1st Gen iPad Hardware Flaw
I skipped the first iPad, and in retrospect I’m glad I did. From what I hear (and not just from the media, who are obviously prone to overstating things), the original iPad was an underpowered machine whose flaws are becoming more apparent as the software that runs on it becomes more demanding.
Saying that the first generation iPad’s hardware was a flaw because it has issues running future software that was built and optimized to run on the 2nd gen iPad is not a fair statement.
Infinity Blade 2 won’t run well on the first gen iPad. Must be a major flaw of the hardware design. If it were possible, a PS3 game wouldn’t run well on a PS2.
It is the software developer’s responsibility to decide what hardware they want to support. Then the developer should make decisions to optimize their product and provide the best user experience for the supported hardware.
I don’t see how it is the fault of the hardware if a developer does a half-assed job of optimizing their software.