Originally Posted by oXYnary
Without pressure sensitivity its not much good for us. Worse, your stuck with the Appstore and no flash. You have to have everything you buy go through apple.
So everything we do on a computing device must be related to game art? If you do a lot of reading books, magazines, RSS, watching video etc, the iPad is fantastic for that. Sure Wacom tech would be nice, but it's very good at a lot of other things too.
Also, JailBreaking is so simple now and completely reversible, that you can get full Flash (web and video), and you can run HomeBrew/Open Source software just as easily as you can on Android.
It's a reasonable spec bump for those who want one and haven't bought one yet, but it's certainly no reason to upgrade for existing owners I don't think. I also don't personally like the redesign of the actual hardware. Kinda how I felt about the 1st gen iPhone > iPhone 3G, looked so much better before IMO.
I love my first-gen iPad and feel no reason to upgrade. I barely play games on it, just use it for reading and watching video predominantly so the faster processor is largely useless to me.
What does confuse me though is the rear-facing camera... I mean, really? Seems like everything in tech now is like 'Hmm how can we improve this... PUT A CAMERA ON IT!' What the hell is the point. Front-facing, sure, I can see video chat being pretty cool on the iPad, but who in their right mind would stand their taking pictures or video with an iPad?!
GarageBand for iPad though, sooooo fucking excited for that. There's a couple mobile DAW's out already but if GB works as well as they showed in the keynote, then I'm gonna be spending a lot of time with it. I really, really hope it's not iPad 2 exclusive.