While I love my iPad, there are a few items that would make the current model easier to use. I’m surprised that they aren’t included with the standard iOS interface.
1. Arrow Keys. When typing on any of the built in keyboard interfaces, Apple has not included any arrow keys. If you hook up an external Bluetooth keyboard, they are there and work well. Arrow keys make editing text fast and easy. Sure you can enlarge the text screen and use your finger to move the cursor, but arrow keys are more intuitive and would be much faster to use.
2. Forward Delete Button. This should be a no brainer. When editing text in a word processor, email, or blog interface, there currently is no forward delete button. Currently you either have to micro place the cursor or back delete the whole word to correct words that need to be capitalized. Please Apple, give us additional keys or a choice of keyboards.
3. Mouse Interface. People will say that this doesn’t make sense on a touch screen computer, but a mouse interface would be very intuitive with many graphic design programs. Currently you can hook up a wireless keyboard but not a wireless mouse. The iPad program would have to be designed to use a mouse and have a cursor, but this would make detail work much easier. If not a mouse, then a Apple designed stylus would be the next option for editing Photoshop style programs.
Workarounds… if you have any workarounds for my gripes above, please let me know in the comments.
Question: What features would you like to see on the iPad?