I think it is a way that Apple can earn more money from the App Store. A cheap cash in for Apple, as the iPad simply is a pregnant iPod touch. And it lacks multitasking, java and flash. I do not think Apple have really thought about this one. It's a half baked product, rushed out. If they had included flash, java and multitasking support, this may have been a winner, but now it just looks like an overpriced eReader. When the rumour of a Tablet Mac was released I imagined a touchscreen iMac, not a bloated iPod touch. Flame away.