iPad reflections part 2

The iPad has become a firm favourite with the family since we got it back in April – the Web is its “Killer App” for me and my wife, but for the children it’s got to be the BBC iPlayer

And Angry Birds, of course.

The biggest problem with the iPad is the operating system and the fact that it’s a device phenomenally suited to sharing and yet it has not a clue about multiple users. So many of the Apple apps and third party ones work superbly on the iPhone, which is a personal device, by offering one-click access to commonly used applications where user login is a pre-requisite; email, Facebook, calendar, etc. It’s fine to have this on a phone that only you will be using. But the iPad is designed for passing around; for leaving around and picking up as needed by any member of the family.