So I came home from work on Wednesday and watched the keynote. I immediately had a few objections to this thing. Over the last few days I've been able to come to terms with each of my objections but one. Apple has always been ahead of the trends. You'll see a lot of my points below is answered by a growing trend in tech. No front facing camera holding this thing while typing or gesturing and keeping the camera centered squarely on my face will prove difficult. This camera would take up space and use up battery life Objection Busted No rear camera Imagine holding this up in front of you and trying to take a picture with it? any camera that would be included with this thing would be about as good a quality as the iPhone camera. I have an iPhone. I have a DSLR. I don't need an in between picture taker. Besides, this would likely take up room and drain battery life. Busted Only 64 GB of storage I think almost all of us need more of this. However, use an external hard drive. No usb you say? The apple time capsule and the drobo, I believe, have wifi networked hard drives. I see that trend comtinuing. Busted No USB what would I use one for? hard drive? see above. mouse? finger gesturing. keyboard? virtual onscreen. printer? this thing will likely print to a networked printer using wifi. other usb add ons would simply detract from the "intimacy" of this thing. Busted No SD card Eye Fi cards are gaining in popularity and dropping in price. Perhaps speeds will increase as well. I know several people that use them already. At worst, the camera connection kit would do what I need. Need more space? use an external HD. Busted 1024 x 768 screen when you can get larger monitors for photo sharing Lets think photo prints... the largest prints most consumers would ever have been getting for their film cameras was an 8x10". This is essentially that. Busted No HD I've got a killer home theater system. why would I want HD on a portable? Busted. No multitasking if this is a casual computing device, what really am I going to use multitasking for? Watching a movie while creating a pivot table in Numbers? I don't think so. As long as I can listen to music while surfing the web, I really don't care. Busted. Books application using a backlit eye burning LED IPS screen This I still have a problem with. How will Apple overcome this objection? People don't read on a computer any more than casually on a website or forum or something. When I am reading a book, I am reading for hours at a time, and deeply intensive reading at that. I couldn't do that on this screen. I can't. I don't have a kindle yet but my impression is that it is far easier on the eyes than any computer screen. What is Apple's response to this? Turn the brightness down? wear sunglasses while reading? I don't think so. Am I missing something here? If I can't use this thing as a reader, why get it at all? I'd be better off with a kindle and my iPhone. or even a kindle and a Nano. What could I possibly be missing?