Is the iPad losing attention due to the iPhone?
This isn't a real complaint or anything because I really like my iPad a lot, but with the iPhone back in the spotlight then I'm wondering if Apple and the developers have shifted their attention away from the iPad.
The reason I say this is because immediately after launch then all the news was about the iPad apps that were flowing in from major players, but after the first few weeks then it just slowed down and now all the news stories are about sales rather than Apps or Updates.
iOS4: Seeing iOS4 on the iPhone is great, but the iPad is desperately in need of Folders and Multitasking. And our update doesn't come until Fall? Why not?
iPad Native 3rd Party Apps - Non-iPad users claim the iPad is just a big iPod Touch, and for 200,000 Apps they're right. But when an App is built specifically for the iPad then it distinctly shows why the iPad is awesome. So why are so many major apps still not giving us an iPad version? Quicken/Mint, Facebook, CNN, Onion, Engadget, RedBox, Walmart, Most banks, Most games etc. I'm feeling neglected here
iPad Native 1st Party Apps - I understand why 3rd Party is slow to give iPad versions. But 1st Party from Apple too? iMove, Remote and the App Store should have an iPad version.
Camera - People made a ton of excuses on "why" the iPad didn't need a camera. But now that the iPhone has two then it's a bit annoying because it seems like major features were omitted purely so it wouldn't steal the big "One More Thing" for the iPhone 4.
Considering that most iPads are used indoors (with WiFi) then a WiFi-only chat app would've been perfect. I know, we'll get it next gen and it's the price to pay when you're an early adopter. But still, it's technology they had but intentionally omitted in order to boost iPhone 4 sales.
Retinal Screen - It's amazing how a Great screen will make last weeks "very good screen" look old. After playing with the iPhone 4 then every screen I've ever used just looks washed out (and that includes the iPad). I cant wait to see this on the next iPad.
Again, I hope people don't take this list as a slam. I like my iPad, but I'm really hoping it gets more attention beyond buzzwords and sales numbers.