Apple introduced their “magical” iPad today, demonstrating impressive updates to iWork but focusing on home and consumer applications. The company never mentioned business applications beyond Keynote presentations, leaving a question as to whether they support Exchange ActiveSync like the iPhone family.
The mystery deepens on the Apple.com specs pages. Although they claim that “iPad will work with all the popular email providers, including MobileMe, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, Hotmail, and AOL,” Exchange ActiveSync is notably missing. Remember that this was a major feature demonstrated and called out on the iPhone pages. Its absence here is conspicuous.
Update: Apple updated the description when announcing pre-orders and Microsoft Exchange support is now officially included!