Originally Posted by Shaun, UK
There's no pressing need for you to constantly criticise every imaginative suggestion on here but you still do it post after post.
I would certainly welcome an iPad that lasts a full 3 day business trip or weekend away and weighs less in my briefcase.
In what way is "I want it thinner, lighter, with longer battery life and with more ports" imaginative?
Obviously everyone wants a thinner, lighter, more expandable device, not to mention cheaper, faster and more user friendly.
Thinness/lightness and battery life/extra ports are opposing requirements. If you add more ports and increase battery life, the device gets thicker and heavier. If you make it thinner and lighter you reduce battery life.
Apple already make the device that is the best compromise achievable with current technology. They might have a thinner, longer life iPad in a lab somewhere, but they haven't released it yet because it would cost $1000 more.
Next year it may cost less, but then guess what Apple will release next year? A thinner, lighter iPad with better battery life, just like they do every year (okay, sometimes it's faster or higher res, or the same spec but cheaper, but that's because there are more than just thickness and battery life in the spec sheet and the device needs to remain competitive on speed, quality and price too).
Imagination is inventing a brand new category of device and turning it into a shippable product that revolutionises multiple industries. Imagination is not looking at this amazing device and saying "too thick, too heavy, too little battery life, not enough ports".