Why the iPad Is the Most Hated Gadget Ever


What’s worse, the vast distance between expectations for non-iPad touch tablets and the ugly reality is causing havoc, wrecking companies and transforming whole industries.

Consumers love the iPad. But the unprecedented success of the iPad is laying waste to products, product categories, companies and even entire industries, and nobody can stop it. Never before in the history of consumer electronics has a single product earned so much love – and so much hate.

Think about it, one product could be singlehandedly responsible for eliminating tens of thousands of jobs in just 2 years while at the time hoovering up profits in record pace and amount AND humiliating an entire hi-tech industry. Somewhere Steve Jobs' ghost is smiling triumphant. Bill Gates is probably biting down on his gold-plated towel about now.