How are people taking to the iPad Air? Apparently, extremely well. According to the latest information, the iPad Air is being adopted by the public faster than any other iPad since the history of the iPad. It seems I am not the only one who believes that there is something new and exciting in the Air.
The news comes from Fiksu, Inc., which has produced a chart comparing iPad usage during a number of tablets’ first days of release, and more specifically compares the iPad Air against the iPad 4 and the iPad mini. The iPad mini with Retina display is indeed set to join the chart, too, once the anticipated 7.9-inch tablet launches “later in November.”
As you can see, the adoption rate of Apple’s iPad Air is around five times that of the iPad 4, and four times that of the first-generation iPad mini. Furthermore, the iPad Air’s already impressive adoption rate is continuing to climb.
So what is it about the Air that is so obviously turning heads? First and foremost, it is the feel of the device in the hand. Throw away the spec sheet and just pick one up. The size and weight of the iPad is not just a little different, but massively different to what came before it. That makes the experience of using it massively different, even when doing the same things.
Also, it is noticeably faster. I know that few people who use an older iPad believe that it is slow. But, again, this is one of those things that has to be experienced. Typing on the iPad is now a joy instead of a chore, even though the mechanics of typing on glass have not changed. The processing is much better. That same processing helps with other things such as photos, despite the fact that the camera has not improved. Though you will visit the same web pages over the same connections, your pages will load much quicker.
Finally, the added portability of the iPad Air means that you will be taking the iPad a lot more places than you used to. Before, the full-sized iPad was thought to be something that stayed in the house. The air changes all that. Now, you can more easily take it with you. Whatever is in the Air, I'm not the only person who sees it. This is going to be big, very big.