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Why I won’t buy an Apple iPad yet

Why I won’t buy an Apple iPad yet

apple-ipad-tablet-device-420x0 Just coming back from the Zurich Bahnhofstrasse Apple store where I did play 35 minutes with an IPAD, the shop were not crowed nor full of potential customer as I was also downstair checking accessories.

I was interested by the 64Gb, Wifi + 3G iPad

  • I don’t like the current operating system: the “desktop” look really empty: it has way too much space between icons,
  • I did not see any special killer application made for the iPad, a lot are currently just scaled up. The gallery, the shop are nothing special at all.
  • The size make it a device I wont have in my pocket, making my iPhone 3GS still relevant in most cases,
  • 700 grams is heavy, try 25 minutes lifting it!
  • I miss a camera (front AND back camera with Flashlight please),
  • The GPS is only available on the 3G version, not on all 3 WIFI models,
  • Ridiculous 3G Data plan at 19CHF for 300MB and 39CHF for 2GB,


To confirm my first impressions, I went through Google to check what others are saying

If you have bought one, you may be interested in

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About The Author

Cédric Walter

I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.