I've been using an iPad for the past week to test some stuff and frankly I'm not really loving it or even particularly liking it.
First and foremost, as a content creator, I find trying to type more than a sentence or two on the virtual keyboard to be utterly maddening. I would much rather have a Macbook Air for extra portability and have a real keyboard.
For ages I've heard tech journalists talk about how much smoother and more refined iOS feels and how much more responsive Apple's touch screens are. Frankly, I call BS! While the overall interface does run a bit smoother thanks to Apple tweaking it to feel faster, the screen responsiveness is decidedly disappointing. Both this iPad and the iPod Touch my wife has had for a couple of years are no better than any of the Android phones I've used. The iPad and iPod are just as prone to not reacting to touches as any other device and clearing text from a search box usually requires repeated taps of the keyboard back button as the X to clear usually doesn't react.
When combined with the hassle of trying to get media content on the device by having to rely on iTunes and it's limited format support, these hardware issues make me glad I've never put my money down on an iPad.
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