The iPad is finally coming to an Apple store near you. As Apple announced last week, the device will go up for sale on March 12th and will start shipping on April 3rd. You know we are getting close to an Apple release date when Apple’s marketing machine starts coming up with fun commercials. The iPad may not have too many commercials at this point, but its very first was aired last night during the Oscars. It has already generated quite a buzz around the Web. We all know that Apple gadgets look much more tempting in Apple ads. This latest ad was no different.
Some people are going to love the iPad based on the above app, and some are just going to save their money and wait for Microsoft’s tablet, which could go on sale on June. Apple bringing out its latest ad during the Oscars shows why the company is so successful in marketing its product. Putting the right product in front of the right audience usually pays off big.
The iPad is not perfect. For starters, we still have to wait to see how the device performs with AT&T’s wireless plan. The device won’t be able to tether to your iPhone. Besides, the iPad looks a bit less user friendly than Microsoft’s Courier tablet (if the concepts we have seen materialize). But there is nothing a few cool iPad apps and a price drop can’t change.
Your take: did Apple iPad’s commercial change the way you feel about the device?