Originally Posted by murraypaul
Shrug. I think we're going to just have to disagree on this one.
There is plenty of space in an iPad3 to add an SD card and Apple would have no issue eating the cost.
To my mind, the UI implications are what deter Apple from both SD cards and widgets (and the battery life implications of widgets), but it isn't something either of can prove to be right about.
Not only are you dismissing cost and size as reasons to not add in SD cards, but the lost revenue if people use fewer cloud-based resources from Apple. So at least 3 reasons exist for Apple to leave out SD cards in mobile devices that don't exist for the widgets.
And what battery life implications are there for widgets??? Widgets can help save battery life tremendously.
Also don't understand how an SD card can have significant UI implications. Huh?