I got the iPad 1 the first day it came out. The feeling I got when I first used it was great. It felt like I was using something from the future. It didn’t seem possible that this big, thin piece of glass could be real.
There weren’t many apps at first. I mostly just used it to browse the web, read kindle books and Instapaper. Fast forward, and now I use it for almost everything: email, web browsing, reading, writing (I wrote this on an iPad 2), Netflix, editing movies, blogging, Twitter, games, FaceTime, and on and on.
The point is, I use my iPad for almost everything. The only thing I use my Mac for is design work, Minecraft, and ripping DVDs to play on my iPad. I love it. I used to carry my MacBook with me everywhere, but now the iPad is the perfect fit all day long.
It seems like I’m not the only one either:
“The iPad is growing at an average of 170% y/y (average of two quarters) while the Windows PC market is growing at an average of 1.9% over the same period.”
The iPad is outselling Dell PCs and is set to over take HP soon too. Not bad for a device that came out two years ago.