Sure, Apple's new iPad may seem only an incremental improvement over its predecessor. But for the company, yesterday's rollout was a very big deal, asserts Dan Frommer at ReadWriteWeb. The new device ensures Apple remains the undisputed king of tablets both in terms of quality and price. And with its powerful hold on the tablet market, Apple has a "rare and tremendous opportunity" essentially "to build something bigger than the PC industry ever was."
While tablets like the Kindle Fire may be cheaper, the iPad wins in terms of value for money. Its retina display is "unmatched" and its Apple TV capability is handy. Apple could see 80 million new iPads sold this year, generating $45 billion in sales. That's comparable to the entire company's sales in 2009. It's called the iPad, not the iPad 3, because it will likely be many people's first iPad—and "who wants to start a revolution with no. 3?" (Read more iPad stories.)