Can you name something that would make the iPad even better?
Other than being able to play flash videos.
HD aspect ratio.
Stupid of Apple
This is a funny question to me, OP. Not necessarily about the ipad, but a friend and I were discussing modern technology yesterday and we were joking about the fact that when we were kids we had all of these ideas for technology that we wished existed, but these days technology has almost surpassed our imaginations. Short of fantasy and magic- like time travel or reading other people's minds- most of the advances in technology that we were looking forward to were incremental upgrades. During the 80s/90s portrait televisions and witch phones seemed so far off.
It could vacuum and do my laundry for me … well, you asked.
Yeah, flip your iPad over and it becomes a Roomba.
[quote]Other than being able to play flash videos.
If more sites would get on the 2012 program and serve iOS-compatible video formats to iPads
A touch screen shadow display system.
ie, when I put the iPad physically on top of another display, it rebroadcast the info, but with iPads zoom in and scroll control.
The ability to have more than one app open at one time.
The day and date being displayed at the top of the screen, along with the time.
The ability to open a new screen the same way it can be done on the iPhone
Accept my songs from my computer (my iPad will not do this)
Delete key (Why did Steve Jobs hate the delete key?)
I want it to love me truly.
Lighter and with a built in kick stand.
A user interface conducive to the tablet form factor instead of simply being a giant iPod Touch.
A "back" key.
That's a delete key, R12
Glass that doesn't show all my greasy finger prints.
I think the future of the iPad is as an enhancement system to all other systems. Look at what Roland Electronics is doing with the iPad and the Jupiter 50/80 Keyboard.
A big fucking hinge in the middle to fold and unfold it.
[quote]That's a delete key
No. It's akin to the back button on an Android device or the back button on a browser. It's not "delete." I use it all the time on my phone.
I would like it better if it wasn't made by Apple.
If it can play Cam4.
Arrow buttons. It's ridiculous that in order to insert a letter somewhere, I have to use my finger and it takes forever to just hit the right spot. Arrow buttons would be much more useful.
I agree with the arrow buttons. I would also really like haptic touch; the keyboards on these things and iphones fucking suck.
3D holographic projection on a small scale for manipulation of models and maps etc
Video chatting is close but still too cludgy - it needs to be as effortless and clear as tapping someone on the shoulder
Liquid in the screen that can be manipulated by programs to create custom tactile buttons (especially useful for the blind)
I don't want to touch the screen - make it recognize me/my face and respond to my verbal commands and hand signals
Perfect dictation and transcription able to track multiple speakers
Learn my schedule and adapt to it. Manually setting alarms and turning on/off audio and alerts is annoying.
Allow me to create a completely custom avatar of "Siri" and change its voice and have it follow me in all the screens I own and be available in my car and everywhere I go, and let me change its personality using a voting system similar to Pandora.
Developed properly, the iPad could become the universal machine interface.
AKA all other machines would have an "iPad by touch feature", allowing you to touch the iPad to the surface of your TV, washer, alarm system etc. and have the appropriate controls then appear on the iPad screen, automatically.
Allow me to copy and paste from the same page more than once.
The addition of Siri & for Gods sake Apple, stereo speakers !! nothing better than watching an action flick or music on your ipad in mono, sometimes you don't want to wear headphones