Originally Posted by dacloo
I'm expressing my opinion on what I would like to see in the next iPad, and this is how you respond?
Cheap skate? Infuriating? Idiotic? Do you realize how dumb that sounds?
I own a studio and bought more than 30 iMacs, dozens iOS devices... all private money.
Cheap skate because of an SD port suggestion?
The SD card is an industry standard used on even professional hardware nowadays.
I think an SD card, like on the iMac, makes sense, because it allows you to load in images and/or data from an external device very easily if other options are not available.
I think Apple is trying to lead things in a less accessory-dependent direction when it comes to data sharing, delivery, etc.
If you have a studio full of Macs and iOS devices, then you need to start thinking out of that slot-based box, and into the cloud, airdrop, collaborative space.
Since my business partner also moved to a MacBook Air and iPhone, his thumb drive no longer travels with him. We don't need it.
I have the "camera connection kit". It's an SD slot available on an as-needed basis. I've used it about 6 times in two years. I wouldn't have used it more often if it was built-in to the iPad. I rarely use SD at all now (for transport, although it's still used for storage in-device), since the devices loading the SD card with data almost all transmit over WiFi or a cabled connection now...
You mentioned it would be convenient "if no other options were available". But, these days, options are readily available in multiple ways. And you DO have the option for a connection kit in the rare event it's needed.
I'd rather not have one more slot for something to get into, one more connector where something can break and adds expense to the device.
The SD card meme is a dead horse well flogged in my opinion.
Oh, and I agree with you that calling you names simply for expressing your opinion was uncalled for. No reason for that at all as far as I could see. I mean, other than flogging an old dead horse again :))