I mentioned this earlier but thought it was worth bringing up again. If no stock clock app is included with the iPad there will be no way of setting alarms that can run in the background. I routinely use my iPhone as an alarm clock and as a timer and was planning on doing so with the iPad. Also how would you even go about setting the time on your iPad if theres no clock app?? There are many nice clock apps on the App Store but none of them give you these features and I do not see why Apple would not include one from the start.