The iPad was supposed to kill the PC. What happened?
It’s rare to see a new piece of technology – even one bearing the hallowed Apple logo – to achieve mass popularity as quickly as the iPad did after it was released almost six years ago. In the first year after the tablet computer was unveiled, Apple sold 19m of them, and after two years it had sold 67m. In comparison the iPhone’s early sales stood at 5m in year one and 21m in its first 24 months. The instant success led Steve Jobs to predict the arrival of the “post-PC era” in 2010...