What about the press?
Engadget wrote, “What it was, however, was fairly underwhelming. Maybe underwhelming isn’t the right word. Unimaginative might be more accurate.” BusinessInsider ran an article headlined, “The Truth about Apple’s iPad: It’s a Big Yawn.” David Pogue from the NewYorkTimes was one of the few optimistic ones, “That [criticism] will last until the iPad actually goes on sale in April. Then, if history is any guide, Phase 3 will begin: positive reviews, people lining up to buy the thing, and the mysterious disappearance of the basher-bloggers.” What did we think of the original iPad? We called it, “Sheer tablet brilliance.” In fact, we dedicated eight (!) pages to it in our review on HardwareZone.com.