Apple’s iPad turned two this Friday. In spite of a flurry of rivals, the Apple tablet has continued to dominate the market and still has no signs of any decay in the momentum.
Two years may seem a short span of time but iPads are omnipresent and have become an important part of the mass making it difficult to picture a time without them. The tool has emerged to be a portable mobile computing platform that has the capability to replace the conventional laptops in various cases.
But on the other hand, iPad – the advanced concept of tablet PC, is genuinely still having a beginning. Apple’s latest launched features of iOS 5, iTunes Match, iCloud and iBooks 2, make iPad a more capable gadget that expands its list of uses.
Apple iPad is permeating the mass with a great pace. We go to the airport or the coffee shop, a number of hands are carrying the apple tablet. Surprisingly, I also find a few people capturing pictures and videos with their iPads.
Recently, I have come across a few alternate tablets creeping into the hands of the customers. At the Houston Marathon, someone was using a 7-inch HTC Flyer to click pictures and at my daughter’s gymnastic class a lady was using a Motorola Xoom. The ones that have gained the maximum attention though, are the flops such as BlackBerry PlayBook and HP TouchPad.
The sheer count of Apple iPad’s rivals is a testimonial of the victory of it. There already exists a long list of the tablets that have come and gone within a short period of time with the iPad around. Amazon Kindle Fire is the first device that could Apple iPad a slight competition. The market share of different tablets in various countries is though inevitable.
The Tablet is two but still a nascent technology and brains both inside and outside Apple are working on advanced ways to use it. It would be interesting years later to check the past track-record of the iPad and discover what the tablet has achieved and whether it has continued to maintain its dominance.