The Dumbest Mistake Apple Did With The iPad
Well, there are a lot of candidates for this one. No Flash / No Multitasking / No camera / No Memory slot etc. But we believe the dumbest thing Apple did with the iPad has got to do with a small technicality: You can open/view MS Office formats on the iPad, but you cannot save the work you do in iWork, in MS Office formats.
But Apple has also made iPad versions of its iWork suite for word processing, spreadsheet editing, and presentation creation — for just $10 each, and they work with the Mac OS X versions, which can read and write Microsoft Office formats. The iPad versions also can read the Microsoft Office formats, but in a bone-headed move cannot save to them.
If you assume that an iPad version of MS Office would take some time, then Apple just lost an unbelievable opportunity to convert hunderds of thousands of Office users into iPad users. They probably forgot that working on MS Office tools is, for most IT people, the definition of work.
PCWorld: “While Apple’s home and student customers may be fine with this annoying limitation, business users can’t be endlessly exporting documents to share with colleagues and customers. ”
While there is no doubt that this is a stupid move at this point, we all expect this stupidity to go away real fast.