So it's real, it exists, and it'll be here March 11., and while it's consumers were hoping to see in the next generation of the market-defining Apple tablet, it's still a fairly impressive second act.
One of the things Steve Jobs mentioned a few times when announcing the tablet was thatin trying to ship an actual rival to the device. Whether that's a fact is a debate for another time, but it does raise an interesting question about how the iPad 2's arrival will affect the tablet market for consumers.
Not everyone has a tablet--at least not yet. And the iPad 2 is attractive, but the features are the same ones competitors had been using to differentiate themselves from Apple's offering, namely cameras, HDMI out, and superfast processors.
Now that the iPad 2 has these features--and actually exists--competitors are perhaps in trouble, and need to act accordingly,this week. But how's this going to change the market for tablet users?
It's certainly more of a splash than a ripple. And in addition to a second-generation iPad, Apple, making desirable tablets very affordable. There have been cheap Android tablets for a while, .
You've read all the coverage we've had of the iPad, 1 and 2, and the other tablets out there, so what do you think the next year or so will look like for the tablet market?