Originally Posted by Jetz
That may not have been a big deal on an iPhone. But on a mobile computing platform, that's a handicap for sure.
Yup, you get 10 billion downloads from by having a severe handicap
When we come back to this thread in a year, what's going to be your explanation? Why does the size of the iPad negate the iPhone/AppStore model? Just because it's larger? I wasn't aware that simply changing the size of a device also affected the model under which a device operates to such a radical degree.
Changing the size my challenge your perception
about how such a device should work, but I assure you the iPad isn't targeted at you or your perceptions. It's something different, something new. It's targeted at non-technical users (or technical users like me who, at the end of the day, just want something that will work when we need it) and that's a much larger market than the market currently being served by "traditional computing".
I can see the iPad replacing my fathers iBook, and him being instantly more productive with it. It's a far more fluid and intuitive experience than a full-blown computer. He doesn't need
a full blown computer, nor does he really want
a full blown computer. He want's access to information (the web) and to communicate with his friends (email). The iPad will do that in spades, and it will do that far more reliably than even an Mac OSX laptop will - never mind a PC. Reliability, ease of use, meeting his needs - those are things he
cares about - not endless checklists of often contradictory features. eBooks are a double bonus that he will enjoy. He would never buy a Kindle or read an electronic book on a notebook, but it's almost second nature on an iPad due to it's form factor.That's
the potential here, and one that I think will be easily realized going forward. To call it a prediction is almost criminal...
Oh yeah, there are more of him than there are of you