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?
You know, of course, that “iTablet” is an awful name that sounds like some sort of medication? Apple already has a perfectly good registered trademark that they’re not currently using — the iBook.
“iTablet” is not a very good name, I agree. But it’s shorter than “The Tablet From Apple.” I’m not sure they’d use iBook, though. We’ll see.
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“No one wants to deal with that except people who like to deal with that.”
I know. Long on AAPL here. People have no idea how big this is going to be.
I couldn’t agree more. The iTablet will revolutionize computing forever. Apple is about to make the PC, and many other devices obsolete and most people don’t even see it coming.
So much for Windows 7.
Apple’s tablet device will be to net books what the iPod was to mp3 players. It will be stylish and easy to use. It will be criticized for its price and other things (built in battery?) and will still be hugely successful. The price will drop after ten or twelve months and then the device will be upgraded on a fairly regular schedule. In a year or so there will be ten or twenty nearly identical looking competitors, none of whom will come close in terms of market share. Or it could fail completely and the company will go bankrupt. Oh, wait wasn’t that the prediction for the iMac, the iPod, the iPhone…
You people keep forgetting about the cheapsters of the world. No matter how well designed or useful the Apple tablet is, the cheapsters will only want to pay about $350 for it. The cost of a crappy, underpowered netbook. There are more people in this world who don’t care about quality or customer support or brand loyalty. They only buy on the cheap. Apple will be unable to sell to the masses for that reason. It’s likely the Apple tablet will be at least $800. There are people now that don’t even want to pay that much for an Apple unibody MacBook. How can Apple sell any goods to these sort of people. They believe that Apple products are no better than some knock-off item and won’t consider paying a higher price. Basically, these people will wait for another company to copy Apple and then buy the near-cloned article for half-price. The only thing Apple has going for them will be to lock the tablet closely to the iTunes Store media content and then no matter what type of clone is being sold, they won’t have access to iTunes and the cheapsters will be screwed.
Still, the tablet will be big and should sell in the millions, especially if Apple can invade the educational space for students of all ages.
“That complexity is what will ensure the unprecedented success of the iTablet.”
“The Apple iTablet will offer people a peace of mind no other tablet device will offer.”
“And that’s why the iTablet will sell like no other device in history.”
Do you have access to something the rest of us don’t? I ask because that’s a whole big bag of hype for something that thus far is vaporware. The tablet computer form factor has been around for years and I doubt fanboy hype is going to make it any more useful than it already is. Too big to be pocketable, too small to be productive with and too expensive for 90% of the people who buy computers. I hate to rain on the parade of all of the AAPL shills here but Windows, Linux and Android aren’t going away anytime soon.
>>>but Windows, Linux and Android aren’t going away anytime soon.
>>>No matter how well designed or useful the Apple tablet is, the cheapsters will only want to pay about $350 for it.
Both of you obviously didn’t read this:
The Coming Android Mini-Tablet Flood