We wrote a few weeks ago that we have adopted the iPad and love it, but wanted to give you an update. Apple has sold more than 2 million iPads in 2 months. There is talk that the iPad will outpace Mac laptops in terms of sales volumes. Why does this matter? We consult with many small business owners, and after giving our iPads a whirl, they go out and buy one themselves. It is that simple. The user experience is fantastic. It is just easy to use. Couple that with the reasonable price tag and we will continue to see the iPad fly off of the Apple retail shelves. They are still having problems keeping them in stock at certain locations.
The other thing that we really like about the iPad is how well it can be used to do the things that you need to do as you run your business. Email, calendar, contacts, reading books, checking the weather, using the Safari browser to hit all the web sites you would normally check out on a given day… it is all right at your fingertips. The most important part of the iPad is that it was built for touch interface. No external wireless mouse. You can use a bluetooth enabled keyboard with it if you want to (and we have them but never use them). It is a different way of consuming content on the move and it just feels right.
Don’t forget that June 7th is the assumed date that Apple will announce the next version of the iPhone. We are going to be buying them as soon as they are available! And if you have always wanted to be able to get insurance for your phone, prepare yourself to shell out $14/month.