Apple Cuts the Cord – What Does This Mean For Your Website?
No matter what you think about Apple and their products, they did usher in a new era of computing- the tablet. As other companies scramble to catch up, Apple just released it’s newest beta for iOS 5 which enables cloud backup and “over the air” downloads of their latest software. Why is this a big deal, you say? It cuts the umbilical cord from the long time king of computing… the desktop/laptop. Starting in September you will no longer need a computer to buy an iPad, as you can begin using it right out of the box without that old white sync cord that we have grown accustomed to.
People will soon begin to buy tablets as their sole computing machine and why not? They are getting so powerful and are easier to use than their larger counterparts. If you thought Apple was selling a ton of iPads now (they are, Apple sells more iPads than Macs already) then wait until this happens.
What does this mean to you and why am I writing about this? If your website has flash and isn’t tablet friendly, you need to start making the necessary adjustments now if you haven’t already. In 2016 (arbitrary date) we will look at large clunky computers as specialized niche machines and the portable, light handheld will become the norm in my opinion.