Now that I've used my iPad 2 for some time, I've discovered some shortcomings. After some thought I realized why. It's the brilliance of Apple. This is now a "game" Apple has created, and decided to play back when the first iPhone was introduced. The name of this game is "Screw The Customer For Fun & Profit" and Apple plays it masterfully. Far better than most large scale companies. They can do this because Apple has a near death grip, & unusual control over their customers. Whereas if "normal" companies offer a product, and it's missing features customers want, the customers go elsewhere and buy the competitors product, like automobiles for example. Here's an example of what I'm talking about. With Apple & the first iPhone, it lacked cut & paste. When reviewed, it was noted but rarely criticized. If it was, the fanboys and Apple apologists were quick to discredit the blog, publication, or website that called Apple on it. Ranting, hating & bashing, the ones who identified the shortcoming or fault were labeled the bad guys. Rarely was Apple held accountable. Another significant missing feature was 3G. This at a time when 3G was very popular. Yet Apple purposely left it off the iPhone so it would have a compelling reason for people to have to buy iPhone 2 if they wanted modern features in their phone. Once this "test of the customers tolerance" was complete Apple knew they could cheat their customers out of the latest in tech, and still sell all they could build. Fast forward to today. Now after years of shifting their focus to what they could get away with, in the name of greed, and profits, Apple has carte blanch with customers money. You've got to give Apple a lot of credit for their brilliance. They create a simple device we didn't even ask for, (like the iPad) then convince us we can't live without it. How simply genius. Apple deserves credit, not for their dubious technical achievements, but in how they refined the art of manipulation of customers, the press, and profit taking. Best of all, during all this time my Apple stock has pumped up my wealth. Thanks Apple !