The iPad is touch screen tablet computer meant for consumers who want to carry with them their movies, TV shows, music, games and reading material when they are on the move or around the house. This gadget designed and marketed by Apple, intend for Internet browsing, media application, gaming and light content creation. The touch-screen technology is improvised and better. Similar to iPod Touch and iPhone, the iPad runs the iPhone OS and functions with a multitouch LCD for user interactions. Apart from running iPad specific applications, it also works applications written for the iPhone and iPad touch as well as ebook readers. Using Wi-Fi or wireless WAN you can browse the Internet, load and stream media and install software in the iPad.
However, is Apple’s iPad the real “third device” that completes the gap between a smartphone and laptop. Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple, argued it; such a gadget would need to be enhanced than a laptop or a smartphone at email, videos, music, photos, games and e-books to validate its presence. It found that the iPad is better at these things, but the device is bigger and fundamentally, much improvement was not there.
When the iPad launched, it was inventive enough and familiar for people to recognize it. Apple has revolutionized the concept and is available at an affordable price. If you are a paper lover, it will entice you by installing your reading library in the method, so that you can carry your reading materials like your music.
It is a fast operating device. The browser pages open directly with command. Swipes action are automatic. Compared to the iPhone, this method does things on a grand scale and unlocks immediately to present you with icons to get to your destination immediately. Migrating from the iPhone to the iPad is seamless. Though all these things were as anticipated, for the iPad to be the future of media, it will have to be a friendly reading method and it will take some time to get a feel for that.
The other determining factor is the cost of the media itself. We know what movies, TV shows, books and music cost; but we do not distinguish what the newspaper and magazine publishers will be assuming the market will tolerate. As a first periodical on the iPad, TIME magazine is asking USD 5.00, same as the newsstand price, without offering a subscription. The Wall Street Journal is claiming USD 18.00 a month more than the paper and for the current bundle of newspaper and digital offerings. It expects that e-books should be cheaper than their printed counterparts. Therefore, it is tricky to say whether it can be a sustainable model.