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How iPad Changed the Market

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The first release of iPad took place on April, 3, 2010; more than three years ago. It became an immediate and huge success. And what is more, it actually created a new niche at the market which is now called tablet computers. After the iPad’s release, other manufacturers followed the example and began creating their own tablets running on other mobile operating systems including Android. But to be honest, hardly any of them managed to get close to the device created by Cupertino developers. iPad became a revolutionary device and it changed the notion of a mobile computer. So what changes has this device brought?

Apple sold 121 million iPads

Not only did iPad become a new product by Apple, it also brought considerable sums of money to the company. Apple managed to sell more than 120 million devices since its release which brought the company sales around $70 billion. These are huge figures, aren’t they? And the company isn’t going to stop. With the release of the iPad Mini (which opened doors to the 7-inch tablets market), the company may sell around 18 million devices during this quarter.

iPad is a ready sale in the sphere of consumer electronics

The chart above shows how fast the sales of the iPad grew. It sells much better than iPod and iPhone; and you won’t say that these devices are unpopular with customers. The rivals can only dream about such achievements. So iPad can now be considered the best-selling device in the consumer electronics segment.

iPad reduced netbooks’ market share  

When presenting iPad, Steve Jobs asked the audience which class of devices is situated between smartphones and notebooks. At that time it was logical to say that this class is netbooks; compact computers for Internet surfing and other pretty simple tasks. But at the same time, he mentioned that netbooks are just laptops with not very good hardware and moderate display. As an alternative, Jobs offered to switch to tablets. And it worked. In 2011, the netbooks selling rates were three times as high as tablets selling rates. This year, they are equal. And I don’t think that the role of iPad can be underestimated in this situation.

iPad is more profitable than Windows

Experts have made an interesting conclusion: since the first financial quarter of 2011, the iPad sales bring more profit than Microsoft Windows which is installed on more than 90% of desktop computers.

Amazon and Google released their own tablets

Many companies followed the trend and released their own tablets; for example, Amazon and Google. Their devices created a good competition at the market which is always a positive moment for users.

Microsoft presented Surface and adapted Windows for tablets

Better late than never; Microsoft entered the battlefield with its own device called Surface. Apart from that, the company modified Windows 8 so that the interface of a new version of the operating system is fully compatible with tablets.

Sphere of use of iPad is enormous

Due to its functionality and compactness, iPad can be used in various spheres of everyday and business life. iPads are used in education, business, medicine, retail trade. And that’s not the full list.

To cut a long story short, I can say that iPad is a really revolutionary device. It set new standards for mobile devices. And I think that it’s not the maximum of its use.

4 Inappropriate Things Teens Do with an iPad, use an iPad Monitoring App

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Many parents buy an iPad?ie=UTF8&linkCode=as2&camp=1634&creative=6738&tag=wscentral-20&creativeASIN=iPad">B0047DVWLW for their children or their teenagers. It seems the natural thing to do. After all, it’s the gadget that everybody wants. In addition to that, teens will not rest until you buy them one, so you might as well get something in return, like good grades.

 

However, one must not forget that an iPad is NOT an expensive toy. Teenagers can and will do things that are not appropriate with the gadget. And you can be sure that they are not going to do them where you can find them. Your best bet is to get an iPad monitoring app and discover if your teen is involved with any of the following:

 

A) Sexting

 

Basically sending messages describing sex. Teens pretend to have sex online by telling each other their actions and reactions during the act, as if it were actually happening. Most parents find this inappropriate and if your child is doing it, you should definitely know about it.

 

B) Pictures

 

We all know how some careers have been destroyed by racy pictures. Your child is not a celebrity or a famous person; but even so, I’m sure you don’t want pictures of your daughter in a state of undress being shared with her friends or boyfriend and possibly being leaked on the Internet, where they will follow her for the rest of her life.

 

C) Visiting Porn Sites

 

All the control that you have over what your child sees in the computer at home goes out the window the moment he takes the iPad with him. Because an iPad is mobile, he can use it wherever he wants and that’s usually a place where you can’t see what he sees. As most teenagers, he will be interested in sex (after all, it’s glorified in the media). Nevertheless, porn sites are not the appropriate venue to learn about sex. If you discover he is visiting porn sites, you can block them with the site and also have “the talk” with your teen.

 

D) Share sensitive or private information

 

Some things, funny as they are, must remain private and inside the family. If you grab a gun and your child takes a picture of you, the application can let you know if he posted it on Facebook. That can cause you trouble with your boss or the law, because the picture doesn’t say that you have a permit to own that gun and that you know how to handle and store it. But no, people will see you as a dangerous person and react accordingly.

 

Conclusion

 

It’s great to have an iPad when you’re a teenager. I’m an adult and I love mine. However, I know how to use it appropriately and a teenager doesn’t. That is why it’s worth investing in an iPad monitoring app and knowing that your child is safer because of it.