Imagine having your portfolio with you wherever you go. Imagine having photography books and guides at your fingertips. Imagine doing in person ordering. Imagine showing your customers their photos on a portable “pad.” Beautiful!
I have a MacPro, MacBookPro, and an iPhone. In many ways this appears to be an iPhone on steroids. I love gadgets and do love my iPhone. But for the most part, I am not sure, other than it being light-weight and modern, if there are huge advantages for me.
The biggest disappointment for me – No Flash. It is the main thing I long for in my iPhone. Apparently it will be a while since flash will not work on the iPad either. So this means you cannot view flash sites or video, and if you, as a photographer, have flash on your site, you will not be able to share it with others… Oh, and my other let down, no multi-tasking… As I write this, I have WordPress open, iChat, checking email, and reading on Facebook. How can I survive without multiple apps at once? And what about Photoshop?
So at this point, my opinion… This “gadget” has tons of potential long term in future versions. But the initial iPad leaves me longing for an iPad 2.
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