Sunday, March 27, 2011

iPad On Top for Long?

An article from takes a look at all of the different companies that are going to start releasing tablets in the near future. The main advantage Apple has over the rest of the market is all of the apps they have in their app store. They really aren't any father ahead of the other companies as far as technology is concerned. This gives hope that maybe with time some companies can gain consumers for their tablets once the android market starts to fill up with apps. One of the big things that a lot of companies are trying to capitalize on is 3-D technology. This could be a huge feature that Apple has decide to not include with their newly released iPad 2. I think this is a great idea since the idea of making so many different devices support 3-D right now is so big. the demand for 3-D is very high and this may draw a lot of consumers since some companies even talk about being able to hook the phone up to a TV, and being able to watch 3-D TV with 3-D glasses that are given to the consumer with the phone. Ideas like this are great ideas, but I still don't think that any of the companies will overtake Apple in the tablet market. Apple always seems to be one step ahead of their competition. They always know what's in high demand, and they never seem to let what other companies are doing bother them. Now that other companies have caught up to Apple in the technology department, it seems like they may have a fighting chance. I don't see Apple being knocked off anytime soon. People feel safe when they buy an Apple product. They know that they're getting a solid product with a lot of great features from an established company. Just having that Apple brand name on the back of their products is enough for some consumers to look at the product and decide to buy it over other products. Apple is just such an established company, that it's going to take more than just some different features to knock them off the top of the tablet market.


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  2. While Apple remains at the top of the market right now, half of the reason that they're still on top is because of the name. Once people begin to realize that Apple is holding back on a lot of features and is just a pain in the neck to work with, the demand for items of the other big name manufacturers is going to go up. Like you said, Apple is holding back on 3-D tech while others are incorporating it with their products. This is going to give the other manufacturers a huge advantage in consumer demand for newer and better things. Apple might never leave the limelight, but it will definitely be pushed to the outside. If Apple doesn't start to break from the pack again, and if it stops leaving simple features out from current products just to put them in four months later so they can make a huge revenue off the "newer and better iPad/iPhone etc.," the demand for apple products is going to go down, and the demand for others, such as the Galaxy Tab and Motorola Xoom, is going to go up. Yes, some people may stick to just Apple because of the name, which is known for innovation and quality, but soon enough, Apple won't be able to rely on just its name to reel in the consumers. They're going to have to do something revolutionary again, but since the playing field is even now, that revolutionary idea is for anyone to claim.

    mark e.

  3. I completely agree with what youre saying Mark. If Apple doesn't continue to produce innovative products, then other companies will start to catch up. I know people that actually prefer the Android and it's market over the Apple products.