I’ve read over 100 articles, blogs, news reports on Apple’s iPad; many from those who had the pleasure to use an iPad, and most from those who did not. Predictably, the schools of thought vary considerably. Those who used an iPad seem to love it. Those who haven’t used an iPad expect it (hope?) will fail. The iPad has something the iPhone and iPod did not have.
In just 18 months, Apple’s iTunes Store has added 140,000 applications—apps, games, utilities, books—to the iPhone and iPod touch experience. That is the launching pad for the iPad. 75-million iPhone and iPod touch customers already know how to use the iPad.
It’s the iPad Launch Pad.