Not too long ago, the notion of a mobile touchscreen computer with the ability to facilitate a huge range of services was merely an idea in a science fiction movie. The history of the iPad, the tablet that trail blazed an entirely new form of domestic and professional computing, is intrinsically twinned with creative innovator, Steve Jobs. Jobs was looking to provide a gadget with maximum performance and accessibility, along with the look of flair and fashion.
With Critics against him, Jobs still created great devices
When the first iPad was announced, many type and print critics were quick to point out that the device was just a larger model of the iPhone, but retailing at more than twice the price. Considering the iPhone was conceived by Jobs to provide not just a telecommunications service, but also make serious waves in portable entertainment, gaming, and professional services, many asked what the point was by producing a larger version of a device already offering flawless functionality.
The partial answer to this question was simply creating a device with a larger screen. As basic as this may sound, when considering the tech-savvy nature of consumer electronics, Steve Jobs was smart not to miss the most simple of tricks. Essentially the iPhone was an end user product, unsuited to sharing given the limited screen dimensions and therefore lacking an edge of professional adaptability.
The iPad broke new ground
In this sense, the iPad truly became the earliest model for a mobile tablet. It was designed to be light enough to hold in one hand and easily transferable between users, unlike a bulky (and invariably temperamental) laptop. It can be charged under its own power and offers a fabulous range of uses specifically with business users in mind.
In no time at all, the iPad, under Steve Jobs’ direction, was promising to reshape the very way corporate echelons worked. Ideal for businesses and working on the go, and with software designed to be naturally compatible with other Apple products, all of a sudden business users were offered, for the first time, an alternative to Windows.
However, by no stretch did Jobs’ vision end there. In fact if anything, the explosion of interest from business use was catalyzed through the sheer ease of functionality, which was the base of the entire operation. The iPad was conceived as means for sociability, allowing for a broader extension of the apps, games, services and ultimately the value that characterized the iPhone. The larger screen allows users to not only watch media on a more practical sized screen, it also encourages the use of social networking, Skype, and even as a portable sketch book and E reader. Compared to the Kindle, the iPad essentially offers the features of a PC.
Like all of his company’s products, thanks to the groundbreaking amount of research and testing that made Apple successful, the newest generation of the iPad, has additions featuring excellent cameras and a retina display making it the leader of cutting edge processing power. Steve Jobs has left a legacy established from great innovative mind. Many companies like ZAGG, try to follow in Steve’s footsteps by striving to follow his style and marketing strategies
Breann Jensen Apple fan girl and all round tech lover.