It's alright wheels, one day (it they aint done it already) some mad ass will get Android with HTC Sense running on an iPhone. Now that would be a bomb!!
I don't actually hate the iPhone, its a fantastic device, but I just dont understand the fanfair surrounging it just because its another overpriced Apple device that has some really surprising and pathetic limitations. If it could multi-task out of the box, and had decent battery life, the drawbacks wouldnt be half as bad. Oh and the OS looks and feels dated now, when it was new it was a breath of fresh air, but whilst the rest of the industry has developed, caught up and surpassed (HTC Sense for WinMo (not used it on Android) and WebOS make iPhone OS look terribly clunky) the OS, Apple have done pretty much nothing.
The iPhone 4 is going to have to be something pretty darn special; as for the style and exclusivity element that was originally attatched to the iPhone when it launched, thats gone out of the window now, every smackrat and scally have them nowadays, they really need to make the iPhone 4 look significantly different to keep people interested.
The other thing that annoys me is people going on about "apps" all the time, as though they are something special... I don't think people realise that "app" is just short for applications, of which there thousands available for Symbian (thats shit though) and tens of thousands available for WinMo/PocketPC/WindowsCE!! And Microsoft don't give a shit what you install, and they dont even care that nobody pays for Windows Mobile the ROM's are openly cooked and shared around haha! Apple on the other hand, will only allow you to install apps they the want you to install, and most of the apps are shite, WinMo apps are very expansive and in-depth because they are made by professional software companies and need to be. And ye can get em all free at ppcwarez.com - no need for an app store lol.
As for the iPad though... epic fail. Imho, the future is neither tablets/slates or laptops, it is hybrids of the two, with twist screens, and enough processing power to multitask comfortably with low heat and energy usage. Oh and they need considerably slimmer profiles than the ones HP have had out for the past decade.