality is still there that the public do not really like having their faces shown, even to friends.

    I know so many people with laptops with built-in webcams that never get used, clearly Apple know that as well.

    O.K. maybe an add-on webcam is likely in the future, clip-on goose-neck type camera, but there was no point in adding a camera as standard and putting the price up.

    Built-in SD card reader? Be nice, but small as they are, just how much free space is in the shell of an ipad? The 3G sim is a new breed in being micro sized, maybe there's a reason for that?
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    At first I was, but the more I think about it the more excited I become and I can see new uses for it everyday.

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    Swing and a miss. This definitely disappoints me. I was thinking it would have a lot more features than it does. It none of the mobility features I completely depend on with my iPhone and has not nearly the same capability I can get from a netbook that is running a full version of Win7 for much less money.

    I am very very disappointed. :(
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    There are lots of reasons to be disappointed with the iPad, but a short list would include:

    No Flash
    No SDHC or MiniSDHC card slot built in
    No Mini USB port
    The screen is smaller than it needed to be...look at the wide margins around it.
    The screen appears to be a high glare one. Good luck using it in less than perfect light.
    No app for light-duty photo editing to email to people.

    That will do for the moment.

    No Flash = No Sale!
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    Yeah i guess so. But it isnt on my worries. Im more worried about the no multi tasking..-_-. I am a 100% multi tasker and a huge fan of HDMI.
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    The lack of multi-tasking and HDMI is both a surprise and a disappointment.

    I need to check the list of things that the Tegra 2 is supposed to do. I am pretty sure that it is supposed to be multi-tasking capable, but I do not recall HDMI specifically. As I recall it, it is "HD capable" which probably means that HDMI might be an option.

    We shall see. Perhaps some competition will make Apple improve their product.

    Cheers

    Steve lied. Without Flash you can not access "all the internet".
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    HTML 5 will take care of the video issue regarding flash in the future, and youtube will be using h.264 (I think is what it is) so it should be fine (although Google is a company built on open source, their neglect for using ogg vorbis may hinder them, and pave a new path for a video site to compete with them using open and unrestrictive standards).

    As for flash everywhere else? Totally missed. Don't know why they didn't do this. Yet also, lack of a camera is a big downer for me. I would like to have a file system to keep my stuff organized (which means a SD card reader and at least one USB port would be a very nice addition).
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    True, iChat would be an epic quality for the ipad. But, i saw the way they store pictures on it and thats pretty cool.
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    I have to say that all in all, it is not as impressive or ground breaking as I was hoping. But having said that, I am still excited and will be getting one. It's just nearly impossible for them to live up to the internet's hype... and with time, it may turn out to exceed the hype, we just need a few more killer apps for it.
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eVCFXxgn2M]YouTube - iPad: Steve Jobs presents Apple's new tablet[/ame]

    Looks great IMO.
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    Many people is expecting an webcam for the iPad. I had a webcam on my PC but I can't recall using it at all. If we use iPad the way it was designed for, I do not think the webcam is a necessity at all. It would be a good option though.
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    I was not disappointed. It's about what I expected. I just want something that can get online, get to YouTube, playback a bit of music and some video.
    To me, this is a godsend.The fact it has 3G is pretty awesome.:D

    I think that the problem is that people where expecting more Macbook, less iPhone, and got the opposite. They also expected it to compete with netbooks, which I don't think it's trying to do.

    And on a side note: Do you care that it has a camera? I don't. It's not really necessary Who even uses video chat extensively anyway?

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