There was actually a time during the Apple iPhone’s launch that a Bloomberg news columnist (Matthew Lynn) said Apple’s new iPhone was cool but will hardly make a dent in the mobile devices market. His exact words were:
“Apple will sell a few to its fans, but the iPhone won’t make a long-term mark on the industry.”
Can you say big booboo in judgement? Today, Apple is the worlds largest (revenue) mobile devices company. Larger than mobile divisions of Sony, Samsung, and even Nokia. Apple is a $50 billion revenue churning company… with the bulk of its momentum starting after the release of the iPhone.
Why am I bringing up all this Apple talk? Well just a few days ago, they unveiled their latest mobile device… the iPad. It will be the bridge between phone and laptop… something that I think will instantly demolish netbooks. I’m not even kidding, netbooks are so annoyingly slow they’re pretty much just a slower, weaker laptop.
First off a disclaimer, I’m not an Apple fan-boy… I don’t have an iPhone, iPod touch.. not even a plain old iPod. So why am I so excited? I will openly admit, I am a geek and being a guy.. most definitely a gadget head. If I’m driving by a Bestbuy, I watch as it fades away in my rear view mirror :tears:… if I walk by an Apple store, I HAVE to go inside just because they have all the toys out for you to play with. Then of course, if I walk by a Brookstone… I have to sit down on their massage chairs lol. I just love gadgets. Period.
So back to the iPad, why am I all geeked up? I think it will be an awesome photography presentation device. I think showcasing photos alone to clients with an iPad will get you some business. First off, they will not be able to resist holding and playing with the iPad… then as they are mesmerized by the screen.. you show them how awesome the photos you just took of them look. Flip flip flip through the pictures will equal = Chaa… chiiiing! Print orders, print orders and more print orders. Because, Apple makes an optional camera connection accessory kit, you know the engineers had photographers in mind while developing the iPad. Oh, Epson and their mobile multimedia photo viewers will absolutely hate the iPad too.
Anyways, I can’t wait to play with the iPad at the Apple stores. If you’re geeked out and must have more info, check out the following… especially the iPad release video.
- Apple iPad release video
- Apple iPad specs
- Steve Job’s keynote release video
- Scott Kelby’s getting 2 iPads.
- Terry White’s initial thoughts of the iPad.
What do you think about the iPad, are you going to buy one?