As you’ve doubtless observed, the iPad is getting a TON of coverage. Here’s a few of the interesting iPad quips I’ve come across.
“There has only been one iPad ad shown (during the Superbowl) and the amount of free advertising this thing is getting is nothing short of amazing. Wherever you go and whatever you read has coverage of the device. ”
“I’ve never seen people come downstairs so fast. I don’t even ring the bell and they’re at the door.” — a UPS driver on the Saturday morning iPad deliveries he’s been making.
“Remember, this is a two-part launch. There are many like myself waiting for the 3G models to arrive. I’m sticking with my 10-15 million sales in its first year. The viral marketing on this device is off the charts.”
Also, I was asking a friend who received his by UPS yesterday what his favorite feature was. He responded: “not sure what the best thing is, but going back to use the iPhone becomes depressing.” When I suggested that the new iPhones might have the same processor he said: “I’m not worried about performance, it’s just the size that makes it different.”
So is the iPad an iPhone killer? Naw, but it’s surely knocked it from the Apple spotlight for now.
(Thanks to Gaurang Donovan for his help with today’s column.)
— Dennis Sellers