03/02/2011, 02:48 PM
In terms of out of the box apps, you may be right. That's one thing that tips me towards Mac rather than Windows-- better value out of the box. And Steve Jobs was clear today that content creation / humanities/arts is a vital role for the iPad, he doesn't want it to merely be a touch screen PC.
Originally Posted by Juize
And you're right-- availability of apps that consumers really want will make or break the TouchPad in the long term.
But having used an iPad for a year now, for *my* personal preferences, I don't have a great deal of interest in creating content on the iPad. I still prefer to use a PC / Mac for any kind of real content creation. For me this means graphic design and photo editing. I don't see the iPad being useful in a *professional* sense for those things anytime soon-- though it is good for sketching as well as presenting visuals to clients, etc.
So since I opt to use a tablet device for content *consumption*, things like user interface and availability of things like Flash make a bigger difference. It also has to do with plans to continue using WebOS-based phones, which will interface with a TouchPad in ways that, at least for now, the iPhone does not interface with the iPad. We'll see what iOS 5 and iPhone 5 bring (if iOS 5 even comes this year).