Steve Jobs started working on iPad in 2004 but he waited till 2010 to ensure that all the ingredients for making a successful tablet were ready and available.
Steve Jobs was the modern day Thomas Edison; his innovations and creations are endless. He remains one of the most successful people of the modern history. More than 300 patents in US are registered under his name; from computers to smartphones to electronic accessories and gadgets, he made his mark on everything. But one this which can consider as the hallmark of his activities is the iPad. iPad is no doubt Steve Jobs’ top achievement; he introduced tablet at a stage when no one else could imagine doing it. Today, we have tried to explain as why the tablet computer by Apple remains hit.
Apple’s iPad tells us the story how Steve Jobs made Apple a highly successful company selling top electronic gadgets. When he made his comeback to the company, instead of working on a quick success, Steve Jobs made his own strategy by ignoring the conventional wisdom. His strategy worked as his company became the fastest-selling consumer electronics in America’s history.
Everyone was skeptical when reports started to emerge that Steve Jobs is going to introduce a new line of tablet computers. Andrew Eisner, Director of Content at Retrevo remembers, “I was skeptical along with everyone else,”. From analysts to journalists, everyone was confused; no one knew what this tablet would be like. And when Steve Jobs revealed his iPad, people made jokes about the tablet and its name.
But those jokes are now part of the history as Apple sold more than 28 million iPads in less than two years. More than 135,000 iPad apps were made by developers which generated more than $1 billion revenue in the initial nine months of the launch.
There any many things which contributed to the success of Apple iPad. First were the timings, instead of hurrying up the launch Steve Jobs waited till all the ingredients of the product were ready to give the best result. According to some insiders, Apple had started working on tablets in 2004 but they had put it in cold storage as they focused more on developing smartphones. It was possible for Apple to launch a tablet in 2004 but it wasn’t the right to launch it as processor speed, screen resolutions and wireless networks of that time were not fast enough to make it successful.
After the success of iPhone, Steve Jobs knew that people will love the tablet he was designing. Jobs knew that consumers are not rational when it’s to purchasing. So in 2009, Steve Jobs had made almost all the preparations for launching the tablet; everything was in place from screens, processors and even mobile networks. Now, we all know that when it was launched in 2010 more than 3 million iPads were sold in first 80 days.