Apple announces iPad, apprehension continues to spread
Last week, Steve Jobs’ announcement of a “magical” and “revolutionary” technology was announced and the iPad was revealed to the world that had been rumoring its existence for months. We had been talking about tablet technology as a game changer for some time and believe it still has a chance to be a massive change in how we compute, most notably while mobile. The current iPad however, fails to meet the criteria for being a game changer in business OR personal use in its current form, therefore, we predict that the third generation will be about when Apple fixes all the bugs and adds basic functionality to its iPad offering.
I reiterate, in the long run, the iPad will have a massive impact business, but in its current form, it’s a flop and an embarrassment to the Apple brand. Like I’ve said before, I think SNL said it best: “this week, Apple released a thing that does stuff that its other stuff already does.”
What’s a dealbreaker for you?
I asked on Twitter “regarding the IPAD, what is the dealbreaker for YOU?” My personal take is that no flash functionality and no ability multitask (use multiple apps) is a dealbreaker. Here are just some of the other answers that poured in (excluding the direct messages with dirty jokes about the iPad, of course):
Name something GOOD about the iPad
With the outpouring, I had to know if there was any positive sentiment, so I asked, “I need to know why you would buy an iPad despite public apprehension. Name something GOOD about the iPad…”
So what do YOU think about the Apple iPad?