iPad: What's missing?

To save you the time of having to work out what Apple's iPad doesn't have, here's a quick list.

Special Report: Apple Tablet

To save you the time of having to work out what Apple's iPad doesn't have, here's a quick list:

  • No camera/webcam
  • No tethering
  • No voice support
  • No TV subscriptions (widely rumored)
  • No textbooks (again, widely rumored, especially after McGraw's slip the other day)
  • No background apps
  • No new notifications system
  • No complex multitouch
  • No Adobe Flash support
  • No brand new platform (basically it's the iPhone OS under the hood)
  • No new take on the tablet UI, no significant on-screen keyboard advances
  • No USB port for device connection, such as flash drives (a problem for road warriors hoping that this will replace a notebook/netbook)
  • While the device is unlocked, the choice of micro SIM limits carriers
  • No pre-orders (yet)
  • And no, it's not going to be the savior of the newspaper.magazine industry