And so, the Apple iPad arrived. Probably the most hyped gadget since the iPhone, the iPad went on sale in the United States on 3 March and we’ve bagged one for a test.
Apple doesn’t manufacture category-creating products. Rather, it looks at an existing consumer electronics category, studies what the competitors have fouled up, and then releases a piece of gear that makes everyone think it’s created an entirely new product category.
The iPod did this with portable audio players. Half of East Asia was selling MP3 players before Apple ever got in the game, but now the word iPod [...]