So much for the rumor mill being on top of what Apple does. Sure, we expected a new iPad, and that’s what we got. A new iPad.
Most Apple pundits called it iPad 3. Others called it iPad HD. Apple simply calls it the new iPad. Or, the Resolutionary iPad.
It’s resolutionary because the new iPad boasts an incredibly high resolution screen. It’s beyond HD. Even your giant 55-inch Samsung HD TV doesn’t have as many pixels as the new iPad.
The iPad is fast, too. A faster processor is necessary to push all those pixels, right? Speed freaks will love the 4G LTE, too. It’s faster than 3G, and faster than most cell phone networks that claim 4G download speeds.
Still, no surprises, right? Well, one surprise.
It’s no surprise that the new iPad sports a 5-megapixel iSight camera, so good that it’ll let you shoot 1080p HD video.
That’s the problem.
The insanely crazy glaring flaw in Apple’s new iPad IS the camera. Sure, plenty of megapixels, HD video, an f/2.4 aperture, a five-element lens, and all that.
But the camera is on the wrong side of the iPad. It’s on the back, not the front. Who takes photos or videos with their iPad? That’s what the iPhone is for.
Where’s the 5-megapixel iSight camera for FaceTime and Skype? That’s what the iPad needs. A high resolution camera that people can actually use.
Who carries their iPad around to take photos or videos?