I have been waiting for an Apple tablet for more than 12 years! What Apple finally did come out with is exactly what I wanted, something lighter than a laptop, but bigger than an iPhone, something that can hold enough books that I don't have to carry around all that weight (English language paperbacks, for some unfathomable reason, have grown huge over the years!) when traveling and backpacking (though I still prefer reading real books), something that allows me, as an illustrator and sketcher, to be out there with a reasonably-sized screen and do hand-drawings that, again, don't take up a lot of space and weigh a ton the way sketchbooks do and allows me to have a great variety of media, rather than just a pen, pencil, and small case of watercolors (here again I prefer real paper, pens, and media when I don't have to worry about weight and space, but the Brushes app that you can already get for the iPhone, but will come standard with the iPad, is a fantastic drawing and painting app, plus I don't have to worry about my paper buckling in damp weather or ink running, and I can draw while on my back on a bumpy train or car), something that allows me to keep a journal, both handwritten and with a keyboard, something that would allow me to download my hundreds of photos and free up my camera memory, something that would allow me to both carry my original maps that I planned a trip with but also download more along the way, plus be much easier to read than the iPhone, and finally, as someone who has to schlepp around a MacBook Pro for work everyday it would be a lifesaver for my back to have one of these as a sort of go-between my laptop at home and laptop at work, plus would be great for client meetings to show my artwork and portfolio without actually carrying a portfolio or a laptop. Just what I've been asking for for years!
As any serious Mac user knows, this is a dream come true!