The surprise is that the commercials are actually good, don’t insult either iPad or Kindle users, but pleasantly point out a few things the Galaxy tablets do that iPad and Kindle do not. Here are a couple of features Apple should put into the next iPad but won’t.
No Removable Battery
Critics of the Apple’s prosperous iPhone point out that Samsung smartphones have all kinds of extras that Apple simply ignores.
To start on the list, there’s the removable battery. If it were such an important feature then why haven’t we heard from the hundreds of millions of iPhone users?
It’s because a removable battery is not that important to enough iPhone owners.
Apple takes a similar approach to two features I would like to see in the iPad but Apple won’t implement.
No. Not a removable battery. How about a simple slot for additional storage? You know, like a Micro SD card slot. You know, like the one in a Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
The Galaxy S5 supports Micro SD cards up to 64GB. I found a 64GB card on Amazon for $42. Apple charges customers $200 to get to 64GB. It’s easy to see why Apple doesn’t have a Micro SD card slot on iPad or iPhone. Less money for Apple.
Multiple Users, Lower Sales
Your Mac comes with multiuser capability built in and ready to rock ‘n roll. Set up any new Mac and add users for home or office; each user gets access to their own files, iPhoto, iMovie, iTunes, Documents, email, and everything else on a Mac.
Multiple users. What a novel idea. Samsung thought it was a good idea for their new Galaxy Tab tablets. That way, each family member can use the tablet and not muck up settings for other users.
If Apple has multiple user capability built in to OS X, and iOS is built upon OS X, then why doesn’t the iPad have a multiple user feature?
If a whole family could get by on one iPad then Apple would make less money. Look at the number of families which have multiple iPads; iPads that get handed down to teenagers and children. Even an iPad with a removable Micro SD card and multiple user capability would get some applause from families and critics.
No, instead of a Micro SD card slot, removable memory, and multiple user capability, Apple prefers the far simpler method of selling a new iPad to everyone in the family. That’s far more profitable for Apple.