Those Who Want Something More Than the Same Old iOS Feel Might Be Disappointed
5. Its a slightly smaller screen size Although Apple has stuck with the 9.7-inch display with all three iPads, the new tablet is facing off with products that go a step further, boasting a 10.1-inch offering. Although that might not seem like a lot, the difference is quite noticeable. And when trying to view video or scroll through a Web page, its an issue. Apple should have delivered a bigger Retina Display in the new iPad.Arguably one of the new iPads biggest flaws is its lack of available ports. There is no USB port on the new iPad, nor a place to plug a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) cable directly into the tablet. Instead, Apple forces customers to buy adapters that can hook into the devices Dock connector. When will Apple finally offer ports in its iPad? 7. Developers are behind Due to Apples desire for secrecy, the company doesnt tip its product plans to many developers before an announcement. That has historically resulted in developers being behind Apple in bringing programs to the market that can match the devices functionality. As of this writing, for example, a shockingly small number of apps fully take advantage of Apple's Retina Display. 8. WiFi issues According to some new iPad owners, the device has some trouble connecting to WiFi signals, and in some cases, doesnt allow users to even get on the Web through WiFi. In my experience, the iPad has connected to WiFi networks without any trouble, but its something to at least keep in mind before making a purchase. 9. No Siri Before Apple launched the new iPad, just about everyone thought that the device would come with Siri support. Unfortunately, Apple didn't go that far, and decided instead to offer voice dictation from the device. While that feature works exceedingly well, its no Siri. And thats a problem. 10. iOS 5.1 isnt a major improvement Apples new iPad ships with iOS 5.1, an operating system that certainly gets the job done and behaves the way customers would want, but doesnt break any new ground in the mobile space. For those who are used to iOS and happy with its functionality, thats a good thing. But those who want something other than the same old iOS feel will be sorely disappointed by the software. Follow Don Reisinger on Twitter by clicking here.
6. Still no ports