Skip to comments.The iPad Is Unbeatable: Why Apple’s tablet competitors don’t stand a chance—and maybe never will
Posted on 03/12/2012 5:30:39 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
Imagine you run a large technology company not named Apple. Lets say youre Steve Ballmer, Michael Dell, Meg Whitman, Larry Page, or Intels Paul Otellini. How are you feeling today, a day after Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the new iPad? Are you discounting the device as just an incremental improvement, the same shiny tablet with a better screen and faster cellular access? Or is it possible you had trouble sleeping last night? Did you toss and turn, worrying that Apples new device represents a potential knockout punch, a move that will cement its place as the undisputed leader of the biggest, most disruptive new tech market since the advent of the Web browser? Maybe your last few hours have been even worse than that. Perhaps youre now paralyzed with confusion, fearful that you might be completely boxed in by the iPadthat there seems no good way to beat it.
For your sake, my hypothetical CEO friend, I hope youre frightened.
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Not mentioned so far is that AAPL owns the supply chain. Competitors need to have access to the same parts in the same quanities, but they cannot buy what is already sold to AAPL.
Catalogue makers want high-res displays for their products - only the new iPad offers resoultions equalling high end print, medical professionals have already snapped up quanities of iPad 2s but the new iPad will make their 10K desktop an antique. Would you rather a doctor looks at your x-rays on an android, ansus or on some crappy 4bit tablet display?
A million more pixels than an HD TV is saying something.
Then there is the USAF buying 18,000 of them.
One must keep in mind all those vaunted competitors are up against the largest compay in history.
And that compay makes its own hardware while the competitors buy off-the-shelf componets - meaning it just a question of who connects which part to another in which order - they are all the same thing, with only the OS and other software to distinguish them freom each other.
I think the competitors were so busy making cheap stuff that when the iPad showed up, they were fast asleep and only now are trying to rose themselves only to find they have been Left Behind :)
Apple will still be a very capable company without Steve Jobs. It’s just a reality that without him, Apple just won’t have the same street cred.
That’s the problem Android has had. Android is a very capable operating system, but there’s nobody who could speak for it like Steve Jobs was able to speak for the Iphone and Ipad.
That's what they were saying about Windows Phone 7, flop.
You mean the Nexus that has a screen far too big to be usable as a phone? Apple is doing the right thing by not following the current trend of bigger and bigger screens on "phones." By the mid 90s cell phones could easily fit in pockets. Why are these manufacturers going backwards?
For myself at least, 4 inches is about how big a phone should be.
If it gets bigger, it’s not has holdable. If it’s smaller, even if you have incredible resolution, details can be lost when watching a video or looking at a picture.
I think 4 inches is the sweet spot for phones. I think 10 inches is the sweet spot for tablets, though I can appreciate some body with artistic aspirations like the new 13 inch tablets that are available.
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I’ve seen charts that show that Windows has out sold Android, if you take into account that the new Windows phone has only been out for a short time.
I’m not saying that Windows will become a big factor or anything, but it can only be considered a flop, if you thought that Android was also a flop in its beginning.
The “Zune” of the tablet world?
Main selling points:
1) It’s heavier now.
2) “Made in China”.
I sure want to spend a lot of money on one.
I have an iPad and love this freaking thing. It’s worth triple what it costs.
My wife has a 4" phone, and that's pushing it. I really liked the new RAZR, but the screen size is what killed any possibility of me buying it. BTW, the iPhone has more pixels than the RAZR at 4.3".
Both were. All anyone was saying about both was basically "Don't worry, the next version will be worth buying." Even Google says Android pretty much sucked until version 4.
Yes! The Apple Lisa will cream Windows 3.2, and Apple will take over the consumer PC market! They will own WYSIWYG!
Oh, wait... did I skip a few years...? ;)
The Samsung galaxy III is supposed to be better than 1080p.
At 1080, most can’t see individual pixelation.
so if you’re into Android, that’s probably the phone a person wants.
Read the reviews from the industry and you’ll see they love it and think it’s the one thing that can beat iPad.
If we went by the blog community then Ron Paul would be winning the primary.
And that doesn't even include all the Windows Mobile Professional, Windows Mobile Standard and Windows Mobile Classic flavors which all bombed.
Their cumulative sales probably don't even equal a single year's sales of iPhone.
>> “For myself at least, 4 inches is about how big a phone should be.” <<
I use my phone for talking on, not looking at pictures. I don’t even know where I’d hide that 4” brick, my shirt pocket is only 3 1/4” wide. My flip phone is 1.9” wide, and 4.3” long, and has real keys so I can punch in the rght number the first time, every time.
Here’s why you have no clue...
Nokia windows phones are making a big hit in the world’s largest smart phone market. CHINA. iphone is toast.
I seriously doubt that I’ll ever own an Apple anything.