In a prior post, I teased all of you with this:
What Vook’s running into here is precisely why the iTablet is going to be a monstrous hit — even beyond the monstrous hit of the iPhone. I won’t explain that statement right now. I’m saving that for a future post.
The post I did earlier today reminded me I should do this follow-up.
Look at this horror show:
Those are the minimum system requirements needed to ensure a smooth experience in reading a digital book — a Vook.
That complexity is what will ensure the unprecedented success of the iTablet.
People don’t want to deal with that crap.
They want to buy something and know that it will work.
That’s why there are over sixty million of the iPhone and iPod Touch out there.
No one has to dick around with “minimum system requirements” in order to view YouTube or to run any application.
The iPhone and the iPod Touch usurp such Microsoftian Babylon by becoming the new miniumum system requirements.
Every other platform can bleat about how Adobe will give them Flash capability next year. Won’t that be lovely? Having to deal with updating that damned plug-in. Having to worry about security holes. Having to wonder if the hardware you bought in early 2009 meets the “minimum system requirements” to use this new Flash to begin with. And then wondering if the shiny new hardware you bought in early 2010 will run the Flash update of late 2010!
It’s all a crock!
No one wants to deal with that except people who like to deal with that.
Over sixty million people have already voted a big fat NO! to all that.
Right now, Archos is dealing with a technical problem that could sink their new Internet Tablet. An issue the general buying public should have never encountered: YouTube no longer working.
Next year, everyone will begin to wake up to the fact the Kindle eBooks they thought they owned can’t work on that new Barnes & Noble Nook they switched to. Will they be happy?
The Apple iTablet will offer people a peace of mind no other tablet device will offer.
People want to do things, not dick around with speedbumps and compatibilities.
And that’s why the iTablet will sell like no other device in history.
Wait til you see the lines for it.
Hybrid iPhone/Print Book Glimpse Of The Future
Apple Will Break Open The Digital Book Floodgates
The Coming Android Mini-Tablet Flood
The eBook Bubble: Save Your Money!
The iPod Decade And The Steve Jobs Effect
Disney + Pixar + Marvel + Apple + iTablet
How Steve Jobs Wins, Part Two
What REALLY Delayed The Apple Tablet
What One Big Change Would An Apple iTablet Bring?