iPad - Die kritischen Stimmen mehren sich

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Die kritischen Stimmen rund um das iPad mehren sich. Dies nach nicht einmal einem Tag nach der Präsentation durch Steve Jobs. Wichtige Journalisten & Analysten bemängeln die fehlende Multitaskingfähigkeit und das Fehlen von Flash.

Ob sich das neue Spielzeug von Apple durchsetzen kann, wird die Zukunft zeigen. Es sind aber genügend Gründe vorhanden, dass das sich das iPad zu einem Flop für Apple entwickeln könnte.

  • fehlende Multitaskingfähigkeit
  • kein Flash
  • keine Kamera
  • zu wenig Medienpartnerschaften

**Hier einige kritische Stimmen:
**Jenova Chen – Mitgründer, thatgamecompany
**“Hoped iPad would be a powerful creative tool with multi-touch interface. All I got in the end is a consumption tool with bigger surface area.”Link

**James Friedland – Analyst, Cowen & Co
**"This is not an e-reader - this is a device that can be used to read books. This doesn't change the game."Link

Joshua Topolsky – Journalist, Engadget**
"If Steve Jobs hoped to answer the question about why we need this third device, or how it's better than a netbook, he didn't make a compelling case. Where is video chat? Where is multitasking (honestly, only one app at a time for a device of this size and speed)? Why is the lock screen so embarrassingly empty? Why are there no active widgets to fill that huge homescreen space? Where is the expansion of the multitouch user experience? And seriously, where are the media partnerships?"Link

Adam Frucci – Gizmodo**
“If this is supposed to be a replacement for netbooks, how can it possibly not have multitasking? Are you saying I can't listen to Pandora while writing a document? I can't have my Twitter app open at the same time as my browser? I can't have AIM open at the same time as my email? Are you kidding me? This alone guarantees that I will not buy this product.” Link

Jesse Divnich – Analyst, EEDAR**
“Right now the iPhone infrastructure is not conducive to a healthy bottom-line for third-party publishers, games are just too cheap with the most premium of games retailing on the iPhone for $10 (or $7 in publisher revenue). If third-party publishers are going to treat the iPad as a serious gaming device the average selling price per game has to at least double, which is difficult to achieve, especially when you consider that your $19.99 game in the App store is competing against games that sell for $1 to $5.Link

Rory Cellan-Jones – Tech Editor, BBC**
“The big question is whether Steve Jobs is right in thinking there's a yawning gap between smartphones and netbooks which the iPad will fill. It's not entirely clear if a huge number of people - apart from dedicated early adopters - are desperate for yet another device.”

Mike Harvey –****Journalist****, The Times**
"There is no support for Adobe Flash - again, Apple does not do this on the iPhone. But people will begin to really miss it on the bigger, more beautiful iPad screen. The lack of camera - no Skyping or video chat - is a mystery to me. It seems such an obvious and necessary feature. The camera in my Apple MacBook Pro is great - and I use it all the time. What's going on here?"