So I'm sure that all of us iPhone devs are secretly working on iPad apps to take advantage of the next "gold rush" that Scott Forstall promised us, but there is one important question that Apple hasn't addressed yet: when will they allow 3rd party iPad apps in the store? You might be thinking "when iPads go on sale, duh!" but it isn't that simple. With perhaps a few exceptions, no 3rd party developers will have any access to an actual iPad until it is available to the general public, and therefore can't test our software on the device that it will run on until that point. If Apple allows us to submit software to go on sale at the iPad's launch, I think they are sending a terrible message to developers and basically promoting software rush jobs. My personal opinion is that they should delay the availability of 3rd party iPad apps for at least a month after we can get our hands on an actual device. What do you guys think?