Back in 2007, I wrote an Executive Review of the iPhone that stated the device could possibly foretell the “Future of Computing”. After three generations of iPhones, two generations of iPod Touch, and the forthcoming iPad, I do think my original sentiment was correct and that the groundwork established and subsequently refined by the iPhone and Touch brought us to where computing as we know it is heading. What’s it look like or is called?
Multi-Touch. And it’s coming to you in a bigger way with the iPad.
Unfortunately, that interface significance got lost in the hype machine and over-expectations of certain groups for the iPad. I’ll admit I was slightly disappointed too, as I wanted it to also have phone features, but it’s probably better that it not be a phone…I like to not cram as many large things as possible into my pants.
The most important thing I saw that I think everyone missed (even though Apple hinted at it over and over) the iPad is the world’s first large scale Multi-Touch computer that consumers can actually afford. The large screen size IS what makes THE difference as Apps can now be made extremely rich in interaction and features. The possibilities are high if not endless. Article Continues…