“Doggone that Walt Mossberg! His recent piece on drawbacks of the iPad was supposed to put to rest his supposed reputation for bias toward Apple products by pointing out the places where the device has been left vulnerable to honest criticism,” CouchGuy blogs.
“Unfortunately, he seems to have missed a number of things that make the iPad 2 a less-than-ideal device,” CouchGuy writes. “Your CouchGuy, however, is not afraid to speak truth to power.”
• Disappointing Movie Performance: First of all, it doesn’t even come with any movies! Not even one little Hollywood blockbuster! Pop open your new iPad and there’s nothing to watch!
• Inconvenient touchscreen: The iPad screen still requires you to touch it to make it work. It is not just a matter of failing to eliminate those messy finger marks that appear on the iPad screen. The iPad 2 still puts wear and tear on your fingertips from all those touches.
• Not an outstanding value: Here’s the unkindest cut of all. The iPad 2 costs money! Yes, if you want it, you’ll have to buy one. (Well, not Mossberg, probably. Maybe that’s why he was so easy on it.)
Full article with even more ways that iPad 2 falls short of perfection here.
MacDailyNews Take: Yes, Walt, you’re now being openly ridiculed.
Time for Walt Mossberg to hang it up? – March 11, 2011
Mossberg reviews Apple iPad 2: Moves the goal posts; lighter, thinner, more powerful – March 10, 2011
What’s wrong with Walt Mossberg? – MacDailyNews, October 22, 2009