5 Things Apple Should Have Announced in Addition to the iPad

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portbcv

That would get me excited. I don't need an oversized iPod touch. On the iPhone front, what is to say that the glut of iPhone adopters, when moved over to Verizon or whomever, wouldn't have the same bogged down coverage with the Apple device? Maybe Apple's data transmissions are killing the 3G network. I also love Apple, but they tend to underwhelm every event. Or in this case, non-event.

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oliverclothesoff

i kinda liked it. Steve was pretty clear about what it was good for. the only fail was browsing - how could it be better for browsing if it won't do flash? for me, the only things its really missing are: a webcam, usb port, and sd card slot. i'm not even too concerned about the iphone os. if it runs fast and the battery lasts long and there are useful applications (iWork was a win for me), that's all i care about. i don't even need it to multitask. i'm on a netbook, i'm used to only using one app at a time...

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JM07

What is the purpose of a tablet sized computer when you can't use it as a tablet? You can't use it for note taking in class or for drawing. You can't work you animation projects. Is this what we were looking for? It would have been nice to have a full fledged computer, with ilife therein. If Apple turns the device into a graphics tablet with stylus and connectivity to a Mac, and allows me to draw on my mac, I will indeed purchase the device.

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mimbsky

Sure I'm psyched about the iPad, but Apple, I expected more! Ditch iPhone OS and switch to something more capable like a more mobile friendly Mac OSX. If anyone has seen the Onion News Cast about the MacBook Wheel, there OS looks like a good one sans the wheel (Mac OSX with an on-screen keyboard).

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jcguy15

I actually wasn't disappointed by the iPad, it looks like something (Apple) I'd actually buy. The price point stings just a little bit, but it's a new product.JCGUY15iPod touch 2nd Gen., Polycarbonate Unibody MacBook, iPod Nano 3rd Gen http://twitter.com/jcguy15

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curbappeal

I, too, was really, really, reeeealy hoping for the 'and one more thing' announcement to be that Verizon was getting an iPhone. Kinda bummed about that not being true. Fingers crossed for July...??

At first, I wasn't really sure what I would use an iPad for, but now I think it could be handy for around the house. Sitting on the couch or in bed, I'd rather not have my heavy laptop on me. The iPad would be perfect, but I think it needs multitasking and flash before I would drop the dough for it.

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maclife4Me

I love apple to death too, but just wish they do listen more of what people are looking for. We all begging to see a camera on ipod touch since the 2G. no show on 3g and now no show on ipad either? no to mention about still going partner with att. It's like using a fine Porsche to tow a two tons tailor... why? why?

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caw61

If this had a camera, it would be absolutely perfect for video conferences. You'd really be able to put that beautiful screen to work!

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Rohardi

THERE IS NO VERIZON IPHONE COMMING!!!!!!!!GET OVERIT VERIZON FANBOYS!!!!!!! DO YOU REMEBER VERIZON'S "MISFIT TOYS COMMERCIAL" APPLE HAS REPEATEDLY STATED THEY ARE HAPPY WITH THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH AT&T!!!! CASE IN POINT, WHO WILL BE PROVIDING THE SPECIAL PRICING FOR THE UNLIMITED DATA PLAN FOR THE iPAD???? AT&T!!! DID APPLE EVEN BOTHER TO PUT A CDMA RADIO IN TO THE iPAD???? NOPE.... SO THIS IS A MESSAGE TO ALL THE VERIZON FAN BOYS... GO GET A DROID!!!!!!!

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Mike James

I'm a big Apple fan, and use Macs exclusively for (mostly 3D modeling) work. This introductory iPad doesn't thrill me. But...

Apple's iPad movie (on the home page) includes a remark that it "defines our vision of what's next". To me, that means that there will probably be larger and more capable versions in the future. A notebook or larger size, stylus input, OS X, and more computer-like functionality (i.e. multitasking) will ultimately make it something I want. I expect that we'll eventually see what amounts to a "touchscreen laptop".

Current 3D work: http://www.mikejamesmedia.com (including my pre-release concept model of the iPad)

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AuditJedi

First I must agree with everything I've read today about the need for another carrier to get a piece of the pie...er....Apple. That being said, I ran across a computer tech at work whose brother supposedly worked for Verizon, specifically with CDMA, and was recently courted and hired by Apple to "work on a new project". For what that's worth.

Now as far as the iPad. I was REALLY hoping to hear about a phone app built into the device. With 3G and Bluetooth capability, I would gladly give up my iPhone and replace it with this device and answer calls through my Bluetooth headset or speaker. I'm really not keen on having to carry TWO devices around. Never worked for me carrying a mobile phone and a PDA. I always left the PDA behind. Guess I'll have to wait for version 2.0 or 3.0 and hopefully by then enough people will ask for it.

Everything else looks great....but for the price...I'd really need to be able to make it a replacement to my iPhone, not in addition to. I'm definitely not in a position to pay for TWO unlimited data plans.

Will definitely be watching the blogs to see what apps and new features are made available. As soon as I can replace my iPhone with the iPad, AND dump AT&T (worst service in Southern CA....I drop calls on Interstate 15 in San Diego), I'm there!

RussiPhone 3G 3.1.2Macbook iMac 27" with i7

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