I know I'll probably get a little hate for this, maybe not. But I'm looking for some discussion on this because I'd love to hear some opinions. I was there, watching the live blogs, video clips, chartrooms, rumours. January 27th, 2010 was a huge day for us Apple fanboys. When the iPad was announced, and I'd watched through the keynote a couple times, I was honestly disappointed. Looking back, a year and a half later, it's not the product that disappointed me, it turns out, but in fact the presentation. Jobs is known for his keynotes. I watch them with breakfast, lunch and dinner. He has had some incredible moments on that stage. And what I feel like is that Jobs really undersold the iPad, initially. It's main selling points were watching video, browsing the web, music, photos and so on. These are all great things, but they are features we had on our iPhone for 3 years. Some were even features we've had on our iPods for 5+ years. But most importantly, our Macs could do it already. This gave reporters, as well as the general public ideas that the iPad and more forward-looking, iOS, was not capable enough. It was a third category that Apple made. Of course, it takes time for such a big change to settle in, find it's place and all, but I feel like Apple shouldn't have introduced it the way they did because it gave folks the impression that this was a toy. A nice toy you can read in the morning, browse during the day, and watch at night. It wasn't until, later that day during the keynote, that they introduced iWork. This changed the keynote for me, because they were showing off the power of iOS. They were showing that it's not a toy, yet for some reason they did not emphasise this enough, in my opinion. News reporting on the iPad called it "A consumption device". Sure, just as much as a computer, but there is more to it that Apple should have expressed during this keynote. We all saw the iPhone keynote in 2007, arguably the best Apple keynote ever. I still smile when I watch this. "This is one device. And we are calling it, iPhone. And here it is!". The crowd roars. This was a theatrical performance, work of art to geeks. There wasn't enough of this at the iPad keynote. More time should've been spent focusing on iOS. Fast forward to March 2nd, 2011. BOOM! The iPad 2 keynote addressed this. It was like take two, in everyway. iLife makes it's way to iPad (GarageBand and iMovie), iWork updates, and more and more and more. And what emphasises what iPad is, the most, is the "iPad: Year One" video they played. I only wish they could have explained this at the original keynote, yet not even Apple knew it was going to have this big an affect. It's bringing technology to those who have never been able to access it, manipulating their content and creating easily in a new way, that makes sense to the average person. June 6th, 2011. WWDC 2011. I think next to Macworld 2007, this was the best keynote. It brought new life to iOS by, this time, instead of underselling it as an understudy to the Mac, treating it with respect. It can stand on it's own now, no more training wheels. And I think that's a big step for iPad. Sent from my iPad.