Originally Posted by Marvin
Still no mention of it being a master device yet either. I just think how perfect it would be for some of my relatives to be able to watch movies from an external HDD or USB optical and use as their main computer for browsing/email/photos/syncing to a phone etc.
I think this is a big deal too. I personally have a few relatives who I know I could recommend the iPad to them if it was a master device. There's no doubt in my mind if the iPad had a "-> slide to setup" button on the home-screen when you took it out of the box it would be a far more awesome product. That and free Mobile Me and you've got an easy sell.
All iOS devices should ask you if you have an Apple ID to enter it when you turn them on for the-first-time, and if you don't they should offer you the ability to instantly create one. After that all your stuff should be setup. It should be that
simple. That day will come, eventually, I have no doubt. But everyday up until that day is a waiting game. What's holding this back the most is the fact that Mobile Me is not free. I hope Apple sees the light on this one. I know I have personally e-mailed Jobs a couple of times on this one. He gave me a response before, but not for the Mobile Me e-mails I sent him. I hope he read them. I think I made a compelling case to him for why Mobile Me needs to be free. I won't tell you what Jobs responded to or what he said. I don't play that game.