Ever since Apple released the first iPad in April 2010, critics and consumers have been buzzing. It’s a whole new type of device for consuming media, thought some. It’s just a large iPod Touch, lamented others. There were those who loved the novelty, and those who just couldn’t find a good reason to keep the thing around. The entire hullabaloo combined with record sales and market domination makes the iPad the latest, coolest, most intriguing gadget around.
But how did consumers really use the device in the past year? And how will it affect journalism? Some statistics could really put these questions into context.
1) The iPad Won’t ‘Save’ Print