In the previous part I talked about the first two aspects that I though were negative about the Apple iPad 2 and the list continues below:
- The Apple iPad virtual keyboard I think is the biggest minus of this device. Why? To say it simplest, it is extremely uncomfortable to write on something that disables a human sense ( the touch ) and it will be almost impossible to write a quick email or create a document by using it when in a rush or stressful situation when you don’t have the luxury to watch the keys as you type. To correct this mistake, Apple released an iPad discrete keyboard but it does not come at a price you will agree. A keyboard for the iPad 2 costs between 100 and 200 Euros which raises the amount of money spent on the iPad 2 to a whopping 1000 Euros with the 64 GB SSD; not modest at all. In addition, the keyboard has a very stupid lag and was very annoying; at least for me with laptop and PC keyboards used all my life.
- Lack of a Flash Player is going to make you have second thoughts if you were going to see any flash content or navigate through a site that has flash content elements. Web pages can load and be rendered quite well, but in some cases, you come to see web sites where the flash objects are not seen and the web site practically offers no use.
- It lacks the possibility of connecting to a printer other than Wi-Fi. If you need something printed quickly and you don’t have a Wireless printer, you can make a run for it to the nearest utility shop or nearest friend that has a Wireless printer. This aspect is a pretty important one and a businessman may need a draft or a document or even an email printed somewhere where printers don’t have Wireless. And since through a USB Stick you can not send the file to the printer even if it has USB reading capabilities, you will be forced to use mail to save the file as a draft and the logon the computer that is connected to the printer. Quite awkward and time consuming.
- Fewer applications than laptops or notebooks but on this subject I completely take full responsibility as the Apple App Store is in continuous evolution.