No matter how many tablets are unveiled by other manufacturers, the fact will always remain that Apple got there first with its iPad. The thing, though, is that since it got to the market first, other manufacturers have had more time to see what it does not have, and make sure that they come up with devices that offer what the iPad cannot.
So what does Apple need to do to stay ahead? A feature on PC World has a few ideas.
The first is to come up with an iPad that is equipped with cameras. PC World’s Tony Bradley accurately points out that while users do not really intend to use the iPad for serious photography stuff, the camera is now practically a must-have in any device. A front camera for video conferencing and the standard back camera will certainly be a good addition to the iPad.
The iPad will also do good with having FaceTime, something that Apple already has on the iPhone 4 as well as on the iPod Touch 4. iPad users will undoubtedly love to have the same capability on their device, although most iPad users probably have other Apple devices as well.
Memory-wise, it may be useful to give the iPad a bit of a boost; while it is doing ok with just 256MB of RAM, this will seem too small when compared to the 512MB RAM of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and the 1GB RAM that the BlackBerry Playbook will have.
Lastly, since these devices are all about being mobile and convenient, Apple might want to do something about the iPad’s current weight of a pound and a half.
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