On the first week of May 2010, Apple announced it had sold more than a million iPad devices over the internet! So people are actually buying this thing!
It is amazing that Apple were able to identify a niche that never existed (in market sense) and make it a significant one. Although touch sensitive portable computers are in the market already for several years, the fact that they are using the standard Windows interface doesn’t make it accessible and usable to most people.
iPad – in a sense – is revolutionary by providing the simple iPhone operating system and human interface in a larger device. Although it may not be useful to me, it could be the right choice for many others who simply want to surf the web, read email, and play a little – all this without the need of understanding how computers work.