A lot of people mocked the iPad from the beginning, wondering why anyone would want to use a limited, 10-inch slab of glass over a regular computer. The question was, as always with Apple, whether the iPad could live up to all of the hype. Looking back, the answer is obvious: yes. The iPad has seen—and continues to see—monumental success, and competitors are still playing catch up.
The iPad just turned three, and there’s no doubt that it has been a smashing success. In just three years, the tablet computing market was created and is now populated not just with many generations of the iPad but competing devices such as the Nexus 7 as well.
Sadly, many credible sources completely blasted the device when it was first announced, saying “tablet computers will fail to become the Next Big Thing.” But oh, they were oh so very wrong. Hit the source link above for Cult of Mac’s round up of iPad nay-sayers.