Friday, July 25, 2014

Are Tablets the Odd Man Out as Phones Grow and Laptops Shrink? - WSJ

An iPad reality check: according to this Fortune article, the iPad is now a $30B/year business for Apple

"They aren't as essential to many users as smartphones, nor are they as portable. They don't handle many work chores as well as laptop or desktop PCs. And while many people watch videos or read articles on a tablet, it isn't quite a must-have device for many consumers.

In most cases now, tablets are "not a necessity but a want," said Ben Thompson, who writes the technology analysis blog Stratechery."
Are Tablets the Odd Man Out as Phones Grow and Laptops Shrink? - WSJ
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