The new uni-body design is very nice. The thinner and lighter form-factor is a welcomed change. I can’t wait to hold one, a reduction from 1.5 lbs to 1.3 lbs seems dramatic. The most surprising thing I saw today was the announcement of Garage Band to the iOS platform. I don’t play in a band, or intend to. The reason I find this surprising is it reveals a little about Apple’s game plan. I’ve always viewed the iPad as primarily a consumption device that functions well as a companion to another machine. If Apple is going to offer the entire iLife/iWork package on the iPad it really sets up the iPad as a true stand alone machine. I don’t ever see it replacing my Macbook Pro (my Photoshop work-horse) but I’m not a typical consumer.

Things that I wish were announced today.

  • Retina display
  • SD Card slot
  • Memory Increase
  • Lower Price

With that said, I still want the new Apple iPad 2.