I’ve read numerous tech blogs since I posted my view of the iPad yesterday. Here’s what I see in the future of computing. iPads.
Ok, well not the actual iPad because it sucks. While it sucks, I think the iPad is going to open an entirely new market of tablet computers (even though the iPad isn’t an actual tablet) and computers in general. From this point on I’m going to refer to iPad similar devices as iTablets. HP just announced and released a video of its slate, which looks almost identical to the iPad. There is really BA one in development, which I’m embarrassed to say I forgot the brand name.
While the there aren’t many of these iTablet devices on the market yet. I have seen quite a few designs and pictures of things to come. The market is going to full of iTablet devices soon. When Apple unveiled the iPod, there were a lot of competitors but Apple beat them in the end. Unlike the iPod, I don’t think Apple is going to beat microsoft (or whoever the competition is) in this area at least not with the iPad.
Here’s my prediction: by 2014 at least 40-60% of the American population will have completely moved away from computers as we know them, desktops and laptops, and they will have moved to iTablets. Possibly everything will be done on cell phones, because a lot already is.
Who knows? There are probably some analyst that know the exact numbers, but I’m not one of them. I am excited for the market the iPad has opened, I’m still disappointed in Jobs for the iPad though. Oh and yes the title “Touching Tech Predictions” is a pun because to be a tablet it basically has to have a touch screen.
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