Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Feb 2010 23:27 UTC
Apple "Apple released a beta of the iPhone OS 3.2 SDK to developers last week so they can get a jump on making existing or new apps ready for the iPad. That version of the iPhone OS is made specifically for the iPad, and, as developers comb through the APIs, resources, and function calls, they are finding references to capabilities Steve Jobs never mentioned during the device's unveiling."
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Comment by elmimmo
by elmimmo on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 04:03 UTC
elmimmo
Member since:
2005-09-17

Video camera is what stops me from getting (eventually) one for my mom.

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RE: Comment by elmimmo
by Macrat on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 05:14 UTC in reply to "Comment by elmimmo"
Macrat Member since:
2006-03-27

Mom would break the camera?

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RE[2]: Comment by elmimmo
by elmimmo on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 05:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by elmimmo"
elmimmo Member since:
2005-09-17

Sorry, meant *lack of* video camera.

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wait for 2.0
by MobyTurbo on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 08:24 UTC
MobyTurbo
Member since:
2005-07-08

This reminds me of the way Apple debuted the iPhone, make a more limited device first, then upgrade the software and hardware to support more capabilities over time.

A lot of the limitations of the iPad are bound to be addressed. Sad to say, it is, if Apple has anything to do with it, the future of computing, just as the iPhone is the future of the cellphone industry. A closed walled garden of Apple's making, with the only freedom on the web servers it browses.

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RE: wait for 2.0
by vivainio on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 11:48 UTC in reply to "wait for 2.0"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

Sad to say, it is, if Apple has anything to do with it, the future of computing, just as the iPhone is the future of the cellphone industry. A closed walled garden of Apple's making, with the only freedom on the web servers it browses.


Tablet is probably the future of computing. I'd love to be able to just detach the screen from my laptop and go to sofa to read some documents.

The twist here is that Apple doesn't own the tablet form factor, and much more useful & open tablet devices with real operating systems will appear shortly. The form factor does not preclude the Apple walled garden.

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It's how they roll
by Tuishimi on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 16:22 UTC
Tuishimi
Member since:
2005-07-06

Next hardware release will either be September or December and it will include one of those must-haves, like a camera.

After that they will bump up the CPU speed or memory or something like that.

Then they will add some sort of multi-tasking interface two years from now.

Meanwhile everyone who bought version 1.0 will be buying 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, etc.

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