iPhone vs. iPad
I[Pad] hate you so much right now
Lots of people got confused by this new product because it doesn’t fall into an existing category. No, it’s not
suppose to replace your iPhone or your Macbook. As Jobs said, it’s smack in the middle.
For me, it will be a companion for my Macbook during travel or a replacement for my iPhone for casual reading.
And my daughter will love playing Angelina Ballerina on it.
But not everyone notices that a whole ecosystem is changing – lots of businesses must be sad now.
Microsoft must be wetting their pants – their HP slate with Vista 7 is still light-years away.
Amazon is going to lose big time – they can’t justify the $500 Kindle DX anymore – it’s a device that can only
be used for reading books – or ridiculous fees. They had their opportunity to capture the ebooks market, in the
same way the iPod captured the online music market, but they wasted it. Think of it for a second – if they have sold
the initial Kindle really cheap (say, $100) they would have make lots of money on books. Unfortunately, it’s too late
for them now. Is it a surprise that they announced, 6 days before the Apple event, the Kindle Development Kit that
will allow developer to build “active content”?
There are lots of other “content publishers” which will be affected by this…
The iPad will change forever the way we interact with electronic resources and there is no way back.
Funny… it might even save some newspapers!