Apple's iPad Is Everywhere!

28 thoughts on “Apple's iPad Is Everywhere!”

  1. Interestingly, I find the iPad to be both too heavy and too small to really replace a book in bed (I do use it for reading emails, news and tech book pdfs – it’s best for all of those).

    If the 2011 iPad is significantly lighter, I’m ready to plunk down more of my cash to get it.

  2. Apple redesigned and redefined the tablet market that Microsoft envisioned a decade ago. You are seeing Ipad’s everywhere now. You will see tablets (non Apple) everywhere by end of 2011. Developing countries like China and India are not going to adopt Ipads however they will quickly adopt cheaper tablet alternatives.
    Remember when you only saw IPhones for years now all of a sudden you are looking at Android phones everywhere. Apple is great at innovating however at the end their closed eco-system and high margin will once again come back and bite them in their A**. History does repeat itself.

  3. I don’t know about all those iPads. I’m pretty sure that most of the world is still using Windows netbooks as their main mobile device after smartphones. The Windows netbook runs the best desktop OS in the world and costs about one-third the price of an iPad. The world loves cheap products and the netbook is one of the cheapest computing devices in the world. A Windows netbook does everything, including running the backbone plug-in of the the entire internet, Adobe Flash. A Windows netbook even comes with a keyboard which no serious computer user can do without.

    Apple iPad users are now called “hipsters” which is a derogatory term for Apple iSheep with more money than brains. Ninety-eight percent of current consumers using iPads are really going to enjoy the next wave of Windows Slates that Microsoft will be seeding to the smart consumer. Every Windows Slate will come with a stylus to boost productivity 1000% over iPad apps. The iPad user of today will be the Windows Slate user of tomorrow. In theory, Microsoft Windows is already winning the tablet race without one actual tablet product. Go, Microsoft.

    1. “Ninety-eight percent of current consumers using iPads are really going to enjoy the next wave of Windows Slates that Microsoft will be seeding to the smart consumer. Every Windows Slate will come with a stylus to boost productivity 1000% over iPad apps. The iPad user of today will be the Windows Slate user of tomorrow. In theory, Microsoft Windows is already winning the tablet race without one actual tablet product. ”

      What a scream! Thanks, I needed a good laugh today:)

    2. Top trolling, mate! You’ve caught quite a few fish who really should know better.

      As for the iPad… yeah, let’s see what Q1 brings and if it’s more iPod Touch (i.e. mainly gift market with a seasonal spike) or iPhone (increasing growth curve over time).

      It’s nice bit of kit though.

  4. @Mo Hasan
    There are plenty of other computer manufacturers and yet Apple makes a good deal of money selling computers without having to be the largest computer manufacturer. Why should they have to be the largest tablet seller to be a valid competitor in the space? Closed systems (vertically integrated) are working just fine for Apple.

    @Ballmer’s Boyz
    Being insulting doesn’t improve your point.

    1. @slaws
      Apple will continue to be successful in the next couple of years. With all their cash and humongous market cap they are not going anywhere. However I believe Apple has reached their peak. In order to maintain the high expectations of the stock market and increased competition from HTC, Google, Microsoft etc they will have a hard time keeping up with the kind of margins they have been pulling off. At the end of the day it is all about global market share in the personal computing space. The horrendous working conditions of Foxconn (their manufacturing partner) is not going to help their cause either. Have you heard the latest? http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/man-show-spins-story-steve-jobs-genius-shocking/story?id=12743763.

      P.S. Still love my Iphone. Just stating the facts. No haters please.

    1. @eidard
      Auto industry has progressed at a snail’s pace. Look out your window do you see any flying cars? Mercedes survived because there were limited players and little innovation in that industry in the past 50 years. Tech industry on the other hand is progressing at break neck speed which makes it very hard for a limited premium market share company like Apple’s to survive in the long haul. Don’t believe me look at Android. It has literally killed Iphone’s smart phone market domination in less then a year. Next stop tablets.

      eideard. How many people know who is the current CEO of Mercedes? Do you? How about Apple’s CEO?. I bet everybody knows the answer to that. Steve Job totalitarian regime has a very high risk factor for a public company. Steve Job himself and his health. Do you think Apple can survive without Steve? I don’t.

      P.S. Love you Apple. Love you Iphone. Just stating the facts. My tip for you Apple. Diversify. There is a greater pie in the sky called “enterprise”. Tap into it. Consumer smucks like me will leave you in a heart beat but enterprises make better long last partners. Can I get a Amen. …A-hem…Microsoft…Oracle…IBM.

      Sorry about my foolish banter eideard.

  5. Just got back from a cruise last weekend. My father in law brought his iPad – he played games on it and we all checked our email when we pulled into San Juan. 3 of his 4 daughters had iPad touches + 1 friend had an iPhone 4.

    I saw a several iPads on the ship, but that number was eclipsed by mostly kindles and other ereaders.

    The irony is that I convinced my wife, pre marriage, in ’02 to go mac. She’s on her second mac laptop since then and doesn’t own any other mac products. I left my iPod classic on the plane (while trying to keep a 2 yr old from screaming) and probably won’t replace it with an Apple product – yet while I consider myself to have historied support of apple products, I’m not convinced that their products are necessarily the best value anymore for non-mobile people (like parents).

  6. And this is only the first release of the iPad.
    I believe this year we will see a lighter device, with even better battery life and processing power.
    I think that the iPad is the future of the MacBook and it started showing the path already. See how the MacBook Air already incorporated some of the iPad’s benefits. I am expecting to see some of this features like the instant on and more gestures oriented controls in the next line of MacBook PROs.

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