If you’ve been following our coverage of Apple’s keynote this morning, you’ll already know that rumors Steve Jobs would present the event are true. And the first thing on Steve’s agenda, as is common at these events, is to talk about Apple’s success, noting that its iPad has over 90% of the market share and has generated $9.5 billion in just 12 months.
The iPad is Apple’s biggest product to date, and possibly the most successful consumer product ever launched. Steve said that the competition laughed at his company when they labelled the iPad “magical,” but it has turned out to be exactly that. Steve said:
“When we said the iPad was magical, people laughed at us. But it’s turned out to be magical. And people questioned whether it was an ‘unbelievable’ price — well ask our competitors.”
Steve also mocked the future competition when he made a note of the 65,000 iPad applications available through the App Store, as opposed to the 100 currently available on the Samsung Galaxy Tab running Android Honeycomb.