A prominent analyst sees shipments of tablets passing those of laptops today
PC owners may be less interested in upgrading their old machines (shelf image: Shutterstock)
The timing was perfect when Apple introduced the first iPad (cauldron image: Shutterstock)
When Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad in 2010, reactions were mixed. Skeptics said it was just a huge iPod touch, and would be Apple's first hardware failure in years. Less than three years later, that day stands as one of the most pivotal in tech history. The proof? On Black Friday, the iPad-led tablet market may pass laptops in North America.
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