Originally posted by boast:
it's not as easy as you think it is to copy the info to a flash drive.
I did some research after I read this statement. I think he is correct. It appears now that is pretty complicated to copy the playbook off of an iPad. Since there is no USB port on an iPad, a player couldn't just connect a flash drive to the iPad and copy the playbook to the flash drive. There are some more sophisticated maneuvers that one could use to copy a document off of an iPad, but they are not realistic in this situation.
Besides, I assume that the 49ers would keep their playbook on a secure server (and not download it onto each iPad) and the players would be given an iPad that was setup to "access" the server, allowing the player to see the playbook.
Of course, one could still use a pencil and paper to copy down info and make notes etc. One could also use an iPhone camera to photograph each page in the playbook.
[ Edited by davidb on Sep 3, 2013 at 10:48 AM ]