Steve Jobs was a man of great knowledge and vision, and knew it was possible to change the world with technology. I remember every time a new Apple product would come out I would watch Steve unveil the product at the keynote event (online of course). And he was the best at it. I always felt like I had to have whatever the product was after listening to Steve talk about it.
By far, the most unique and life-changing product in the Apple line-up is the iPad 2. When the iPad first came out, many were skeptical that it wouldn’t be successful because it seemed to be a large iPod or iPhone. And today, the iPad continues to dominate the tablet market and is actually changing the way the new generation learns.
Believe it or not an iPad is used today to help businesses, hospitals, schools and universities. Students growing up learning how to read and write using an iPad is bound to have positive effects for later years in life and can also provide a completely new learning experience. iPads are also being used in colleges and universities to help students visualize and interact with content relevant to the class.
With out a doubt, Steve Jobs knew the power of the iPad and happily watched as it took off. When the iPad came out there were few to no other tablets around, so the iPad was dominating in it’s own market. If you look at the history of Apple products, they don’t look anything like other tech gadgets. The iPod has it’s signature click-wheel, the iMacs have the magic trackpad, the iPhone is a beauty in itself and the iPad the only tablet people want. This is why Apple was and remains so successful. Because a man named Steve Jobs knew all of this from the start.
This quote inspires me every time I read it:
“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. … Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” — Stanford University commencement address, June 2005.