16x9 screen? - NO because apps will have to be changed, again if Apple change the screen size. No SD & USB slot? - Apple invested money and time on the Camera Connection kit so no way they will scrap it anytime soon. No Camera? - Adding a camera will eat into iPhone and MacBook sales No multitasking? - It's designed to do one thing well, very well before it does more. Steve Jobs doesn't want a device that does everything "half ass". No Flash? - Flash sucks! It's sucks battery, processor hog & it's unstable. I think the design will stay for at least 2 years with incremental updates like more RAM & faster processor. That's it!