End User wrote:cphite wrote:derFunkenstein wrote:Apple certainly did invent the first tablet that people, you know, actually wanted.
No, they just invented the first tablet that was heavily marketed. There have been tablets running Windows for years, and they've actually done fairly well considering how little they were pushed. The iPad itself isn't anything to get excited about; as with their other products, you're paying a little bit more to get a little bit less. They're just the first company to really put marketing muscle behind one.
Marketing is just one of a number of factors that has led to the success of the iPad. To suggest that marketing is the only reason behind the success of the iPad is just plain wrong.
It is universally known that the pricing of the iPad is very aggressive.
cphite wrote:Nobody is suggesting that marketing is the only reason for the success of the iPad.
cphite wrote:So in other words, it's mainly marketing. Don't get me wrong, I don't begrudge them their success one bit - they're doing a fine job. Of marketing.
End User wrote:LOL
The number one reason the iPad is a runaway sales success is that it is a kick ass product.
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