An Apple Prophecy Fulfilled
Back in 2010 Steve jobs said that tablets would be the future of computing and that time has come. You might not be hearing about it in the news or on popular tech sites necessarily because PC-based selling has also gotten heavy into the tablet market and they use a different term to get people away from the words tablet and iPad. The term PC manufactures use is “Ultra-Mobile PC” or “UMPC” for short. With that said, most of 2015’s biggest projects revolve around creating these new tablet/PC hybrids and people are gobbling them up now more than ever before.
“We were an agrarian nation, all cars were trucks because that’s what you needed on the farm. But as vehicles started to be used in the urban centers and America started to move into those urban and suburban centers, cars got more popular. PCs are going to be like trucks. They’re still going to be around. They’re still going to have a lot of value, but they’re going to be used by one out of X people.”
Why are people buying tablets?
The main reason people PCs or laptops are because they provide internet access and in a powerful way and provide a digital workspace that is fashionable or conveys status. That was a huge factor in the rise of Apple laptops in the 2000’s and tablets are no different. Tablets offer large, beautiful, high density pixel displays on a thing and sexy profile. Many tablets can now get you Wi-Max or 4G LTE internet on the go, making them ideal for a mobile lifestyle. If you want to watch Netflix on your laptop you’ll have to leave it plugged in somewhere that the central processor can get the valuable electricity it needs to run. Tablets run on very lightweight operating systems which don’t require a whole lot of power and enable you to sit anywhere in your house and enjoy the experience. You can also take tablets with you to school or to local hangouts or coffee-shops without worrying about wires or messes of any kind. Most tablets also feature built in or add-on keyboards which you can buy in addition to the tablet itself to compensate for the built-in hard keyboard you might miss from your laptop or desktop. Speech-to-text comes standard on a lot of devices too and devices like the iPad can even synchronize your phone calling, web-cam streaming, and Bluetooth, and text messaging into one central location. Tablets are about efficiency and utility and they feed the market’s demand for more productivity.