Video: The 30-second case against the iPad

Kim LaCapria - Author

Jun. 15 2013, Updated 9:46 p.m. ET

Since the iPad and its silly name hit the collective consciousness last week, no one seems to know what to make of it.

Even Apple fanboys and girls are all “not sure if want” over the strange little device, and despite the low price point, the main focus of critique seems to be on what the iPad doesn’t have. (Flash, multi-tasking, a camera, streaming video, USB ports…)

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The video below lays out the case against the iPad in an info-packed thirty seconds, and might be good to watch if you find yourself reaching for the credit card in a moment of Apple hotness induced drooling. Like most gadgetophiles, I’m kind of on the fence about the iPad. Yes, it’s limited in function and is basically a big iPhone, but if you have an iPhone, how many times have you wished it was slightly bigger and more powerful? All the caveats with the iPad have already been worked out on us with the iPhone, and I’ve never met an iPhone user who’s not willing to forgive the iPhone its weaknesses in favor of its billion strengths. I guess what we’ll all find out is whether people are willing to forgo as much functionality when they’re paying $500+ for it.


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