Originally Posted by godrifle
OMG, that camera connection kit is the dumbest thing I've seen Apple do yet. Seriously, I need another adapter in my desk drawer like I need a hole in my head. Come on Steve, didn't you think an SD card slot would be appropriate?
I'll let you in on a secret Steve: I'd pay $29 more for an iPad that *didn't* make me but another damn adapter. It absolutely *ruins* the elegance of the product.
As an active photographer with an iPad on pre-order, its a big so-what. Whether I'm traveling or doing a day shoot, the camera adapter will never be used except when I'm back in the house/hotel and ready to transfer. If I wanted to bitch about something taking space, I'd have a very long list of junk I have to pedal around before a postage stamp size adapter shows up. Please, if you have to find something to carp about, find something more significant -- maybe the power adapter.
Casual photographers are not much different. The iPad will remain home and be used when the occasion requires it.
As far as the "elegance of the product" goes. Perhaps you'd like to comment on the aesthetics of the protective cases so many of us will be using. I'm sure many of us would like some help in this area as well.
And for all of those nay-sayers; could you please stop flapping your jaws long enough to realize we're not all stupid and understand what we are buying and why. If there is anyone of you that would like I/O, a sd card slot and an open OS, please let me know. I am more than willing to make a deal on a lovely Windows based Fujitsu tablet. It has all the distinctions of a true "value" product: crap screen, useless pen based touch screen (will include a magnifying glass so you can see whatever you need to click on), a lovely virus scanning program that let's you look in awe as the machine is useless for ages (assuming you stand by and click all the dialog boxes that pop up), allows you to feel really geeky as it crashes, multiple touch-screen apps as MS doesn't deliver enough, and complete with specs that will bury an iPad as it labors through any computing task. Oh, and its truly ugly and squeaks whenever you touch it.