Enterprise Mobility: Apple iPad 2 Design Compromises: 10 Key Missing Features

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2011-03-08 Print this article Print
An Improved Display

An Improved Display

Apple's iPhone 4 comes with the Retina Display, a high-quality screen that most agree is the best in the smartphone space. Prior to the iPad 2's announcement, rumors surfaced, saying the iPad 2 would feature the same Retina Display. But at the company's March 2 event, Apple showed off the iPad 2 with the same old display quality of the first tablet. It was a disappointment, to say the least.
The iPad 2, which was unveiled on March 2, is scheduled to hit store shelves on March 11. And when it does, consumers and even some enterprise customers will likely jump at the chance to get their hands on the updated tablet. To some folks, the device delivers an outstanding value proposition. For the same price as its predecessor, it comes with a dual-core processor, dual cameras, the customer's choice of a white or black finish, and a slightly updated operating system. It's a noticeable step up over the original iPad. But what about all those features that it's lacking? The device still doesn't have an SD card slot. And all the talk of an improved display turned out to be little more than false rumors. Apple's iPad 2 might be an update, but it's not as big of a jump over its predecessor as some want to believe. And it's lacking in many areas. Find out what's lacking in the iPad 2 in the following slides. As nice as the iPad 2 might be, it would be even nicer and more appealing to customers if it offered the following features in addition to its current slate of options.
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.

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