Hello guys, Well i must admit i am furious about all of the negativity towards the iPad. The iPad is perhaps the greatest invention ever; useful for so many things, it is by far the greatest tablet ever released, well that is my opinion, other people may disagree... The amount of tI'mes i read ''... just an over sized iphone'' ''oh it won't replace a computer''. Seriously guys whats up with all of the negativity? the iPad isn't supposed to replace a computer, and I'm pretty sure that if the iPad was released prior to the iPhone or the iPod that people would be dictating that the iPhone was just a miniature iPad? After reading about how much the iPad sucks, it occurred to me that the people commenting were kindle users or didn't own an iPad at all, and all of the negativity centred around the fact that the iPad doesn't 'currently' own flash support, ('currently') , well my friends , patients is a virtue , and as we speak an application is being tested to relieve us of our woes, ok perhaps HTLM5 may not be as up to scratch as Flash, however if i can view my favorite sites normally , no complaints here... Calling the iPad an iPhone that can't call or receive calls, disgusts me, it is an absolute disgraceful statement, a 'low blow' if you will. yes the iPhone may be able to call someone, however my four year old samsung D900 serves the same purpose. For me there is nothing better than pulling out my iPad on a train or plane and surfing the Internet, whether it is talking to my friends or watching a film, the iPad is so much more effective and efficient, than the iPhone , you may argue that the iPhone has flash, however within months the iPad will have Flash support, and with new software releases every day, the sky if the lI'mit for the iPad, the iPhone and iPod , well just enjoy your retina display. So perhaps a biased rant here, however i own an iPod touch, my uncle owns an iPhone, and have had experience using all three of these fantastic machines. My view is you can slate the iPad; saying that you can get other machines for cheaper, however you can also get cheaper phones than the iPhone, which are just as efficient if not more than. I'm not sure about you, however i personally love my iPad, name something that you need doing , such as checking the weather, or the news , or even catching up with a missed TV show, the iPad is the best of its kind and performs all of the mentioned tasks with ease and to a higher quality than any other tablet. iPad is the future.