The iPad Revolution
This is a discussion on The iPad Revolution within the iPad General Discussions forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Those that feel they must complain about everything, or laud what they like, should look at this realistically. In 50 years, we have gone from ...
Those that feel they must complain about everything, or laud what they like, should look at this realistically. In 50 years, we have gone from room size computers to the iPhone/iPod/iPad. Like it or not, Apple is Steve Jobs, and vice versa. The only problem with Jobs is his eternal conflict between designers and engineers. Jobs thinks more as a designer than an engineer. That is much of the issue with the iPhone 4. The designers had too much control over the antenna placement and the Apple secrecy kept the amount of field time down to a point that did not identify the issues.
Even with the problems with product manufacturing, experts that follow the industry realize that without the control Apple has over iTunes and Apps, products like the iPad woud not be possible. It is that confidence in the apps and the stability of the products that keep most people coming back. At some point in time, Apple will have to ease up on their control of apps, but until they have serious competition, they will not do that.
I see a lot of *****ing about what the iPad cannot do, but what about everything it does well? Think about how the iPhone was a totally new device and set the standard in smart phones. And as much as the competition has tried, every attempt to unseat the iPhone has failed. The iPad is a device with a lot of promise. Even with all the hoopla, no one has even marketed a competitor to it. There is no operating system that will work. There is no hardware that will match up. And there is no app store that matches what Apple has. When they get a product with a chance, Apple will up the stakes. It is a product for the future, and we have it today.
I do not see Sony as the competition. I also fail to see Google or any of the cell phone outfits as the way to go. Microsoft working with someone else could have a chance if they find some original thinkers. It may be one of the laptop manufacturers like HP or Dell, but both have their issues.
06-29-2010 10:06 PM
By iDan in forum Apple iPad News
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