A few days ago I wrote an article about my predictions for Apple’s event and the launch of the iPad. While everybody was busy spreading rumors, I preferred telling what I thought was going to happen.
In this article, I’d like to quickly go over my 5 predictions and how much I was right (or wrong in one case).
1. I was right about the name
I told you that there was no way Apple would ever call it iSlate. While I didn’t say it was going to be called iPad (even though I did mention the name), I went against mainstream blogs who believed it was going to be called the iSlate.
2. I was right about the OS
People were trashing me on Twitter for being so “naive” because I didn’t think we would be introduced to OS 4.0. I was right when I said that the tablet would originally run OS 3.2. Come on people, it’s just good common sense! The top seller is still the iPhone and they can’t spoil June’s new iPhone announcement for a new product like the iPad.
3. I was right about the launch date
Unlike many people, I predicted that the tablet wouldn’t be available right away. I was right when I said it wouldn’t be available for a few month (I went as far as saying it would be April, although this wasn’t part of the prediction). Why it makes sense? Just good marketing sense: iPhones come out in July, iPods come out in September, I don’t know about that but I’m sure Apple has something going out in December, and now they have something in March/April. Every quarter they have new products coming out. Enough to keep their marketing peeps busy all year long.
4. I was almost right about the network
I am mad at myself on this one. I listened to my heart when I should have listened to my head. If you read my predictions, I was very hesitant to take a stance on this. I chose Verizon because I thought it would make sense marketing-wise. Now that I think about it, it was stupid of me not to pick AT&T because it does make lots of sense (GSM > CDMA).
5. I was right about the iPhone and AT&T
The rumors went wild that AT&T would lose the iPhone’s exclusivity. Again, I went against everybody else and not only did I predict we wouldn’t hear anything about the iPhone, but I also said that AT&T would remain the iPhone’s exclusive carrier.
I told you that if I were right about these predictions, I would be in your face. So here I am
If you want more predictions from me, you may want to check my 10 predictions for the iPhone in 2010.
By the way, I expect apologies from those of you who called me stupid on Twitter. Just kidding. Call me anything you want, but don’t call me wrong!