From the Couch Guy, a list of iPad 2 drawbacks that Walt Mossberg complete overlooked:
- No Movies: Pop open your new iPad and there’s nothing to watch! Oh, sure, you can download a huge variety of films wirelessly from the iTunes Store, or download the free Netflix app, open a Netflix account, and watch hundreds of movies for one low monthly fee. But the original iPad can do all of that! What makes this new thing better?
- Weak Battery: What do you have to do when the battery (eventually) runs down? You have to plug in a cord to charge it! Isn’t the whole point of the iPad to be a wireless device?
- Inconvenient Touchscreen: The iPad screen still requires you to touch it to make it work. It is not just a matter of failing to eliminate those messy finger marks that appear on the iPad screen. The iPad 2 still puts wear and tear on your fingertips from all those touches.
- Not An Outstanding Value: The iPad 2 costs money! Yes, if you want it, you’ll have to buy one. (Well, not Mossberg, probably. Maybe that’s why he was so easy on it.) Apple has billions in the bank in cash, more buying power than any other consumer electronics firm, and the heart of every component manufacturer in the world stored in jars in Steve Jobs’ closet — and they still couldn’t manage to bring the price to zero. Heck. Android is free — shouldn’t Apple be trying to beat that by paying us to take home the iPad 2?
There’s more where that came from.