I've been thinking about this for a few days? The storage in the is pad is either a 16, 32 or 64 gb flash drive. So flash drive, essentially isn't that just the same as a USB stick? If that's the case, when you can purchase a 64 gb USB flash drive from some vendor such as amazon, why are apple charging such a premium for storage that is readily available at very reasonable cost per gb as a USB stick. What makes the flash drive built-in to the iPad so special? Are apple trying pass off the flash drive as a solid state drive similar to what you have in the macbook air? Is there a difference between the iPad's storage device and any of the other apple products such as the ipod, iphone etc?