First, an admission: I was wrong. Last year I said I didn’t think the iPad would be a commercial success, but it clearly is. I also said it was a just a bigger, faster iPod Touch, but it’s obvious that the large 9.7 inch LED screen makes all the difference.
Despite a clear use case for its place between the laptop and the smartphone, the iPad has captured people’s imaginations and validated the market for tablet devices. So, you think this would pave the way for the “iPad killers” and the cheap imitations that inevitably follow any successful product launch. Except one year later, this still hasn’t happened yet.