Hi, all. I currently use an iPod Touch to play custom audio backing tracks to support live performance. It works well for the purpose, but there are several problems, which can readily be solved by a bigger screen. Thus, I am interested in an iPad, even though I find it missing a LOT of what I want in such a device (camera on-board, built-in support to stand upright, for starters.) But I have PDF files of my Real Books, and I could save many pounds of carrying (plus have an active search function) by displaying them here.
So my questions to the group at large are:
What's the best PDF reader with (emphasis on graphic quality?)
What are the chances Apple will include a camera in the next hardware update?
Apple is going to be pushing the USB audio input hard for awhile. What can I expect from it? And when?
How do I get it to stand on end in PORTRAIT mode (for reading charts) while still using the audio output? (Ultimate goal - play an audio track while reading the PDF chart it goes with...)
Other than that, I am happy to answer questions about music performance with these beasts...