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Apple are clever, I dont need to tell you of course. They developed a new thing. The most useless thing that everybody wants. A thing of beauty, an accessory, fun, easy to use. Just watch how a five year old picks one up and just plays, with no instruction...a great advert for the genius of design.
I'm sure there is no need for another review, yet I feel the need to moan..even if nobody cares and shouts, 'It's been said before!' But how irritating it can be. The Ipad that is.
I dont know about you, but 80% of my use of any tablet or PC / laptop is web based and I also tend to use a lot of sites which are flash based, maybe 80% again. I may want to perv at Stickam or whatever...Apple have censored me. Sure you can pay for a browser that makes your ipad crash and stutter through a video..and I know Youtube has a special app...but I just can't imagine anyone else getting away with releasing a product like this and getting away with it. Blame Adobe of course. Then the Ipad seems to lock up, much more than any other device I have, and that keyboard popping up when you don't want it or not popping up when you do. The screen deciding that it is you that are upside down and refusing to alter its mind. Etc..
When it works, which is most of the time, It is a remarkably smooth and delightful thing.
But when it buggers up or refuses to play the footy highlights..well I find myself back with my trusty Acer Aspire, which I truly love, even if aestheticaly it is a clunky thing in comparison, it is a much, much better tool in every way.