I know Apple, make that Steve Jobs, can be VERY bloody minded when it comes to digging his heels in about what HE thinks something should do, as opposed to giving the customers everything he is able to. Watching many video's of upcoming Tablets which are going to realistically start flooding the market next year, and these are Mk1 models from other makers, who will obviously be busy working on Mk2 versions to correct any issues with their 1st gen products. We already see quite common things from other makers of Tablets even at this early stage. 1: Flash playback (to some degree) showing that they offer the FULL web experience. 2: HDMI output ports for displaying movies held on the Tablet onto your large screen TV. 3: Built in card slots for plugging in memory cards from various devices. 4: Mini or full size USB ports for reading in data or connecting things. 5: Some have a built in stand that means you don't need a funny folding case of bits of random household items (a book) to prop the device up. Plus one of two other smaller bits and bobs., such as Camera or Camera's which we are all pretty sure Apple will be fitting next year. All of these other things (1 to 5 above) I can almost see Steve Jobs not wanting to do, due to how he see's the product different from perhaps others in the industry. I just wonder if he would deliberately hold out and just refuse point blank to offer customers such features, if most other tablet makers do offer customers these built in options. Personally I want to iPad to be at the top of the pile, and leading the way. Pushing ahead both in hardware and software AND connectivity. I don't want to see adaptors hanging off the thing as standard ports are not fitted into the device, and I don't want to see things being make purposely difficult just because 1 person feels that's not what customers should be doing. I think Apple make great products, but as much as I think that, I don't want their Flagship? product to be technically held back. I don't hold any blind loyalty to Apple either, and if someone else brings out something better I will not have any reason not to change for the alternate device. Again, I hope Apple/Steve does not ruin the device by wanting to hold it back whilst other Tablets storm past it in features and functionality.