Funny to read how wrong tech professionals were about the iPad. They didn’t get right practically anything, not the sales, not the capabilities or its effect. Next time you read an opinion from a ‘pundit’ remember how poor their evaluation can be.
â€œAny tablet computer, including Appleâ€™s eagerly anticipated iPad, will face serious problems in generating big sales. Tablets look cool, but the reality is they donâ€™t do anything new.â€
Michael Comeau, Minyanville, 5 March 2010
â€œFewer capabilities (than a netbook) but a similar size? Not a good start.â€
Lee Gomes, Forbes Asia Magazine, 5 March 2010
â€œThe Apple iPad is not going to be the companyâ€™s next runaway best seller.â€
John Dvorak, MarketWatch, 12 February 2010
â€œItâ€™s a nice reader, but thereâ€™s nothing on the iPad I look at and say, â€˜Oh, I wish Microsoft had done it.â€™â€
Bill Gates, Microsoft, 10 February 2010
â€œApple iPad â€“ failure, joke or fiasco? Pick oneâ€
Linen DeFiller, MillionFace.com, 27 January 2010
â€œI added it up and â€¦ like 800 people are going to buy the iPad. . . . Itâ€™s not that the iPad is a failure. Itâ€™s just a product ahead of its time. No one should actually buy this iPad â€” between its inevitable first-generation bugs, fulfillment problems, and buyerâ€™s remorse over added features and price drops, itâ€™s heartbreak waiting to happen.â€
Molly Wood, CNet, 31 January 2010
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