2010 Apple iPad
Business, Engineering

Oh the iPad

If todays iPad event happened six thousand years ago it might have played out like this;

And on the twenty seventh day of the first month of the two thousandth and tenth year the gods of Apple decided to bless the mortals of the earth with a bounty of media, email and photos. And the mortals rejoiced greatly looking upon the work of the Apple and seeing that it was good. And due to the personal nature of this gift, it’s texture and flatness the name iPad was bestowed upon it by the mortals. But, outside the garden were mortals who were jealous of the gods. “Why have the gods not seen fit to give us a camera or allow us to partake in the games of Flash or even output our video at 1080i?”. These mortals thought they knew more than the gods, they became insolent and hoped the righteous mortals choked on their iPads. They ┬áhad forgotten about all the wonderful contributions Apple had given them to date including the modern user interface not to mention the 50.2 billion dollar track record the gods had already set.

These rebellious mortals began to bicker, plan and build altars to the gods of Microsoft, Dell and Asus. These mortal became jealous of the power Apple wielded. After many offerings and sacrifices the false gods were unable to extinguish the fire of the iPad.

2010 Apple iPad

All joking aside there are some interesting things to take into consideration. It seems as if most people love or hate the new iPad. Some excellent points were made today at the event. I do believe that the iPad fits a specific second screen market. For instance, if you are watching TV and want to use the internet then your smartphone is probably too small. Your laptop is too large, hot and bulky and your netbook is too small/slow. The iPad does provide a light, thin quick second screen experience. Don’t get me wrong i don’t really believe that it is a perfect device (handed down by Gods).

I would like to see;

  • Wireless Syncing
  • Flash Support (Fancst.com, hulu.com)
  • Silverlight support (netflix.com)
  • IR port (Use as universal remote)
  • Larger SSD (150 Gig)
  • Camera (Skype)

For a Rev 1 device in a totally new vertical you have to admit this is a good start. Remember it is not a netbook, Apple once again has sat back and watched the netbook craze compiled user feedback and positioned themselves within this new vertical.

Now for untapped goodness. Let’s just say that people outside of the Apple fanboys hate the iPad and it gains no traction with the mainstream user base. Apple has already positioned themselves with businesses. Get a iPad download the Saleforce.com app and you have a technical advantage of other salesman in your field. Even if Apple fails they win, i like those odds.

Many including myself will critique Apple at times, second guess and ask for more. No matter what we say or do we have to admit, Dang, they know how to make $$$.

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