Apple's new iPad doesn't give users a choice

Lack of Adobe Flash and no choice of size prevents the new iPad from being a complete tablet.

In his autobiography, Jobs seemed to have a vendetta against Adobe, which may have clouded his judgement. Surely it would be more sensible for Apple to sell iOS devices without Flash preloaded and then leave it up to individuals as to whether they want to download it or not? The fact that Apple doesn't even offer users the option is the problem. Given the choice, I'm sure many users like myself wouldn't mind battery life being sacrificed in favour of increased functionality.

Another reason why I won't be rushing out to buy the new iPad is the fact the 9.7in screen can feel a little too big at times. Again it comes down to choice and it would be nice if Apple offered another version as not everyone wants a one-size fits all product.

I'm not saying the firm has to offer a never ending selection of tablets like some manufacturers. Another model somewhere between 7-8ins in size would be great. It would probably be a little thicker than the current iPad to fit in all the necessary components, but this is a more than acceptable trade-off if it were to fit snugly into a jacket pocket.

Again, this is highly unlikely, as Apple engineers and designers can no doubt recall Steve Jobs uttering the infamous phrase about 7in tablets being "dead-on-arrival" every time they go to the drawing board.

Of course with Apple selling millions of iPads to consumers all over the world, the firm isn't going to be rushing out to address the issues I have raised here.

In time, the wide-spread use of HTML5 will render the Flash issue irrelevant. But will Apple ever give consumers a choice of sizes? It's unlikely and, until it does, I'll find an Android device that suits my needs.

Featured Resources

Managing security risk and compliance in a challenging landscape

How key technology partners grow with your organisation

Download now

Evaluate your order-to-cash process

15 recommended metrics to benchmark your O2C operations

Download now

AI 360: Hold, fold, or double down?

How AI can benefit your business

Download now

Getting started with Azure Red Hat OpenShift

A developer’s guide to improving application building and deployment capabilities

Download now

Most Popular

Citrix buys Slack competitor Wrike in record $2.25bn deal
collaboration

Citrix buys Slack competitor Wrike in record $2.25bn deal

19 Jan 2021
How to recover deleted emails in Gmail
email delivery

How to recover deleted emails in Gmail

6 Jan 2021
SolarWinds hackers hit Malwarebytes through Microsoft exploit
hacking

SolarWinds hackers hit Malwarebytes through Microsoft exploit

20 Jan 2021