To me, this is a no-brainer. The next iPod Touch will include a forward-facing camera and FaceTime. And the next iPad the same.
Does anyone besides me recognize that this is going to revolutionize mobile communications? Does anyone besides me recognize how this is going to hugely add to the value of Apple over the next few years? Apparently not many others, since the price of Apple seems stuck at about $262/share.
Wow. Just wow.
I think that people are very cautious maybe too cautious about google, given the wave of android gadgets invading the market, if they did that with the cell phones, they could do it again with the ipad: copy, copy copy, face time.. whatever, and you may get another Tsunami of cheap tablets. But timing is important, and setting standards is also important, example the ipod, right now after many years zero competition, it is truly amazing. So I don't know if they hurry up and as you say really it gets to alter the way people communicate with each other it may be very hard to catch up.