“The iPad has been under fire a lot in the media lately. Some journalists have harped on ‘declining iPad sales’ and how ‘the iPad hasn’t evolved'” and various other ‘the iPad is doomed!’ blather and hysteria,” Jim Lynch writes for CIO. “But I recently got an iPad Air 2, and I couldn’t disagree more with the anti-iPad articles and comments that seem to be all over the place online.”
“I stopped using the iPad a while back, right around the time I got my iPhone 6 Plus. At that point I felt that I wouldn’t use the iPad much since I also had a MacBook Pro and an iMac. With the iPhone phablet I just didn’t think I’d really need an iPad,” Lynch writes. “I could not have been more wrong.”
“My experience has me feeling quite skeptical about all of the anti-iPad articles in the media and the accompanying comments by some readers who are sure that the iPad’s days are numbered because sales are falling off, or that Apple has forgotten the iPad, etc. I disagree with all of that and I think some of it has to do with the usual need for media outlets to generate page views by engaging in some silly Apple bashing,” Lynch writes. “The iPad is alive and well, and I love using mine.”
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MacDailyNews Take: The iPad holds records as the fastest Apple product to hit 10 million shipments (during its first year); 100 million (3rd year); and 250 million (5th year). The devices are built to last and they are not subsidized like iPhones, so the sales cycle is longer – more like a Mac than an iPhone. So, the iPad is currently in a bit of a pause. With new potential features like iOS 9 split-screen multitasking, a 12.9-inch iPad Pro, an Apple smart-pen, and the IBM MobileFirst for iOS enterprise alliance, iPad’s future is very strong.
And, thanks for the mention, Jim!