What about when Apple rushes out something like the iPhone 5, Purple haze, rattles, screen glitches, WiFi dropouts, scratches on the cheaply made aluminium body, over heating and light leaks.rushing out the RT is akin to rushing out Vista; you only get one chance at a first impression.
For some reason the whole world seems to ignore that, and write stories like, This is the phone we've been waiting for.
What about the iPad Mini, worst little piece of rubbish ever made, slow, almost impossible to read while browsing the web, and again with continual WiFi dropouts. Again they come out and say this little horror is the best device on the planet.
It wouldn't matter if Microsoft or RIM or Nokia came out with something that could fly you to the moon, the press would find something wrong with it.
You don't justify a product's failures by pointing out the failures of other's products; just like you don't sell a product by putting down your competition's products.
Then there's just killing everything new and different in the UI of Windows 8 and plastering it with Windows 7's UI style....
In this case, when you spend over 1,000 dollars on an ipad to use it a like a laptop PC and can't even transfer a Word document through physical media, like a USB flash drive or even a microSD card, it's flawed product. When you can't take a smartphone and transfer photos or videos off of it to upload them quickly onto social media networks, it's a flawed product. Compare this to other tablet PCs, even the Surface RT, this is a non-issue as the hardware and software aren't limited with simpleton things.
Personally, I know a few people that wanted to use an ipad in an educational setting, but were drawn away from it as it can't be used to connect a digital camera to and import video files and hand them off onto USB flash drives.
Now, considering apple released the ipad as a bridge between the smartphone and the PC, this is what can be used to market and sell a Windows RT/Pro tablet. A Windows RT tablet doesn't need a third party PC to manage, it can be used with many modern devices like smartphones and wireless keyboards and external hard drives, it has some tweaking abilities through the registry editor and Computer Management, it can be rather customized if needed, it has Office productivity software that is the DEFINITION of what most other replacements go after, it can use NFC sharing with smartphones that support it, it can present relevant information faster through the use of live tiles, it simply isn't hindered compared to the ipad (referencing the Surface RT), and for the same price. Now, if this were a Windows Pro tablet, you can even plug your ipad into the tablet PC to pull videos off your external hard drive, and even pull photos and other media from the ipad onto the Windows 8 Pro tablet itself as well as the external hard drive, for a slightly higher and justifiable price than the ipad.
But yet, you have not bought a surface tablet, nor have many others. Meanwhile ipads are selling well and everybody seems to still love them..at least those who aren't die-hard Windows fans.