Apple’s I-Pad, the newest electronic device by Apple, was released last weekend. Some folks waited in line for hours to be one of the first to buy.
Why do I think buying an I-Pad is stupid.
- 500 bucks for a device that has not even found a real use, yet….
- Bugs-Bugs (problems with new devices), are always found in the first 6 months or so after release.
- Wireless-if you don’t have wireless capability you can’t get online-and there are already complaints about the wireless signal.
- If 3-G is added, you will have to pay more, and only get AT&T’s spotty service and get the privilege of paying another monthly fee.
- No Multi-tasking-can’t run two apps at the same time
- Multiple adapters are needed to plug anything into it.
- No Camera
- No Flash video-which is present on most websites.
- Difficult to use the keyboard touchscreen for any significant amount of writing-plus hard to type on a small device on your lap.
- 500 Bucks-yes, I know that was number one, but it bears repeating, and repeating.
Now am I anti-apple? No
Am I anti-technology? No
Am I against spending your hard earned money for a new gadget-You damn right I am.
Who should buy an I-Pad?
- If you are independently wealthy.
- If you have everything.
- If you must own all things Apple.
Am I turning this blog into a high tech review site? No, I just think it is so tempting for folks who may be struggling to get out of debt, fund their retirement accounts, and otherwise get control of their finances to be moved by the hype. To spend money they don’t have on a gadget they don’t really need, to do who knows what with ………
Am I the only one with these thoughts?
No, check out these posts at other places:
- The Huffington Post-has this to say…
- Adam, at Gizmodo, uses strong language to express his opinion...
- This review at Technorati blogs…
See this video of the hype at one city during the release frenzy-sorry about the foul language.
A fellow Yakezie, College For 10K- wrote a post, with similar conclusion, but did make the point that buying digital textbooks were cheaper than hardback-so a reader such as I-Pad or Kindle, can save money on books- I will have to look into that one.
Let me know your thoughts, on the new I-Pad. Are you going to buy one? If not, why?