The iPad is an amazing device that is marketed for many different types of consumers. It is a great device to listen to music, surf the Internet, read and respond to emails, play games, install thousands of handy programs. One of the best feature and reason I got the iPad about four months ago was as an ebook reader and I love it because I can take all my digital books and notes with me everywhere.
Sure, the iPad is not perfect. It does not have a built-in camera. You will need to purchase and install a 3rd party software to print. Other competitors such as HP and Blackberry taunt that their new tablet devices can multi-task while the iPad could only do single tasks. Rumors of a new version of the iPad coming out next Spring that would resolve all these issues keep many mac faithful at bay but kept many consumers that thought about purchasing an iPad to delay until the next version comes out.
A few weeks ago, Apple came out with its latest upgrade for the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad that gave these devices many new features. For the iPad, the ability to print easily, the ability to find the iPad if lost, and multi-tasking. It seem like a dream come true yet I was skeptical and waited until last Thursday to update my iPad. This is something that I regretted for the last few days. Previously there is a switch to lock the iPad portrait or landscape display to make it easy to read books. That feature got replaced with a sound mute and the only way currently to change it back is to "jailbreak" the iPad with a software. This got many iPad owners including myself upset.
I listed the Good, Bad, and the Ugly of owning an iPad. In my opinion it is still a great device aside from the mute quirk.