Enterprise Mobility: Apple iPad 2 Disappoints Buyers in 10 Different Ways

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2011-04-01 Print this article Print
The Lack of 4G

The Lack of 4G

As Verizon Wireless, AT&T and other prominent mobile carriers continue to talk up the benefits of 4G, Apple has seemingly decided to turn its back on that technology for the time being. The iPad 2 does not come equipped with 4G connectivity. Instead, users will be stuck with WiFi or 3G. Considering that competitors, including the Motorola Xoom and RIM BlackBerry PlayBook, will come with 4G connectivity later this year, consumers hoping for more high-speed browsing options might take issue with Apple's latest tablet.
Apple's iPad 2, which was announced on March 2 and finally hit store shelves on March 11, has been a smash hit among consumers and enterprise customers alike. Across the United States, people flocked to Apple Stores and other retail outlets to buy the company's new tablet. And now, it's sold out. That kind of success usually means that the device is a worthwhile pickup. And few would argue that point. But it doesn't mean that those who bought the tablet haven't been disappointed with some of the problems that plague the iPad 2. It might be one of the nicer tablets on the market, but it's not perfect. And there are some glaring issues that Apple will need to address in the third version of the tablet, which it will likely release in 2012. Flip through the following slides to learn more about some of the disappointments that go along with the iPad 2. Are they enough for consumers to opt for another device? That's an individual decision. But those who are planning to order an iPad 2 will definitely want to check out the following slides before they dole out their cash.
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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