The Cache: Technology Expert's Forum
 
*
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register. September 23, 2019, 06:29:40 AM

Login with username, password and session length


Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Want proof that the iPad is significant? Check it:  (Read 1041 times)
perkiset
Olde World Hacker
Administrator
Lifer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 10096



View Profile
« on: April 12, 2010, 10:51:49 AM »

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/12/technology/12slate.html?pagewanted=1

As expected, rivals begin to float the idea of their own 'pad. Asus is floating the notion of 6 different pads in 6 different sizes. HP is reportedly building one that is only 6" (code named "small fry") ... the point here is that the iPad is simply on the front edge of a new way of interacting with machines, as has been expected. It's going to get richer and more well developed in the next few years and will be interesting to see where all the new products end up. Thus far, I'm not hearing of anything that will be anything significantly different than the 'pad, just a non-Apple machine with a few different features or sizes. Once iOS 4 hits the streets this summer there'll be precious little room for competitors to create real differentiation.

I think Apple's already done it. By getting into the space first (and so successfully already), the people whom are not yet convinced that a 'pad is a cool thing to have will listen to different advertising channels and purchase an Android based pad (for example) - this will create more ubiquity for the form factor, and will increase Apple's sales just as it increases sales to other vendors/manufacturers. Ergo, unless Apple is unseated (or exceeded) by something that is profoundly great, everyone else is probably going to be playing catchup in this arena.

Logged

It is now believed, that after having lived in one compound with 3 wives and never leaving the house for 5 years, Bin Laden called the U.S. Navy Seals himself.
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Perkiset's Place Home   Best of The Cache   phpMyIDE: MySQL Stored Procedures, Functions & Triggers
Politics @ Perkiset's   Pinkhat's Perspective   
cache
mart
coder
programmers
ajax
php
javascript
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC
Seo4Smf v0.2 © Webmaster's Talks


Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!