I am a consultant and visit my client's offices in a number of cities around the world. They don't offer me access to their wireless network, but sometimes they do provide wired access. Since I carry my iPad everywhere I go, it would be great to just hook up and connect up. I think I've noticed in the Apple store and Best Buy that the demo iPads are wired in rather than connecting wirelessly. WHAT?????? If so, then why can't we.
BIAS WARNING: My recent iPod Touch and iPad purchases represent my first-ever Apple products. I was almost persuaded by the iPhone, but didn't give in. But when iPad came along...well, here I am. The generations that follow (iPad and others) are going to change the way everyone works/plays/shops/communicates/etc. and I'm happy to get going now. That said, I realize that Steve Jobs has a bias against wired networking. I get the vision (I think), but we have to live in the real world today. And not every opportunity to connect is a wireless one. So....
If they can do it at the Apple Store and Best Buy, why can't we? Is it just a matter of time before someone in the aftermarket comes up with app + hardware to make this happen or is it technically impossible outside of the Appledome to make it work?
Or, am I wrong in thinking there is a need and a market for such a product?
(I'm going to look awfully foolish if it already exists and I just haven't run across it yet. I have looked. Honest.)