“How does Apple keep out-inventing the rest of the tech industry? Often, it’s by reinventing a product category that its competitors have given up on,” Harrty McCracken writes for TIME Magazine.
“In theory, the iPad is merely a follow-up to such resoundingly unpopular slate-style computers as Microsoft’s Tablet PC,” McCracken writes (with a straight face? – MDN Ed.) “But Apple is the first company that designed finger-friendly hardware and software from scratch rather than stuffing a PC into a keyboardless case.”
McCracken writes, “When it calls the results ‘magical’ and ‘revolutionary,’ it’s distorting reality only slightly. One analyst says the iPad is the fastest-selling nonphone gizmo in consumer-electronics history.”
The full list can be seen here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brian A.” for the heads up.]