I'm still a bit bemused on how much attention this gets compared to the plethora of Windows security threats, but Windows security threats are so rampant it stopped being news a long time ago.
That said, Apple done goofed and I hope this news spreads everywhere and hurts the Apple brand enough to get them to seriously step up their game.
The iPad is extremely popular and this affected a lot of people. I wasn't personally effected by this hole, but I do hope that Apple gets raked over the coals on this one.
If you use Apple products, you should be a squeaky wheel on this and let Apple know how much you don't appreciate this glaring flaw. Also, spread this info far and wide. Apple needs to be made very uncomfortable with this.