I'm not going to lie. I am more excited about the release of the iPad Air than I thought I would be. I always go through a particular kind of madness during iPhone and iPad season. This time, however, there is less to be excited about. Isn't there? Despite the changes to the formfactor and internals, this iPad will allow me to do exactly the same stuff as the last one. So why is it that I find myself to be as giddy as a schoolboy anticipating his first kiss?  

Last Tuesday, Apple announced new iPads. That is always a good time to take a long, hard look at your current iPad, and reevaluate your life. Personally, my decision is easy. I made it a while back, even before the announcement. As much as I like the mini, I've decided that I like the bigger screen even better. I have already sold the household's two, iPad minis. I was prepared to buy the base model of whatever full-sized iPad Apple announced. If the decision is not quite as easy for you, read on.


During the run-up to last month's iPhone event, I posted a number of stories and predictions that turned out to be spot on. I have been an industry watcher for years, so I have learned to spot the difference between real information and fakes. The iPad event is almost upon us, and it is time for me to gaze into the future and tell you what is about to be wrought upon the world.