Originally Posted by Takeo
The price jumps for the higher capacity iPads are not worth the money in my books. 16GB is plenty for what is essentially a home and/or satellite device.
Fortunately, you're not designing things for Apple.
64 GB is already getting pretty full on mine. I have 32 GB of music, 5 GB of photos, and 15 GB of video already. It's getting close to the point where I'll have to start carrying limited selections. I really like the idea of having my entire collection with me.
Originally Posted by Tofino
hardware acceleration only works on a very limited number of graphic cards. adobe (and apple in this case) still have a long way to go. i wouldn't hold my breath. and i'm not.
That's one of the really sad things about this entire affair. If Adobe had just chosen to use the hardware acceleration APIs provided by Apple (OpenCL, OpenGL, CoreVideo, etc), they would already be taking advantage of hardware acceleration on any card supported by Apple. Any time Apple added a new card, Flash would automatically benefit. Instead, Adobe insisted on having direct access to the hardware - so now we're limited to hardware acceleration on 3 video cards. BFD.
Of course, it doesn't matter to me because I almost never have to watch Flash video. When I'm on YouTube, I use the html 5 version.
Originally Posted by LbrTradr
Okay..... maybe I'm missing something here.... and I'm a big fan of Apple products. If you have the iPad and dump your PC or MacBook how will you get updates for the iPad OS? And if you want to add music from one of your CD's how do you do that? If you want to rip one of your DVD's and add it to your iPad can you? If you want to have a 3rd party program can you download that and run it or are you limited to what Apple says you can have?.
Yes, you're missing something. You're assuming that all iPad users are like you.
Granted, there are some who want to do all those things - and they'll almost certainly already have a computer which can do those tasks and transfer the info to the iPad.
OTOH, there are plenty of other users who simply want an email/web/Netflix device and don't care about ripping DVDs or anything like that. If they even have a computer, they're the type of people who are still running Mac OS X 10.3 because that's what came with the computer. Contrary to popular belief, there's no law that you must constantly update the OS in your device.
Not to mention that if there's a good reason why they MUST update their iPad OS, they can probably find a friend to do it or get the AppleStore to do it for them.