When are the cheaper, better, and pirate software friendly google and other versions coming out?
Again I am shocked at the lack of connectivity from the iPad. No USB and no HDMI support, shocking.
The very reason it does work is the fact that it does NOT have open architecture and apple in essence 'owns' the rights to refuse software if they think it isn't seemless. If you don't like it or it isn't for you because you like to get 'stuck in' write you own software etc etc, don't buy it. As expressed before, I used to spend a lot of time just maintaining my windows machines, I now have almost completely switched to apple (short of this netbook I am currently using to connect to internet through wifi at work), and honestly, I am not bothered to do all the work when I can pay a premium and apple works for me without me having to spend hours in forums looking for solutions uniquie to my hard- and software configuration.
Seconded, I'm happy to pay the premium, i can't be arrsed to dick around with settings, I hated NT and Vista, and I'm not a great gamer. I'm happy to plod on with a PC for homework and it's got enough pirated Bosnian MS Office stuff on it for me to feel like i have got a bargain and cheated the system. I've had windows tablets (Samsung q1 ultra up for grabs if anyone wants to make me an offer) and the iPad knocks spots off all of them. Moreover I haven't the time to invest in alternatives like Linux...
Surely at some point as ipads and iphones take a larger share of the market, Apple will fall foul of anti-competition rules like Microsoft did?