"No one will buy the iPad... it is just a big iPod touch.
One was so bold enough to say he will eat his Blackberry Phone(???) if his prediction did not come true. I have yet to see the proof that he kept his word.
Not only did the iPad found its own users, it was such a very fast acceptance of a product of Apple that the likes of Microsoft, and others have tried, but never succeeded. And, so, they thought Apple would suffer similar fate as their own failure.
15 million original iPad buyers proved them wrong.
If I were one of the Apple/Steve Jobs haters & detractors, pundits, pseudo techno-analysts who made such predictions before even testing the original iPad, and kept maintaining that their perspectives/delusions must be how other people -- I would be more cautious making such unfounded and bold predictions.
Instead, they still maintain their delusions without so much as providing any proof:
a lot of people did not buy "... the original iPad is nothing but a big iPod touch"???"
Though I do not have any survey to show, i would not be too surprised if many iPad buyers never even knew or used the iPod touch. And, if they knew or heard about it, many might have considered that the iPod touch does not suit their purpose. The latter notion is supported that the type of activities and the duration spent for these activities are quite different between the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.Size matters.
Any person who is perceptive and does some simple ruminations would come to a conclusion that a small Boeing Jumbo Jet is nothing but a big Cessna Jet, even if both are jets and are meant to transport people. Anyone who wants to debate this does not warrant any response.
That sensible people can find a more purposeful use of the iPad, and even can play a very key role in their profession is proven by my interactions with a few during the iPad2 launch on Friday. Last Sunday afternoon, I ended up not doing my work why at the Boylston Apple Store because I got into a productive discussion with a professional photographer. He has all these computers (a notebook, the original iPad) and external drives. He has at home servers and desktops to process his movies and photographs. He bought the original iPad for portability. On Sunday, he has his iPad and a MacBookPro because with the help of the local Apple staff, he was able finally to work on a proprietary Canon movie he took a few years back for a customer. He did not know how to transfer the proprietary video from his other Canon camera to iMovie, a problem that the staff at Apple was able to solve.
Yes, there was an "App for his need"
that the Apple staff helped him find, and will be richer because he can now deliver the finished goods to his client.
He uses his original iPad not only on the move, but also to show his clients the finished product.
Why don't you just use the iPod touch? It is cheaper and even more portable, and the iPad is nothing but a big iPod touch
, they say.
Try persuading a professional photographer, artist with that thinking. And let me know how well you will fare.2011 is the Year of the Copycat
One can make a twist that this year would be indeed a year when there will be a banner of iPad-copycats, even among manufacturers who once tried but failed.
Remember the famous statement of Bill Gates regarding the original iPad? Now the company he founded, has been trying to come up with an iPad killer.
Originally Posted by Firefly7475
The iPad's a lightweight, portable, secure, limited functionality computing device with a curated application store and a screen that's big enough to be useful.
I think it's safe to say most people bought the iPad because
it's "a big iPod touch".