The worst kept secret is out.
What does that mean for your client? The tablet will run all of the current apps in either full screen mode, or it will play it in the same aspect ratio you’d see on an iPhone screen.
There’s no doubt that the want (let’s not talk about actual need) for this is going to be huge; we know the game market for this is going to be monstrous, but this is also going to be a valuable platform for marketing.
Imagine you want to build your brand through user interactivity and create an interactive treasure hunt using either the iPhone or iPad for your treasure map. Because the iPad is based on the iPhone SDK, you can develop for the iPhone and iPad user nearly simultaneously. Both have internal compasses and rich, graphic interfaces that can lead the user wherever they wish.
Another place the iPad will excel is for management. A manager no longer will have to lug around a laptop to take notes or to schedule meetings, they can carry the very thin and very light iPad to meetings or presentations. I know a few people in our office are going to be begging for this the moment it comes out just for Keynote alone.
It’s going to be interesting to see what the ownership of this device expands to, but I believe it has the potential to be huge.
iPad at a glance:
- ‘MLB At Bat’ app is worth the price!
- WiFi and 30-Pin Connector really push this to the top
- All models are unlocked.
- .5 inches thin, 1.5 pounds
- 10 hours battery life
- AT&T will be the 3G provider
- Out in 60 days (from January 27, 2010)
- Accessories on the way
- $499 – 16GB Wifi
- $599 – 32GB Wifi
- $699 – 64GB Wifi
- $629 – 16GB Wifi + 3G
- $729 – 32GB Wifi + 3G
- $829 – 64GB Wifi + 3G
For more information about the iPad, visit Apple.com/iPad.