The use of iPads and other tablets in "public spaces" has exploded in the last two years. This has been driven by the cost and flexibility of iPads as a replacement for "hard wired" proprietary solutions. It's also driven by user expectations of a truly interactive and "high touch" experience.
This video is a mash up showing all sorts of cool uses of the iPad in public places. Included in the video are examples in retail, restaurants, museums, airports, and even public buses.
You can read more about a consumer retail example in our case study Retail Transformed