In all fairness, the media was probably a lot more anxious than everyday users to see what the new iPad will bring new to the table. And without further ado, the day Apple unveiled the new iPad is finally here. Are you ready?
Today, in San Francisco, Apple is unveiling the newest version of its world famous iPad. There have been countless reports over the past few months writing about this moment. Rumors, estimates and all sort of features have been listed by different sources in connection with iPad 3. All the effort invested in dreaming about iPad 3 make it hard to believe that today’s the day the new gadget will be unveiled.
Apple’s invite sent to several sources in the media read: “We have something you really have to see. And touch”. So the event set up at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco gathers enthusiastic pundits of the media who simply cannot wait to give the new iPad a try.
Analysts expect the new iPad to feature a better display, a processor that will make it even faster and a 4G compatibility that will bring the tablet in line with today’s phone carriers’ technology. And as the tablet market continues to boom, all experts agree that customers will pay whatever to get the newest iPad simply because it’s “one of the hottest products out there”, Rhoda Alexander, tablet analyst for HIS iSuppli said.
With all its numerous challengers, Apple is still in lead of the tablet market. Partly because the technology in iPad is state of the art, and part because the Apple has built a strong consumer culture. For instance, a lot of people have invested several hundreds of dollars just to get the company’s latest iPad, twice already, and they’ll do it without a doubt again.
Based on customers’ eagerness to get the new iPad, analyst Gene Munster estimates Apple will be selling about 55 million of iPads this year alone. And Munster’s view is shared by others’ point of views. Shaw Wu, analyst at Sterne Agee, only mentioned the following: “People have been waiting to get the new iPad. There’s real pent-up demand”.