Do you think we'll see any additional features (hardware or software) when the iPad is released to the public? I'm just wondering if Apple is holding anything back? Let us know your thoughts.
Yes, Apple will surprise us.
No, What you see is what you get.
I doubt we will see any new hardware feature's. Any surprises will come on the software side (though don't expect Flash).
I'll give it about a 1 in 3 chance that we'll see a camera built in. I think it's very possible that it's already there, but the software wasn't ready for prime time yet. We all know how Steve hates to show something that's not ready yet.
I'd give it about a 50/50 possibility that we'll see OS 4.0 on the iPad when it ships too. 4.0 might add multitasking capabilities for 3rd party apps (since we know that Apple apps like iPod can already multitask with other apps). The biggest visible change will probably be the ability to arrange icons on the device home page any way you want instead of just limiting you to a grid. Of course, they could do this without revving all the way to 4.0.
I also think we'll see some of the standard apps found on the iPhone and iPod Touch that were conspicuously absent at the announcement, enhanced and improved for the larger display and higher power. Weather will let you see live satellite photos, etc. Stocks will give for info and probably news headlines for your stocks, and we'll see a much more powerful calculator app.
Ive seen many picture but no camera on it. There is a feature that you can buy from the your closest apple store, but other than that i believe no camera.
Apple usually doesn't say everything. I remember the first iphone coming out they didn't say half the thing it can really do.
I really hope that they will include a USB port. It would add so many possibilities that I think will make the iPad MUCH more user friendly & useful.
I'm honestly confused as to why you would see the need to have a USB port built into the device. (really, I'm trying to understand, please don't take this as criticism.)
There will be an adapter that plugs into the dock connector and provides a USB port for connecting a camera. I would imagine that app designers could find a way to access this for connecting specialized hardware if they needed to, but it's not something you'd want connected all the time.
My confusion stems from trying to understand just exactly what people thing they're going to connect to the iPad on a regular basis... it's a portable, tablet roughly the size of a hardback book. Anything connected to it makes it much less portable. I imaging carrying mine with me almost constantly throughout the day, replacing my Day-Timer organizer.
I'm hoping to see native printing options.