One year after the release of the iPad the future is looking sunny and bright for this new product. There are plenty of people who are eagerly awaiting, even now, the release of the next generation model to see what new delights it has to offer. It's a good idea to carefully consider an investment like this to make sure that it will appeal to you on a personal level long after the novelty wears off before you decide to buy. If you want to learn more about the iPad's features, we'll be reviewing some of them below.
Getting an iPad is a good idea if you like reading e-books. The iPad is good for your eyes since the screen is bright, while e-readers like the Kindle and Nook are not. Not only can you get an app for the Kindle, but Apple has its very own online bookstore. Of all the e-readers, the iPad will be more expensive if all it is used for is the function of reading eBooks. The other e-readers besides the iPad don't allow you internet access, or the capability to watch videos or to play games. Something that comic fans are happy about is the Marvel Comic app which lets you read Marvel comic books and view the illustrations in high definition.
If you already use an iPhone and are familiar with many of the apps that work with it, you'll be glad to know that most of them will also work on an iPad. In fact, it's simple to synch apps from either your iPhone or iPod touch with an iPad. There are well over 100,000 apps for these devices, and the number keeps growing. These varied applications let you expand the capability of the iPad and get all sorts of magazines, information, games and more services. Most apps for Apple devices are cheap and a lot are free.
One complaint some users have about the iPad is that it doesn't support flash, so this is a limitation when it comes to viewing videos and other content on many websites. However, this can be mostly rectified with an app that allows you to play videos from YouTube.
Apple considers flash to be too slow and too much of a memory hog to be supported. HTML5 is already being experimented with through YouTube will likely replace flash in the future. You might not be happy with the iPad if you need flash to access website features. There is another pressing argument in favour especially if you are based outside the UK and are a fan of watching UK TV. The reason is simple the BBC Iplayer are about to release an international version which will give access to people across the world. The access will be restricted however to Apple Ipad owners as it will be released as an app only.
With so many wonderful features to offer, it's no wonder that so many people find the iPad appealing. Along with access to the Internet, this thing is the total package for entertainment. Of course you'll have to make a few sacrifices as well like phone calls and the ability to take photographs. As you think over whether or not an iPad is the right choice for you, keep all these things in mind.