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The Success of iPad is Not Because It’s a Pad

Due to the great success of the iPad, many PC manufacturers follow suit and rush out their versions of tablets to compete, thinking that a tablet computer is what people want.

They just don’t understand the secret. The success of iPad is not just because it is a “pad”, it is because of its OS, its hardware design, the applications running in it, and the seamless integration of these 3 things, plus, the continuous updates/upgrades/ surprises etc. etc. that have brought about the satisfaction and loyalty of its customers/users.

The success of the iPad was in fact due to the success of the iPhone, a mobile device running on a new generation OS (iOS). Most people had found that iPhone could do the kind of (simple) things (and even more) they normally do with their computers, in a much more efficient and effective manner. But the screen of iPhone may be too small for some of the tasks. So here came the iPad, a big iPhone or iPod Touch. It’s that simple. People mocked about the iPad at the beginning, but mocked as they like, iPad has become a big success.

What’s the difference in using a tablet computer that operates Windows 7? I still need to wait for 2 minutes (at least) before I can put my fingers on the device to check my emails, send text message, check an address, and do other things. I still need to wait another minute (at least) to wait for the tablet to shut down. The OS still hangs every once in a while, and I still need to worry about it being infected with virus, and need to have it re-installed. Realistically I would rather run Windows OS (if I still want to use it) properly in a desktop or decent notebook computer which have a higher processing power than a trimmed down tablet computer.

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  1. Anthony says

    全世界對你致敬, 你已經死了

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