RCH wrote on Apr 3, 2010, 17:40:
Before the ipad, well I've been wrong about every other apple product, maybe I'll give up being an armchair analyst, and keep my mouth shut.
Result: More then likely, Huge success
The difference between the iPad and everything else you listed is that there were already markets for the other Apple products (i.e. desktop PCs, MP3 players, and smartphones). Apple just made sexy versions of them.
On other hand, tablet PCs have been done before and have never been successful. They occupy this "no man's land" in between a netbook and a cellphone/smartphone. So what is the iPad going to do different that no other tablet before it hasn't done?