Originally Posted by Shrike
Apple's UI is really smooth, the best in the business. But TANSTAAFL. Having more CPU and GPU power will enable bigger and better software. They must maintain parity with competitors. There are 4 different dual-core SoCs with higher end GPUs coming throughout this year that'll go in phones and tablets. Eventually the advantages of better horsepower will take over Apple's advantages.
If history is an indication, Apple will add its own mods and packaging to off-the-shelf and custom hardware -- giving it an advantage over the competition.
if the graphics enhancements are true, Apple is in an unique position to exploit them.
It's a no-brainer that iMovie will come to the iPad -- possibly GarageBand too, and something closer to iPhoto on the Mac.
There are APIs in current iOS that permit powerful enhanced graphics and animation constructs. For example Mac iMovie has image stabilization, Mac Pages has masks and Bezier curve support. I suspect that these capabilities could be easily migrated to the iPad.
It is not too much a stretch to expect capabilities from Mac Prosumer and Pro apps -- things such as tracking, 3D object and camera manipulation, Tiitles, compositing, telestrating, etc.
Apple has these apps running on OS X -- if applicable it can port them to iOS. No one else even has the apps.
AutoDesk, Adobe and others have apps available for the iPad that could be enhanced to exploit more robust hardware.
Lots of medical apps... Education apps... Multiplayer game apps...
If they wish, Apple could port Quartz Composer to the iPad -- opening massive opportunities for 3rd-party apps for AV presentations.
Then there is KeyNote, AirPlay, AppleTV and FaceTime think of the possibilities for presos, collaboration, communication...
The best part is that Apple can announce these apps/uses serially when they are most advantageous to the iPad platform.