Originally Posted by MyopicPaideia
That is fair enough, and I buy that completely. But then how often would you have to sync hard-wired? Once very 3-6 months? That's much better than whenever I want to swap out or access files/media that aren't currently on my iPad.
I think if it can recognize a wireless versus a wired connection and have it perform differently between the two, it would be a step in the right direction. As you say swap some files wirelessly would be fine over wireless. However, do a full backup or upgrade to 4.3 can only be done of a wired connection.
I personally do not mind the wired connection. Often, I will get things setup, and start to sync before I go to bed, or while I am in the shower, or doing some house work where I do not plan on using my iPad for any long(er) period of time. It is not an inconvenience to me, especially since most files I can download direct to my iPad from either an iTunes Store or the cloud. Some things that I may not be able to would be songs ripped from a CD or movies ripped from a DVD, but would you still want to sync them wirelessly? My songs are lossless and/or hi-res which means they are 30-100MB each and a movie is usually over 1GB in size. That is a lot of data to get potentially corrupt.
Personally, I am still not sold on the benefits of wireless. (Could be just because I design wireless networks and know they are crap, especially in residential environments, for any critical streaming applications.