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Risks/Challenges in Implementation Security experts worried about phishing attacks and browser exploits Incompatible with many websites Top luxury brand sites requiring Adobe http://www.chanel.com/ Adobe Flash Reader Drain on battery life Competition: Samsung Galaxy Tab, Toshiba Folio, Dell Streak, Blackberry Blackpad, HP Slate http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQRrCUyYeE8 Need unique feature to attract customers away from iPad
Resources Required Internet Battery Life Dependent on what is used Third Party Involvement Technical Knowledge Protection and Carrying Space Apps becoming too expensive? Interpath - $179.99 iRa Pro - $899.99
Resources Created “All in One” concept Seemingly unlimited resources Over 150,000 applications Email efficiency Business efficiency Doctors Gaming Companies Newspaper and Magazines Organization Constant social network and blog updates E-Books Tops Kindle because iPad is also a computer…interactive reading
Business Approach to iPad Consumer not businesses oriented Mercedes-Benz Information Systems Strategy Triangle Office life, delivery, sales, retail, real estate, finance professionals Medical Community Environmentally friendly- reduce paper
Success or Failure? First product of its kind – huge advantage More affordable than laptop computer BUT: many complaints Heavy, no camera/video chat, no USB, closed app market, AT&T only Problems for businesses: not compatible with Microsoft Office, no multitasking
Future of iPad Dependent on reaction to competition Samsung Galaxy Tab iPad 2.0 Software update
Questions 1. Do you think that your life would benefit/change from having the iPad? Any different or better than having a laptop? 2. What’s your opinion on Apple’s product refreshment cycle? Is it a good business strategy? Do you think original owners of the iPad feel cheated? 3. Technology crave or truly revolutionary product? 4. Would you use an iPad to replace your books/textbooks?