Last week I wrote an article about why Android will fall, short of understanding the argument behind it, this will turn into a like argument.
The iPad won’t be replaced anytime soon. Below are thoughts, opinions, all back by what I believe to be solid foundations to back this argument.
The iPad isn’t moving from it’s top spot for a long time.
Here is why:
The iPad was one of, if not the first device of it’s kind to hit the market. It definitely was the first to do it right.
This is a huge point when it comes to the overall success of Apple’s beloved tablet.
If you are first to the dinner table you get the run of the table, if you are first to the ball you usually will score a goal. Why would it be any different with the iPad?
This point may also become sizes. Right now, after trying on many a device, the size of the iPad is perfect. This probably plays into point one that it was the first and set the bar with it’s size, it’s body and it’s look.
iOS is arguably the best operating system out there for mobile devices. What seals the deal to make it the best is the Apple App Store. iOS is the operating system to beat on many levels. While Android is Fragmented, iOS is the perfect opposite. Locked down, yet able to be jailbroken. It’s maintained by Apple, but updated often. iOS runs on all devices, as it should. The iPad benefits from iOS in so many ways, and eventually will lead to a touch Macbook Pro of some sort and the extension of MacOS at a ner point in our future.
Apple’s integrated hardware and software solutions leads to our next and final point.
Manufacturing and Design
In an article I wrote a while ago, I discussed Mac vs PC and the argument here holds true here.
Mac OS and Hardware is unbeatable. The sole fact that the OS and the hardware are made by the same folks and come out of the same place make me feel much better than dealing with 3rd party software drivers, hardware drivers, motherboard drivers and all of that crap that comes with setting up PCs and Laptops running Windows.
While specific to a PC versus Mac argument, it hols true in a Mac versus the tablet world argument.
The manufacturing or the device itself along with the software on it gives the end user a seamless experience. It allows for the fluidity of the user interface, the gestures, the touch.
Yes, I am an iPad fan, owner and enthusiast, but I am never one to completely close off the options.
When it comes to the iPad, there are no other options in my eyes.
What do you think, will Android and some third party piece of hardware beat out the iPad? Or will Apple need to make a mistake to fall from it’s throne?