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10 reasons the iPad could fail catastrophically

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?

After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.