Sorry Steve Jobs, but the iPad just isn't "revolutionary". At all.
I mean, come on. It's an iTouch for old people who have trouble reading small text. That's it. Nothing new. Nothing special. Yet, the tech marketplace is flooded with tablets from companies including Apple, Dell, Samsung, Blackberry, and ACER. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but this is exactly what I was talking about in my last post about corporations divying out a monopoly. Apple is arguably the McDonalds of the technology sector, as they lead the pack with new innovations. They subsequently get the business of the largest market share for said product. The iPad was first, then came the Blackberry Playbook, and then the Galaxy Tab, etc. The whole tablet idea is -- at least to me -- a stupid one. But sure enough, people buy 'em. And if consumers are consuming, then the companies will inevitably milk this temporary market trend for profit.
Let's think about it from Samsung's perspective. OK -- so Apple has a firm grip on the tablet market, and it doesn't look like they're going to budge. Samsung has a couple of options: 1) Try and compete with and out-sell Apple in the tablet market (and risk having to actually out-innovate Apple with subsequent product releases), or 2) Feign competition between Samsung and Apple and accept the #2 or #3 spot in the tablet market by merely "following" Apple's design and adding no real new alterations, thus augmenting the inevitable obselescence of the product, and thus giving all corporations involved more time to "milk" the market for $$$ by slowing the innovative process. Tablets are a dumb innovation and Samsung knows it, but they can make their own model and advertise it in an attempt to curb at least SOME of the profit from the superfluous consumer tablet industry.
It's capitalism, I suppose...but it sure ain't competition…
What's YOUR take on tablets?