While there has been a great deal of excitement regarding the iPad, there has also been some criticism. In the above video broadcast, Rich Ord, the CEO of the iEntry Network, which includes WebProNews, and WPN reporter Abby Johnson, take a close look at the iPad and point out both the pros and the cons of it.
Ord calls the device a “convenience revolution for the Internet.” Some of the most noticeable pros of the iPad include convenience factors such as portability and access. Businesses could potentially find this device easier to use in the workplace than a laptop. In addition, students could find a similar usage pattern in schools.
On the negative side, the iPad is very susceptible to fingerprints, just as the iPhone is. However, due to the size of the iPad, it is not as easy to clean. Users need to keep several cleaning wipes on hand. Another negative of the iPad is its glare, which makes it difficult to use outdoors. Also, the fact that it is somewhat heavy is a downfall since it makes it difficult to hold for an extended amount of time.
Many people have speculated as to what the iPad will replace. Instead of looking at it as a replacement, Ord suggests looking at it as a “supplement” since people will use it in places where they didn’t use laptops before. Overall, Apple’s iPad is a revolutionary device that many other companies will build upon.
What are your initial thoughts regarding the iPad?