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10 Things Missing from iPad

(WIRED) -- The iPad was supposed to change the face of computing, to be a completely new form of digital experience.

But what Steve Jobs showed us yesterday was in fact little more than a giant iPhone. A giant iPhone that doesn't even make calls. Many were expecting cameras, kickstands and some crazy new form of text input. The iPad, though, is better defined by what isn't there.

Flash

Many people will bemoan the lack of Flash in the iPad. It wasn't mentioned, but eagle-eyed viewers would have seen the missing plugin icon on the New York Times site during yesterday's demo, and given that Apple clearly hates Flash as both a non-open web "standard" and as a buggy, CPU-hungry piece of code, it's unlikely it will ever be added, unless Apple decides it wants to cut the battery life down to two hours.

Who needs Flash, anyway? YouTube and Vimeo have both switched to H.264 for video

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Added: Feb-1-2010 Occurred On: Feb-1-2010
By: KnuckleDeep
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  • I wonder how much apple paid for this write up?

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  • Flash will kill this, not the other way around. Look at your analytic software if you think flash does not make a difference.
    I will get an ipad when I get my iperiod

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  • The Steve Jobs disciples will buy it but that is about it. Once again Apple makes you pay and pay and pay.
    To bad really, the Mac really is a better machine than the PC but, selfish greed prevented it from changing the world as we know it. (closed architecture ) You think they would have learned by now.

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  • Junk. If someone GAVE it to me for free, I wouldn't use it.

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  • Despite it's total lack of functionality you seem to be in love with this shitty tool.
    It looks like Apple have made a lame duck, then shot it in the head.

    I will wait till they start giving these away free in boxes of breakfast serial. Till then I'll stick to my trusty little laptop.

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