Ok, I am going to try to make this a short post .. I am ANGRY, and I have things to do today.
I got my iPad and finally had time to start loading some things up on it and trying it out. I thought it was cool although (as strange as this might sound) a tad bit too big. Maybe 1″ smaller would have been good. But, I think I will get used to that and enjoy the size.
Anyway, it is a fun toy .. and may prove useful and enjoyable for things like moving lookups using IMDB, or weather using the Weather.com app. Those iPad specific apps are nice, and big, and interactive; and that is neat.
Past neat the thing is just plain annoying. And it all boils down to ONE THING .. the STUPID web browser!! It is the same browser as on the iPhone, but it has always been unacceptable too; I just accepted it’s shortcomings due to it being primarily a phone. The iPad is supposed to be so much more than just a phone. It doesn’t even have a phone, or the ability to control the iPhone for that matter by the way, and no camera either which is just dumb. You cannot view flash content and Apple has no plans to allow flash to run on the phone or iPad I was told when I called in to complain just now. “It depletes the battery twice as fast as normal” they say. Well SO WHAT? Let the user decide if they like that or not and put a switch in settings to display flash or not!
Quickbooks Online does not work.
My Flight Training site will not display
Several websites will not display at all, or display all gimped up to the point they are not usable.
Not cool Apple, not cool. I paid $830 for this glorified iPod and feel like your ego is all that stands in the way of it being truly useful. I hear HP is coming out with a similar device, I may just return this waste of circuit boards and go for something useful.
I may change my attitude later, but I am mad right now and needed to vent!!
Posted from my iPad