This quick post is for all of my non gadget-geek readers that likely had no idea that Apple launched the iPad today at 1PM EST. What is the iPad? There are enough search results on Google to keep you busy for a while. But before you do that, watch this video:
My big three take-aways:
- It leverages the existing Apple application platform. Basically, it has hit the ground running with 140,000 apps already developed for it.
- The iBooks store. This will kill existing e-readers unless they agree on a common platform, which likely won’t happen.
- Smart positioning. It’s not meant to replace your smartphone or your laptop. It’s a third device that effectively fills the gap in between and still manages to fit into your briefcase.