Steve Jobs: iPad - no competitor yet

Submitted by contador wanarua | Category: Technology | Published on May 02, 2011
Apple CEO Steve Jobs said while the launching of iPad 2, that after the entrance of many competitors in tablets market, Apple has no competition yet, its standalone leader.

While launching iPad 2 Apple CEO Steve Jobs had some strong words for his competitors. Steve said that the original iPad, released less than a year ago, had left the competition “flummoxed”. “They went back to the drawing boards,” he said. "They tore up their designs because they weren’t competitive.”

However in my opinion competition is growing. Motorola’s Xoom tablet has had generally positive reviews; there are high hopes for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, which is expected in April while Samsung is about to release the second version of its Galaxy Tab, the first version of which was greeted enthusiastically. Those who are unconvinced by the fervour that sounds any new Apple product is largely supported by the facts with Apple having sold 15 million iPads by end of 2010. The tech giant also estimates its share of the market at 90 per cent or more for Tablets and overall, though, the tablet market remains Apple’s territory.

While plenty of copy cats are readying their first tablet computers, Apple announced its second tablet version this week. The most striking facts about iPad 2 is that its lighter and thinner than its predecessor, is powered by a faster processor and has front and back cameras for video conferencing. Importantly, iPad 2 is expected to take the existing ecosystem with a new version of Apple’s iOS operating system and around 65,000 iPad-specific applications readily available.

Steve Jobs when speaking at the iPad 2 launch reminded the audience that Apple had launched the first iPad at an unbelievable price. He added that: "People weren’t sure that it was an unbelievable price. Well, ask our competitors now..."Apple describes the iPad as a "post-PC" device, though admittedly one that has to be connected to a PC with a cable before you can use it. Talking to journalists last year, Jobs said: "I’m trying to think of a good analogy. When we were an agrarian nation, all cars were trucks. But as people moved more towards urban centres, people started to get into cars. I think PCs are going to be like trucks. Less people will need them."



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