Touch Tablet Success?
"The iTouch Tablet is about to change society as we know it."
This comment really all depends upon the execution by Apple.
What made the iPod, iPod Touch and iPhone successful?
Apple obviously figured out how to change the industries in these three areas of portable music players, PDA's (they failed the first time with the Newton), and Cell Phones.
If Apple applies the same consideration into the Tablet market, they could do well.
Making a successful consumer oriented appliance technology in a tablet which is easily manageable could be the key. Without the need for OS patches & upgrades in conjunction with virus updates, many traditional market outlets could choose the device over a portable PC or laptop:
- home theater entertainment
- eBook reading appliances
- conference centers
- church pulpits
- university professors
- university students
- audio mixing consoles
- video special effects generators
- lighting control panels
People who have used cheaply manufactured devices (made with little attention to software & hardware details) tire of the experience (due to the issues) quickly - a large number of good ideas go to the technical graveyard. An Apple "iTablet" with the engineering of a Apple MacBook Air might be accepted rapidly.
People who have used industrial devices, which have physical controls, spend a pretty penny for them - moving the technology to touch screen controls could result in a far better user experience and longevity in the device usage without substantial maintenance in cleaning sliders/pots.
If apple does this right, they could really revolutionize many industries.