What was Apple’s reasoning behind the creation of the iPad? Well, many have assumed that it was Apple’s way of creating a device to fill the gap between the Macbook and the iPhone. But I got news for those people: they are wrong. I don’t believe this was Apple’s intention at all. I think there is something else to this — something big.
I am convinced that the iPad is a preview of the future that Apple envisions — a future where Apple has total control of the distribution of hardware, software, and everything in between on a full-blown computer platform.
In other words: I believe that Apple intends on moving all of their devices and hardware to an iPhone-like operating system that would unify all of Apple’s products and empower the iTunes platform more than ever before, while also significantly reducing the control that any particular user has over his or her computer.
With the iPad, we are lead to think of as a tablet computer — when, in reality, it is an iPod Touch on steroids — but Apple seems to believe that this device could, with time, replace laptop computers for in-home usage. The iPad, like the iPhone and iPod Touch, is locked into the iTunes ecosystem. So we essentially have a locked-down computer that Apple has total control over. Well, the future has come early!