The new iPad 2 will have more than minor updates you can be sure of that.
Looks like quite a let down... front camera, dual core, and lighter weight? That's pretty weak considering the competition (Honeycomb on XOOM, and the rumored Sony tablet).
I think Honeycomb really caught Apple with their pants down - they simply didn't see that kind of leap coming from Google/Android, and thus they had no plan in place for it. Now (for the first time in a long while) they are playing catchup in the OS department. Yet, they've locked themselves in to their iOS infrastructure, which is really showing its limitations and stifling Apples ability to innovate. They're going to have to break off their platform into a new OS to really move iOS forward. I know they hate the concept of fragmentation, but they can't keep "tweaking" it in hopes for a cure-all. They gotta grab the Honeycomb ball from Google and start from scratch with respect to their tablet platform.
Just my .02.
That product announcement yesterday was a total slam-dunk against the iPad competition.
"tweaking it in hopes for a cure-all"
"I think Honeycomb really caught Apple with their pants down"
What universe are you living in bro? Are you just playing devil's advocate to counter the obvious
One of your quotes should read like this....
""Apple caught the entire tech world with their pants down with the creation of the iPad"