Tablet technologies stem from the need of a technology for representation, communication, planning, and coordination, in businesses and government (García, Quesada-Arencibia, Candela, Carrasco, & González, 2012) to bridge the gap between desktops and laptops, and between laptops and mobile phones (Kolakowski, 2012), for anywhere and anytime productivity, and provide suitable computing systems for information systems technologies. The augmented connections to markets and organizations permit training and learning, using virtualization and hosting technologies (Rine, 2003). The user-friendly and portable natures of tablets encourage users to purchase applications (apps) to enhance user quality and experience. Publishers seek to produce high quality reading content in formats that appeal to traditional advertisers. In addition, Bring Your Own Device (BOYD) program, allows employees to bring their personal device to workplace contributes to the diffusion of tablets. Moreover, the push for products diversification and gain for market shares of companies such as Samsung, Motorola, and other Android tablet makers continue to increase the diffusion of tablets as each company strive to perfect its competitive advantage. Apple, with its iPad tablets, increases its market share (Kolakowski, 2012) to rank almost neck to neck with Samsung. Tablets are the new way of interacting with anything and unlocking data and accessing function in every environment.
To bridge the gap between laptops and iPhones and laptops, the Apple co-founder, a thinker, inventor, and innovator Steve Jobs introduced iPad, in 2010, only to die a year later. The iPad tablets became a second source of renaissance for Apple (Hopkins, 2012). Jobs, a keynote speaker, advertiser, and a marketer was able to convince the manufacturers and gain worldwide market, with advanced technologies (Murphy, 2011) in iPhones, iPods, and iPads, which enabled Apple to gain its market shares. During the iPad introduction, Jobs updated the App Store, which provided mostly free apps, through iTunes, which runs on both Apple and Windows-based operating systems. Using the company’s website for posting key points of his message, Steve Jobs reached out to a global audience (Hopkins, 2012).
From the development phase, Apple encountered some hardware and technological problems such as weak Wi-Fi, overheating, and low battery. These problems would lead to the introduction of iPad2 and later on mini-iPads. Existing and new customers Apple owners, government, business organizations, scholars, educational institutions, learners of all ages constitute the target market
Any one who owns iPads would testify that Apple has a sense of packaging, marketing, and distribution. Apple adopts a push-pull marketing strategy of iPads to enable the company to lead over Samsung, Motorola, Toshiba, Lenovo, and Acer. The iPad has set the standards for other devices, which the competitors manufacture (Fredette, 2012). Graziano (2012) provided data for the market share of the various competitors (table 1).
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IntroductionWithout keyboard Finger-based tablets like iPads provide a bridge betweendesktops and laptops andbetween laptops and mobilephones, in the world of business,training, and education, andprovide multi-points access forthe millennial generation. Skossivi
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Development Encountered Problems were encountered in the development process for your innovation Hardware (Over-Heating, Battery Life) Software (Wi-Fi) The intended audience for your innovation Government Business Organizations Educational Institutions Existing and New Apple Owners Learners of all Ages Worldwide Skossivi
Commercialization The production, manufacturing Packaging Marketing and Distribution of iPads. Skossivi