Here’s why this really matters for Apple: the iPhone 4 likely points to the updates coming to the iPad in the not-too-distant future. Are there any doubts that the Retina Display and twice the RAM will make its way to that device? So why would you buy the iPad now if the device might get these updates in say, January? The proof will be right in front of your eyes on Thursday.
I love the fact early adopters exist, but history tells me never to buy a 1.0 of anything anymore. I’ll get an iPad, but I’m going to wait until it has a few more of these features. When you are locked into a device, you better make sure it works as you want it.