Apple iPad Sure to Lose Market Share in Face of Growing Competition
News Analysis: Competing products give consumers other choices, many of which are not tablets, cost less and are capable of doing as least as much as the Apple iPad.The Apple iPad gives the impression of being invincible. If you believe Apple's propaganda and the clamor of the iPad partisans, the one true religion is the iPad, and its prophet is written in the "Book of Jobs." The truth is, the iPad's overwhelming market share has nowhere to go but down. This does not necessarily mean that iPad sales will drop or even slow. Ultimately, Apple's biggest challenge is retaining the image of dominance when there are so many other choices out there. Adding to the challenge, as I've found it in my own search for a tablet device of some sort, is that a tablet computer is not necessarily the solution to all needs, despite the assertions of its most passionate users.
In fact, there are a lot of things that could be better about the iPad-most strikingly, the price. This is a very expensive product, considering it's not all that necessary for most people. Instead, it's a lot like the iPod Touch-basically a very cool toy.