Even more iPad 2 rumours out this week, I hear on that there internets that it may have a USB 2 output on the bottom, this could be a great addition. Hopefully this will propely allow the iPad to be used a bit more like other devices – for me I would like to see a proper card reader, or being able to plug in an external hard drive so I can transfer large files and folders between them.
Being able to backup and view digital magazines through the USB port would be great, to be able to drag and drop in a normal browser window, rather than through the App would be great, and make it easier to share between devices that you personally own.
I would imagine that having the USB port will allow the addition of third party devices, which could be made to suit the iPad – and other devices, which often need an adapter to suit the Apple connections… I’ll wait and see what happens.
I would like to see a super fast card reader, so that I can copy compact flash cards up to the device, rather than just SD cards – but storage on the iPad is more of a problem than the physical movement of files, I have 8GB and 16GB compact flash cards, so having a 32GB iPad doesn’t allow me much scope for back up.. perhaps the new iPad 2 will have capability for much larger storage? Here’s hoping!