Originally Posted by irishjayhawk
Pretty much all of that and what Rick said.
It's also hilarious that people attack Apple for a vertical product line in which they control everything. Yet, at the same time, Google is doing THE EXACT SAME THING. Somehow though, they've managed to convince people that they're a) "not evil" and b) still "open" though clearly not.
except that WebM/Theora is OPEN.. h.264 isn't...
This is EXACTLY the kind of mess I told you would keep HTML5 from being fully implemented in a "quick" time frame.
Like it or not, Flash isn't going anywhere for awhile... and even if HTML5 makes a huge leap in the next year... Apple is going to need to change its policy to keep up since I don't see HTML5 implementations of h.264 lasting another 12 months.
I was hoping Honeycomb would be out by now and the Android tablets would be a viable alternative... but right now the only tablets that are FULLY functional are Windows based... I have one and it works GREAT but is exactly what you would expect... heavy and bloated.
I think we are still a solid 6 months before the truly mature tablets hit the market. Next Christmas should see a FLOOD of fantastic devices.
Apple is going to need to hit a major home run with the iPad part deux if they don't want to see the same massive erosion of market share that is occurring in the mobile space.