It’s finally here.
The rumors have been buzzing for almost a year now, and tech sites on the internet have been blogging with speculation and frenzy in the recent weeks, all trying to figure out what is Apple going to come out with next.
And my, does Apple know how to put on a performance.
It sends the media an invitation weeks before the big day, and, in usual Apple flair, layers the anticipation on the day itself, making the tech press squirm uncomfortably in their seats (myself included).
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook rises and talks about numbers; 25 billion app downloads, the opening of Apple store number 362 in Amsterdam, (where, presumably, you will be able to buy the item we really want to hear about).
And some recent accomplishments.
A short history lesson.
Oh look, some new software. (Get on with it already!)
And then finally, the big reveal.
Here it is: the absolute latest gadget that could possibly send cult Apple fans into their next overnight-camping-in-line-to-buy-even-though-I-may-not-need-this-I-want-one frenzy: The new iPad
Apple unveiled its long-awaited, next-generation iPad on Wednesday.
It does everything you’ve ever wanted it to do, and, more than likely things you never figured you’d want it to do. See why CEO Tim Cook calls it the poster child of the “post-PC world”.
While there are many other tablets out in the market, here Tim Cook explains why nothing compares to the iPad experience. (And takes a small stab at Samsung in the process).