Monday, May 3, 2010

The iPad Continues To Underwhelm

As if you needed another reason to avoid wasting money on the new oversized iPhone iPad. 

According to iLounge's research, iPad’s built-in YouTube application strips both standard and HD videos to a dramatically lower resolution over the cellular data connection-- instead of staying at a higher quality setting. 

Other third-party applications (such as ABC's video player-- for "Lost" fans) refuse to work at all over the cellular connection, producing a notification pop-up that states, “Please connect to a Wi-Fi network to use this application. Cellular networks are not supported at this time.”

Great-- spend a lot of money to upgrade to a device with a larger screen just to see video at a lower resolution.  Great job, Apple!

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