The iPad confused people. Because the iPad didn’t make sense. It wasn’t clear exactly what it did or exactly who it was for. And typically, with that feature/audience listing, you end up with no one wanting to buy it, to do nothing with it. But, in this case, the iPad was a wild success with an estimated 13.3 million units in sales. So, what does that mean?
Well, it means that everything is changing once again. That tablets are going to likely take over the netbook market, and that people are going to start designing for them now. As a browser. An e-book reader. A gaming device. A video watcher. And more.
So, how do you design for everything? Likely, the answer is “via app“. And that’s exactly what the iPad has done as well. Moved app popularity from the mobile to the mainstream. It’s just getting good, folks. And we can’t wait to see what’s next.