Apple basically set the foundation for the tablet market and, years later, it still feels like it doesn't have much competition on this front, with only one iPad rival considered worth its attention.
We're not quite sure what to say regarding a certain statement that Apple's former chief executive officer made in a recent interview
It is true enough that the iPad still controls more of the slate market than all android slates combined.
That doesn't mean it has a reason to be so dismissive of them, though.
Nevertheless, the Cupertino company is pretty much unconcerned about all slates besides the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the “only serious tablet competitor in sight to the iPad at this time.”
If we were to guess, we'd say that Apple would want to make it seem like it is totally confident in its future prospects but couldn't afford not expressing some acknowledgment here.
After all, its fight with Samsung
over the creation of the Galaxy Tab, and other issues, was and still is thoroughly covered by the media.
It might be because Samsung's collection has an advantage in its size variety (7-inch, 7.7-inch, 8.9-inch and 10.1-inch), while iPad measures 10 inches.
Nevertheless, we can't help but think that the iPad has more to worry about than the Galaxy series.
After all, we distinctly remember how quickly the original ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime sold out, and the subsequent success of the Transformer Prime.
The latter even received a firmware update not long ago
, one that gave the slate a nice set of new features. The same goes for the Amazon Kindle Fire
Between that, and NVIDIA's promise
that Tegra 3-based tablets will sell for $199 (150 Euro) by summer, Apple should probably give credit where it is due.
Then again, the latest statements really are just marketing tactics for maintaining the image of self-confidence, so it isn't strange that the whole deal would be approached with a shrug.