Sweeping generalizations branded iPad as nothing more than an expensive toy. And having thousands and thousands of applications doesn’t help much with its image. But is the iPad more than a toy? Or is there something more to it than having a horsepower powerful enough to host as many apps as you want?
Here is a List of Features That Makes the iPad More Than a Toy!
A Multimedia Player
It is, without the slightest doubt, among the cheapest yet best-performing multimedia player on the market these days.
It has superb software that can handle high definition videos as well nearly all forms of audio files, video files, podcasts, TV shows, and music.
For the most parts, having all these functions is more than worth for the $399+ buyers will have to dole out for the tablet.
An E-Reading Device
Many have dubbed iPad as the biggest threat to Amazon’s Kindle. Despite Kindle’s dedicated capabilities for e-reading, many Kindle users have already hopped in the iPad bandwagon to switch from the 1.2 pounds eBook reading Kindle DX to 1.5 pounds consolidated multimedia device that can fare as well as Kindle in its function.
Lots Of Apps To Use
Apple’s tagline: ‘there’s an app for that’, is not a marketing hyperbole. It is a reality.
As if this selection is not mind-boggling enough, third-party apps creators and developers are constantly creating new apps to add to the extensive collection that Apple has. So it is just more apps from here.
In the Apple ecosystem, nothing is ever without an internet connection. You can definitely use iPad wherever hotspots are present.
No Wi-Fi hotspot nearby? No problem. Apple integrates 3G with its iPad. Like it’s smaller sibling the iPhone, iPad can connect to various 3G networks.
What is so remarkable about this arrangement is that it does not bind users with long-term contracts. Activate or deactivate your 3G connection however you want, iPad and your carrier partnership are purely customizable.
Hulu, YouTube, and Other Video Hosting Sites
The lack of flash in iPad is a frequent complaint. In fact, a monumental drawback. But download an app and you can have this problem resolved in no time.
You can even download flash types apps that will allow you to watch video streaming sites on your iPad or iPhone.
iPad uses Apple’s own web browser Safari, the same browser that iPod Touch and Mac computers use. Only with iPad, the features are enhanced to accommodate the touchscreen technology of the device.
This is a no-brainer. Apple’s iPad takes advantageous of external devices that connect via Bluetooth. Retail stores are flooded with anything iPad from Bluetooth keyboards to Bluetooth headphones.
- Storage Capacity
Whether you are a media-hungry user or not, you can have options with iPad. You can go with 16GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB versions.
Productive Software Applications
Productivity apps such as Pages, Keynote and Numbers are available on iPad as well, making it as much a toy as a productivity device.
Email Makes the iPad More Than a Toy
With the help of its virtual keyboard and email application, you can send and receive emails on the go. Given of course that you have access online.