Former Windows chief Steven Sinofsky wrote a blog post about how his team were caught off guard by the iPad.
The success of iPhone (140K apps & 3B downloads announced that day) blinded us at Microsoft as to where Apple was heading. Endless rumors of Apple’s tablet *obviously* meant a pen computer based on Mac. Why not? The industry chased this for 20 years. That was our context.
It’s a good read. Everyone expected Apple to compete with netbooks. They did, but not by creating their own Mac netbook.
Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad on January 27, 2010. Since then it has remained a steadfast product in Apple’s ecosystem, although only recently has Apple pushed the device forward with the introduction of iPadOS. Tim Cook once said: “The iPad is the clearest expression of our vision of the future of personal computing.“ Here’s to the next ten years to see what the iPad becomes.
—Sent from my iPad
It’s the tenth anniversary of the iPad. Steve Jobs introduced the device on January 27, 2010. Nathan Ingraham writes about the iPad but insists Apple is still trying to kill laptops. But I think he disproves his own point when he shares what Mr. Jobs said:
Shortly after the iPad launch, Jobs nailed his famous metaphor, comparing iPads to cars and traditional laptops and PCs to trucks, saying he believed that for most people, a car met all their needs. That clearly has not come to pass for a majority of computer users, but that doesn’t mean Jobs was wrong.
The metaphor is correct. Apple isn’t trying to kill laptops, they’re saying that for many people iPads are a good alternative. Alternative, not replacement.
We have a deal on Luxitude, a tablet and smartphone holder and stand, combined. It features adjustable arms that fit most tablets and phones from 4″ to 11″. It rotates 360° for the best viewing, and has suction cups that make it easy to pop off and fold up to move from surface to surface. A padded holder protects the device from scratching, falling, or slipping. It’s $33.99 through our deal.
LAS VEGAS – At CES this week, Brydge was showing off their new Brydge Pro+ Keyboard with Trackpad for iPad Pro. Leveraging iPadOS’s AssistiveTouch to add a cursor-like dot to the screen, using the trackpad feels smooth and natural throughout. Available for pre-order now, Brydge Pro+ is $229.99 for the 12.9” iPad Pro, and $199.99 for the 11” model.
Apple is introducing a Today at Apple creative session that has customers designing posters inspired by Apple TV+ shows.
Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss purchasing iPad accessories, and how streaming original shows stack up.
Brydge announced the Pro+ keyboard today for the iPad Pro. It’s different than previous products because this one has a trackpad built in.
Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to look back at the previous decade of Apple news and notable events.
Apple devices are popular gifts, and you or a friend or family member probably got one for the holidays. Here’s what do do with them.
Dave Hamilton and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss setting up new gear and picks for those new iPhones and iPads.
Time has picked three Apple devices in its list of the 10 Best Gadgets of the 2010s. The devices are the iPad, Apple Watch, and AirPods.
We have a deal on the Shure MV88 Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone, a high-quality condenser mic for iOS and iPadOS devices. It’s MFi-certified, features 5 DSP preset modes (Speech, Singing, Flat, Acoustic Instrument, Loud), matched cardioid and bi-directional 0.4″ (1cm) cartridges, and other high-end features. It’s $149 through our deal.
Apple launched its Black Friday deals just after midnight on Friday, with gift cards back on AirPods, Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, and Mac. We have the details in the full story.
Satechi announced today the release of its compact Bluetooth keyboard featuring a full keyboard layout with dedicated number keys.
The more hardware Apple sells, the more people sign up for services. But the opposite may also be happening. Services also drive iPad sales in new ways.
If you’ve purchased the seventh generation iPad you might be happy to know that Brydge’s 10.2-inch keyboard for this model is now available
iOS 13.2 includes Deep Fusion, a camera-focused technology announced in September. It also includes support for the newly-announced AirPods Pro, more than 70 new emojis, and new features for Siri, the Home app, and multiple bug fixes.
Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple’s Linux similarities, and how to decide which iPad to buy.
Apple recently started selling Microsoft’s Xbox wireless controller on its online store. Currently though it’s unavailable for purchase.