Reasons why people hate the ipad...debunked

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    OK, lets look at this rationally. Here are your issues with ipad and my response why they don't make sense.

    iTunes required for uploading content--Not sure what the issues is here since this is a great application to maintain all content.
    No Flash support in the web browser--Flash is dead. HTML5 is the future and most sites support both
    Poor still cameras – though, really, this thing isn’t meant for taking candids--Really, other than facetime, why would you use the ipad to take pics/videos
    No standard USB port--What would this bring? To access files? Ever hear of dropbox or box.net?
    No kickstand – it cannot stand on a table without the help of a dock stand or a Smart cover--Buy a case
    Non replaceable battery--I have had my ipod for 3 years now and use everyday. Battery is still working fine. Non-issue
    No stereo loudspeakers--Buy a dock with speakers. It is not meant for hi-fi output
    No GPS receiver for the Wi-Fi only version--
    No memory card slot--Again, use dropbox or box.net to transfer files.
    3G model uses micro-SIM, instead of a regular size SIM--And?
    iPhone apps designed for HVGA resolution squander screen real estate or look pretty bad uspcaled--iphone apps are not meant for ipad.
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    OK - for those of you who don't know what the above post is about, we just recently had a poster who had some pretty severe things to say about the iPad. Those are in black. This poster's responses are in red.

    The original poster is no more - he has gone to that place in the underworld where all failed tablets reside...

    Tim
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    The oracle has revealed that he was a Dell spy. Shall I call the Riddick to slay even his soul?
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    So what he was trying to say is: THIS IS THE BEST INVENTION SINCE WHEAT SLICED BREAD. I just forgot to take my Prozac so now my depression is outweighing my mania. It's so good that I can't even be happy enough!?!!
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    Install DiskAid,trial version, on GF laptop then just drag&drop the file and then use oPlayer from app store if native movie player won't play movie.
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    So, let me get this straight. You giving your opinion on issues that people have with the iPad "debunks" all of them? I'm going to try using this with my customers from now on and see how well it goes.
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    Someone in the previous thread asked for the troll spray but it got locked before I could post it
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    Now that I found the other thread with the guy with the name that doesn't fit him, I think you sleighed his life.

    I am glad he is banned.
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    All the moderators agreed that he was 'extreme' and was deliberately trying to provoke contentious conversation....

    iPad Forum tries to keep this a friendly place -- PM me if you disagree and we can have a conversation about this....

    Tim
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    Give DiskAid a spin and see if its more to your liking. They have a trial version....but I spent the 10$.
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    From what I understand does the OP prefer using iTunes to add content to the iPad, since OP's response is in red.

    But otherwise Goodreader is a really good solution, especially the ability to add/remove files/folders wirelessly.
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    Couldn't care less if someone hates the iPad. It's not my fault they're poor and can't afford to buy one. :). I'll be sure to throw some small change at them the next time I leave Starbucks ;)
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    I like using diskaid to transfer contacts, voice mail & voice memo's, call history, text messages along with audio/video. And uses the 'file app sharing' similar to itunes. It also allows you to see the root folders/files on ipad. It's basically a pc version of the ifile app from cydia.
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    I'm not a big fan of having to go through iTunes for certain things either. And a USB port would be nice. I don't think those criticisms are invalid.
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    Ugh. I'm a longtime forum lurker and happy iPad 1 owner since day 1.

    I will say that most of his criticisms were dead on. I agree with most of them. There are always ways to improve a product.

    I was disheartened to see his real criticism overwhelmed by his ridiculous attitude. If he had just been quietly sensible we could have had a good discussion.

    That being said, I won't debate all of the points but I agree with many of them and would have enjoyed telling him that while I agreed with almost everything he said I also felt that the iPad is the best tablet out there.

    When someone creates hardware this good with a better infrastructure I will definitely be interested.

    Gingerbread has some serious growing to do before it competes.
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    I have a feeling he was a former member already banned b4 coming back under a new name to cause some mischief. I wish the thread wouldn't have closed down so soon. We were flaming him pretty bad and was funny. He woulda looked like Freddy Kruger once we all were done with him. I honestly laughed my a$$ off when I first read his post. I knew what was coming next. Imactually found the thread very humerous. He said the compaq ipaq was better thn iPad. FAIL! Lol

    Sent from my Jailbroken IPad on 4.2.1 ;-)
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    I agree. He had valid points but it was the way he went about portraying them that cause his immediate demise. It was his language and attitude used. He could have stated his opinion in a more civil, intelligent matter. As everyone is entitled to their opinion BUT everyone doesn't have to hear u b$&@? About it in a childish way. I thought is was a bad aprils fool joke..lmao

    Sent from my Jailbroken IPad on 4.2.1 ;-)
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    This was where he blew it. Good post.
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    For what it is worth, I am not saying the ipad is the greatest device in the world. However, the point that I was trying to make was that the OP was originally trying to belittle the ipad but at the same time hype Android tablet.

    Does anyone here know someone with an android tablet? Maybe we should have them let us know what it good about it vs. saying what is bad about the ipad. I think it may be hard to find one of these people.

    I love my ipad, it fits my needs and there is rarely a time when I use my MBP because I can't do something on the ipad.
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    iTunes is not a great application. Having to let the iPad sync for 5 hours because it must make a backup every time you plug it in is moronic. Not being able to load music into the ipod application in any way other than through itunes is ridiculous. Requiring a sync to a computer to load movies into the videos application is ridiculous.
    Most sites do not support both. HTML5 may be the future. Sadly, its not the future. Not having flash means that your internet experience is limited. Reading news stories where there are embedded videos being referenced is horrible because you can't watch the videos. You can't use any site that is built mainly in flash like almost all car sites and ticket sale sites, etc. Having an "app for that" is not a replacement because its a pretty disjointed experience to have to jump through 5 different apps to handle something the browser certainly is capable of, especially given the hardware of the iPad2.
    Your answer to his criticism is "why use that feature?" LOL.
    Those are helpful sometimes. Much easier to just use a thumb drive. Standard USB feature opens up the possibilities to what the device can do. Keyboards/mice, USB thumbdrives, USB peripherals, etc. Going over a friends house and you want to grab some music/videos, today you have to install either itunes or dropbox on their computer and then go through that whole hassle. Imagine if they could just hand you a thumbdrive and you could load them up in 30 seconds. Still left with the ridiculous limitation of iOS of not being able to import music/videos without the aid of a computer though.
    Yea, that was a dumb criticism of his. Maybe a couple tablets will have kickstands, most wont.
    Still a nice feature to be able to replace your own battery, but again not an important criticism of the iPad when there are so many other valid ones.
    Your answer to his criticism is to buy a VERY expensive accessory? lol.
    Very valid criticism of his. Every other tablet will probably have GPS functionality with their wifi models.
    I didn't realize your point and shoot camera had dropbox or box.net capabilities? Oh, you mean take your camera to a computer, pull the images off of the microsd card, sync them with dropbox and then sync your iPad with dropbox? Yea, that is seemless. . .
    Not a big deal to me personally, but it means you can't simply travel with the iPad abroad and use regular sim cards for internet access.
    Yea, but iOS does app scaling easily the worst among all major mobile OS'. Having a black box in the center of the screen is moronic, especially when the "retina" resolution is so close to the Ipad resolution. They should automatically make iPhone apps that support retina resolution full screen on the iPad. The reason they don't do this is so that you can buy the same application twice when the shiny new iPad version comes out.

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