Apple’s decision to not release the iPad everywhere in the world at once is frustrating some people. Indeed, one expert argued today that this will put developers who don’t live in the U.S. at a serious disadvantage, since they’ll lose a month to their potential competitors.
Kim Heras wrote, “Why a company with $35-odd Billion in the bank wouldn’t fly over some of their community’s leading developers to sit in the rumoured room with no windows where people are allowed to play with an actual iPad, is beyond me.”
Heras later added, “Apple, if you’re listening, please do the right thing and treat your kick-ass developers right. We all know that the iPad is a platform that will live and die by the support of great developers – so hook them up.”
Of course, in the event that Apple doesn’t change its mind, developers who don’t live in the U.S. do have the option of getting someone to ship them an iPad, which should reduce the lag time from one month to just a few days.