Will Apple ever make an ipad with an sd card slot?

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  1. GAMESHARQ
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    I just recently bought my first ipad ever (the ipad 2) and I am very happy with it but I chose the 16gb version because it was the lowest price and I think that its a bit ridiculous that the only way to increase my storage capacity is to buy another ipad.

    What exactly are Apples intentions behind not including an sd card slot? Its bad enough that they expect us to buy a new model every year. You would think that would be enough money for them.
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    You chose to buy the cheapest one, you wasn't forced

    Apple don't expect you to purchase the new model ever year, that is your choice whether you do so or not

    You can always use the camera kit to store your photos and mp4 videos on sd cards
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    Possibly the era of SD cards is fading out, in favor of data transfer via WiFi to other devices, or to the 'cloud' somewhere. Services and apps like DropBox, etc. are very convenient and fast. Maybe that is part of it. I can remember when Apple announced they were shipping a computer without a floppy disc drive and everyone was amazed....technology marches on.
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    But the floppy disk drive was replaced with a cd drive. The ipad has no memory card slot at all.

    I also find it hard to believe that the sd card is fading tech considering every device except Apples uses one.
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    Your response just proved my point that Apple is out to milk us for every penny we have.
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    LoL so true...u need to buy camera conn kit AND an sd card..lol
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    Don't think Apple will ever do that. They don't want users to access file system. Once file system is exposed, all evil acts ;) like loading of pirated apps will start to happen, which in turn mean less money coming to Apple's pocket.

    They need to look interest of shareholders before the consumers. :p
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    I think there will be some solution like usb storage option through conn kit..when a jb arrives..hopes!
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    Why are you criticizing a company for a purchasing decision YOU made? I just don't get it.
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    My personal opinion is that APPLE will never allow sd cards or USB attachment to connect directly with "imachines" because they don't want to give backdoors to jail breakers.
    I don't expect sd or USB connection from APPLE.
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    Ok you bought the cheapest model. Even it they did include a USB or SD slot I would not expect them to include it on the lower priced model.

    That being said, I have the 64Gig model with several gig of aviation charts, plus topo maps for half the US, several hundred songs, 4 movies, 10 tv shows and I have only used half of the 64 gb of space.

    I will bet that you NEVER see a expansion slot or USB post on the Ipad. Hell I would want a removable battery before either of those.
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    Camera kit works for me. SD card not necessary.
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    Sd/mmc cards are dirt cheap nowadays

    Only thing i wish apple didn't do is the curved edges, means that anythng you connect can be dislodged easily
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    The OP reminds me of a crack addict complaining about his crappy supplier. He still goes to buy from him.:D

    No one forces you to buy from Apple.
    Lots of choices out there that do provide the slots you seek.

    Apple is innovative and introduces an updated product annually.
    Choosing to buy or not remains totally within our control.

    Maybe it's me but why is it so many folks spend $500 plus only to complain about the product? If you make the decision to buy it, enjoy it.
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    Having read that, i just tried my western digital mybook 1tb drive using the cck, now, normally it would throw up an msg saying the device is drawing too much power, but as the drive is mains powered, no error :) unfortunately, it is formatted ntfs, so i presume that is the reason why the dcim folder is not showing up on the ipad photos app

    A seagate 500gb usb portable drive also does not throw up an error, just reformatting now
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    It is kind of lame they don't have an SD slot but they compensate by the camera connection kit. I don't see them adding one (or a USB like everyone has been wanting since the first one came out) simply because it would take away from the clean look/design by adding additional ports. For more storage you basically have 4 options: SD with camera connection kit, AirStash, HyperDrive and the GoFlex Satellite.
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    Or find that laptop.:D
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    Even a 4gb flash drive in the cck brings up the "not enough power" warning. Why?

    Confused!
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    Depends on the drive, i have several, some of the same size, yet only some work, depends on the power they draw

    Corsair flash voyager 2gb works for reference

    That has become my ipad movie drive :)
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    Everyone keeps saying that if I don't like it, don't buy it. But you act as if I have a choice. One of the main reasons why I went with an ipad instead of another tablet is so I could access the itunes store which is supposed to have much more content than the Android market. And the only way to access the itunes market is to buy an Apple product (iphone, ipod, ipad). Believe me, if there was an alternative tablet that could access itunes, I'd have gone with that.

    Also, you all keep making excuses for Apple, but not one person here can honestly say that they wouldn't be happy if Apple added an SD card slot. Sure, there is a camera kit, but that is nowhere near as convenient as an SD card slot would be.

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