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As I mentioned here last week, Microsoft have made the claim that their still unreleased Surface tablet/PC device is better at creating than the iPad. Essentially they’ve put forward the tired and absurd argument that the iPad is a device made only for consumption, while the Surface will be for real productivity and creating things.
A post today from Philp Elmer-Dewitt at Fortune Tech’s Apple 2.0 site lists 12 data points that a Wall Street analyst (Needham’s Charlie Wolf) highlights as reasons for an extremely bullish prediction for iPad sales last quarter. The vast majority of these data points are excellent examples of the iPad at work and in use as far more than a consumption device. Here are those points, along with some additional comments of mine – my comments are in italics:
As I pointed out in my post last week, the iPad is also being used to create music and great art – and not just by ‘amateurs’ but by renowned traditional artists.
Not too shabby for a pure consumption tablet.