On January 27, 2010 Steve Jobs introduced the iPad. As usual at a major new Apple product unveiling, you needed a calculator to keep up with the number of times great, amazing, fantastic, amazing, and other such superlatives were thrown around. Here’s the sum-up line from Jobs that struck me that day:
Our most advanced technology in a magical & revolutionary device at an unbelievable price.
It’s fun to see just how well than line stands up today – as the iPad has proved to be every bit as revolutionary (just ask makers of netbooks and PCs watching their market share get chewed up by it) as touted and its price has still not been beaten by any similarly-featured tablet.
Needless to say I was very excited by the iPad when I saw it announced would be a huge understatement. I posted my first article on this site two days later; here’s a little slice of what I said in that first post:
I’m excited about the iPad. I want one, and will certainly get one on Day 1, and I’m excited to blog about this new device and especially about the apps that will run on it and the uses we’ll find for it.
I’m happy to say that I still feel that same excitement and enthusiasm for the iPad. It has proved to be even more of a game-changing device than I imagined. There are now over 180,000 apps designed specifically for the iPad and I’m still just as excited about finding the best of those as I was two years ago. Oh, and just a tad pumped up to see what Apple has in store for us with the iPad 3 this year.