Is Apple planning to make some changes or additions to the fledgling iPad sooner than you might think? I know that sounds crazy, but hey, the new iPod Touch and the iPhone 4 are ironically helping to speed up the iPad’s aging process. Add to this the Android tablets that are slowly—but surely—coming out to challenge the iPad’s supremacy in the tablet category.
I’m talking about a product that’s been shipping for only a few months now since it’s debut. But considering the insanely rapid rate of change in mobile devices, the iPad as you know it is quickly becoming a fossil artifact right before our very eyes.
One of the major drawbacks of the iPad—and this is the most glaring of all mobile device omissions—is the camera-free design. I’m speaking about competition here guys. Even the iPod Touch which is dubbed elsewhere as the iPad Nano was given the camera—and two cameras at that! FaceTime is really getting traction among users now, and the HDR photos are also gaining some popularity now; sadly these are not offered by the iPad.
Another thing that iPad should work on is it’s size. Okay, personally, I love the large screen of the iPad, but competition is getting fierce. With the large display and the build comes the weight concern of the iPad. I’m a bit on the fence on this one, but I guess they should also consider this factor. Certainly, the next-gen iPad must showcase more memory. It currently has 256MB; the Galaxy Tab has 512MB. Who wants to use something that limits us because of the small memory?
What other things do you think should the iPad improve on? What are the other benefits that I’ve overlooked? How about disadvantages?
Let us all know in the comments!