Originally Posted by Motlee
I agree completely. Add a camera, people complain there arent 2. Add 2, people complain that is now more expensive. Pricing the iPad outside the range of a would-be buyer to satisfy a smaller percentage that are probably going to buy it with or without a camera is a bad idea.
Honestly I think iPhone OS 3.2 is to get it out the door. The real potential will be in 4.0
iPhone )S v4.0 is likely not ready and they don't to make that reveal until it's time. I figure the iPad will run v3.2 for a few months before getting the v4.0 update along with the iPhones.
The lack of a camera helps keep the price into a more manageable area for consumers while giving them a place to go in the future. It's hard to add more bells and whistles when you're basically selling a picture frame.
Originally Posted by pmz
We might even see
multi-tasking, in the way that you can "sandbox" more than one iPhone App at a time on that huge screen.
Don't tell me they don't have plans for that silly sandbox feature beyond what we saw....
I hope so. Having two apps side-by-side in landscape mode would be great. I think intelligent multitaskingnot what is found on WebOS, Android and WinMowill come to iPhone OS v4.0. I'll be surprised if it doesn't.
PS: Please stop feeding it!
Originally Posted by estyle
And let's not forget about games.
Parents will be suckered by kids to get them one for the digital textbook savings...
Even outside of gaming and eBooks (spent $600 on a Sony eReader last year for 10yo nephew and he doesn't use it
) the parental controls allow for this to be a great first computer which parents can monitor.
I wonder if MobileMe will include Find My iPad? I hope the next Mac notebooks also include a GPS chip, optional 3G card and Find My Mac in MM (dreaming).
Originally Posted by Dr Millmoss
Would lack of imagination cover it? I see Microsoft as being totally committed to the shoehorning of Windows approach, and as disinterested in endorsing any other concept.
They make a killing off Office for Mac and nothing compares to MS' office suite when it comes to the Enterprise. I see Apple having more hubris than MS when it comes to making money so I'd hope they jump on the ball with this.
Originally Posted by JeffDM
The thing I'm disappointed in most is the camera connection kit. It seems to me they could have had one internal SD slot and one USB jack. I don't like having to keep track of adapters, and I don't like rigid lever-like tabs sticking out a device, that's too much of a risk of damaging the port.
It looks like they don't want that to be the primary way you transfer images. I suppose you could Monoprice could make it simpler and cheaper so you only have one cable for your camera, or there is the potential for BT or WiFi in current and future cameras. HD video would still be an issue wirelessly.