5 Reasons You Should Throw Away Your Apple iPad And Buy Something Else

I wrote yesterday about having ordered an Apple iPad 1 for my wife as a surprise gift. So this morning when I read that the Apple iPad 1 was obsolete, there was no doubt in my mind when the computer arrives, I would not even open the box and just toss the computer in the trash. The original article I read featured 10 reasons why the Apple iPad 1 featured ’10 technologies that outdate it,’ I trimmed the list down to 5 of the most ridiculous. That’s right. Ridiculous because this article smacks of biased and flat-out dumb asinine reasoning.

1. The Apple iPad features a screen that is 9.7 inches while the Motorola Xoom features a screen size of 10.1 inches. The Samsung Galaxy also will feature a 10.1 inch screen. Can anyone explain to me how much bigger .4 inches is? I fail to see any difference. Even the writer of the article stated that ‘is it the end of the world? Not in the least.’ But stop right there. Wasn’t this article going to provide us with reasons why the Apple iPad uses outdated technology? .4 inch in screen real estate is hardly outdated technology.

2. No dual core processor. Newer tablets that use either Google Andorid OS or some that will feature Windows 7 may need dual cores. Could the reason be that Apple has a more efficient OS that operates fine with a single core?

3. No 4G. OMG! No offense but I have been using Verizon’s 3G service on my Google Cr-48 and it is fast enough. I’m a speed freak and if 3G satisfies my needs I know it will be just fine for most users. There is one thing that outweighs 3G vs. 4G: Staying connected. What good is any speed if you are being dropped right in the middle of surfing on the Internet?

4. No dual cameras. There is a deal breaker. Oh, wait, I have a camera on my phone. The Apple iPad 1 cannot be used as a toaster. So toasters are obsolete. No, toasters are designed to make toast and not be used to surf the Internet. So all tablets are obsolete because they can’t make toast.

5. No video conferencing. Gee, that is obvious since the original iPad has no cameras. I have never video conferenced. I have no intention of video conferencing in the future. Does that make me ‘outdated technology’?

My take is that the original Apple iPad 1 is a toy for consumers to use to surf the Internet. The Apple iPad 1 was not designed for hard-core video editing nor designed for playing high-tech games. Any idiot can figure this out.

What do you think? Am I just being critical because I already have buyers remorse and wish I had not purchased this lame obsolete technology? Or are these short comings and the article itself, just an attempt to draw people to the Web site?

Comments welcome.

Source – eWeek

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  1. kundo says:

    I read that Apple will reimburse those who have recently bought the iPad 1

  2. PacoBell says:

    Yes, your lack of participation in video conferencing makes you a stale old fuddy-duddy. Your children will grow up with this technology and wonder if you’ve always been a stick in the mud.

  3. Adam King says:

    I agree. The problem I see with the geek community it is full of elitists who think because they have devices which do things that the iPad doesn’t do makes their device a better product. I have had this argument with people about iPhones and Android phones. I am currently in the process of organising an upgrade to an HTC Desire HD however my argument to the elitists about HTC vs iPhone is that the iPhone is simple to use and very easy for the smartphone beginner to pick up. Android is not as easy for non technical minded people. The geeks need to pull their heads out of their arses and realise that products are good for different reasons. I had the same argument with geeks when the eeePC came out because it lacked the power of other notebooks and the same argument with the Macbook Air vs other notebooks. I wander what things half these people do on their devices that warrant all this dual camera, video conferencing etc. I bet it’s only to make them feel important and they won’t ever use it anyway.

    Live long and prosper

  4. Robert smith says:

    I think your WRONG. 1. No one uses their cell phones for video calling so what makes you think things are going to change with the tablet? 2. Who the hell does video editing on a tablet? 3. iPad was the first tablet, I’m sure these sorry butt companies took iPad apart and said what can we copy and improve on it or aid us in our development. 4. 4G is going to take years to get up fully and running, Hell 3G isn’t even everywhere. 5. And the iPad is far from being out dated. 6.the Xoom has power and specs but NO APPS! This reminds of a really fast car on the street. The speed limit is only 35 miles per hour

  5. Denny says:

    Whats 3G ,, or 4G .. Were still waitin for 1G

  6. Ron Schenone says:

    Hi Denny,
    You might add your also waiting for high speed cable internet and HD as well. LOL
    I know, next year!

  7. Don Naphen says:

    I never get tired of reading your articles Ron, as you always inject a bit of humor and sarcasm with your very well informed reports. LOL. I was going to add my 2 cents here, but after reading the posts above, they cover just about everything I was going to mention. I do wish to mention why I chose the Droix X over the IPhone Ron: simply put, the little known fact that the battery in the IPhone has to be replaced by Apple, as it’s installed at the factory and can’t be removed like every other phone. That alone was a deal breaker. Apple charges between $90 and $100 for this AND you don’t even get your own phone back, but a factory refurb unit! I also agree with your observations/comments with regards to benchmark tests. Yes, they can be impressive to a geeky techno type person, but practically speaking, the average user wouldn’t notice the difference.

    As always, thanks for the humor and entertainment!

  8. Ron Schenone says:

    Hi Don,
    Kids are moving back to Waterford, CT. in June.
    Wife and I are looking forward to visiting east coast again. :-)
    Hope you and yours are well and in good spirits.