10 reasons the iPad could fail catastrophically

Excited about Apple's new toy? Here's why you should cool your jets

This one’s a little puzzling, but early reports from Apple’s unveiling event confirm that the iPad won’t be able to run multiple Apps at a time; in order to open a new one, you’ll have to close the old one first. While we’re willing to bet that doesn’t mean you can’t listen to music while, say, reading a book – a functionality the iPhone already offers – it does mean you can’t run a streaming music service while working on a document, or quickly alternate between Web browsing and editing images in Brushes, which kind of limits the iPad’s appeal as a “do-everything” device.


Above: Three things? At the same time? Why would you ever want to do that?