The Real Significance of the New iPad

At MobileOpportunity, Michael Mace offers his usual insightful analysis of why the new iPad matters.

The reactions to the New iPad announcement this week were all over the map.

Some places said it was basically a yawner (link), while others bought into the “end of the PC” rhetoric (link) . Some people even warned all developers to stop programming for the keyboard and mouse, even for complex applications like computer-assisted design (link).

My take: I think the announcement was both more and less important than people are saying. Here’s why:

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Steve Wildstrom

Steve Wildstrom is veteran technology reporter, writer, and analyst based in the Washington, D.C. area. He created and wrote BusinessWeek’s Technology & You column for 15 years. Since leaving BusinessWeek in the fall of 2009, he has written his own blog, Wildstrom on Tech and has contributed to corporate blogs, including those of Cisco and AMD and also consults for major technology companies.

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