The iPad has lousy cameras that do not take HD pictures. And yes, someone may very well decide the iPad is a bad choice due to the lack of SD card slots. There's no cloud on an airplane, and the connection kits are precisely the stupid dongles that people here are complaining about. And if you think Windows 8 will not have advantages when it comes to compatibility with MS products then you're delusional.
The lack of imagination I see around here is staggering. I just gave a few examples and noted that the iPad could likely do, but it doesn't have to be a default or even a preferred choice. Yet people here stubbornly insist that no one else will ever think differently than themselves. Sheesh!
Why exactly does a hospital need an HD pic of its patients? As far as I know, ID badges don't have HD quality pics on them. As for no cloud on an airplane, er, yes some flights most definitely have internet access and as another poster mentioned, why on earth would an airline (or any other company for that matter) allow random people to slide sd cards into its equipment? Talk about security risk. As for being delusional about MS compatibility, er, I READ articles on statements FROM MS so I guess Microsoft is equally delusional.