Archive for May, 2010

iPad – Apple for ‘next big thing’?

May 30th, 2010 by Heather Maloney

I’m often asked what the next big thing is going to be in the IT industry. I’ve been thinking lately about Apple’s amazing success with the iPhone and how many people who are PC users through and through (myself included) have embraced the iPhone as a must have due to how easy it is to use. I continually hear stories of pain trying to get smart phones setup to receive emails and connect to the internet; with an iPhone it’s a breeze.

Given Apple’s recent amazing successes, it struck me the ‘next big thing’ in technology is probably going to come from Apple, and perhaps that ‘next big thing’ will be the iPad. Whilst initial reviews show that there is a long way to go for the iPad to be really useful, Apple wasn’t initially successful with the iPhone either, but made changes based on user feedback.

Australians have shown themselves to be keen to take up the new technology with Apple stores around the country selling more than anticipated, with uncertainty around when new stock will arrive.

Do you have an iPad or know someone who does? We’d love to hear your thoughts.

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