It really is difficult to explain to someone who has not taken the kool-aid.
Originally Posted by dandbj13
I have always known that the value of these devices goes up as one enters one's own data and applications. The difference between the initial perceived value of an iPad to an iPhone user over that of a non-iPhone user is huge.
Those industry gurus who think that just any tablet can compete with the iPad just do not get it. When I was a small boy, my daddy said to me, "Son, sell applications, not speeds and feeds."
If Apple has a secret, it is that new products build on the success of earlier ones. New products conserve and incorporate the value that owner effort and use added to old ones.
This afternoon, my iPad 2 will be delivered. All I have to do make it my own is one sync to iTunes. It will then incorporate all of the content of all my Apple products back to my iPod with the click wheel on the front. All my music, my audio-books, movies, e-books, readers, notes, files, contacts, applications, calendar entries, trips, configurations ever. How can a droid hope to compete with that. Imagine how long it would take to bring a droid tablet to that level of sophistication.
Even if you are not already an Apple user/customer/fanboy, other tablets are not competitive. One knows that the iPad is a successful product with hundreds of applications and hundreds of thousands of apps. One knows that Apple will build on that. One does not even know if a competitive product will be marginally successful. One would have to pay me money to get me to switch to a droid.