People keep talking about the iPad and if it can replace their PC. The truth is, for a lot of people it can replace the PC, but I think many people are looking at this the wrong way.
I use my iPad like an iPad. When I pick up my iPad I don’t think that I’m missing out because I’m not using my Mac. I chose the iPad because it fit the task I’m doing at the time.
The PC industry has certainly changed over the past few years, but what’s changed more is the way we consume information and what we expect from our devices. That’s where Apple nails it.
The PC industry has spent an incredible amount of time and money trying to convince us that computers (netbooks or ultrabooks) are what we really want to use. The problem is, that’s not true.
Apple adapted its products so I can choose which device I want to use. I can do a lot of things with my iPad, but I don’t consider it a replacement for my MacBook Air. Different products, different things.
The great thing is that Apple doesn’t make me choose. I can have my iPhone, MacBook Air and iPad, and use them all. With iCloud my information is on all my devices, so I’m always up-to-date, so it doesn’t matter where I work or casually browse.
The right question to ask is “does the iPad fit my lifestyle?”