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Really…everyone has an iPad in San Francisco…almost



I recently wrote that it seems everyone in San Francisco. A couple of readers kindly pointed out that I was wrong because they personally knew people that didn’t own iPads in my hometown. I’m well aware that I was exaggerating when I said ‘everyone,’ but it really is beginning to feel like everyone has an iPad.

I’m working from my seat at AT&T park today. I’ve seen more iPads here today being used by ballpark staff and patrons than I can count. Definitely more than the number of Tablet PCs and media slates I’ve seen all month.

Some of the concession managers are using iPads to keep inventory and communicate with colleagues.

I, and other Giants fans, use the  iPad instead of paper scorecards at the game.

The iPad is outpacing any other gadget’s adoption rate, including the DVD player, CD player, TV and iPod. This is truly incredible and I highly doubt the Microsoft, RIM or Android are going to do anything to slow down the pace in the short term.

Everyone in San Francisco might not own an iPad today, but really might start looking like that after the holidays since Apple’s just starting to roll the device out to major retail partners.

All of this before RIM, Google or Microsoft have even releases a purpose-built OS for a slate device.



  1. Synergi

    10/20/2010 at 3:27 am

    Nice, Im already waiting to upgrade to gen 2, for the better display. I’ll probably get a bigger drive and drop my 3G model since AT&T didn’t keep the original deal.

  2. Roger J

    10/20/2010 at 4:25 am

    I wonder what proportion of these iPad users have Apple computers as well?

    I’m still resisting the iPad as I am more interested in work applications than infotainment. However, my ideal computing setup would be:

    Office: Notebook or all in one desktop
    Home: Ditto or maybe a more powerful desktop IF I ever have the time to play games on it.
    In between: iPad-like device that I would carry between work and home, and for all travel, meetings etc.

    Synching would be automatic IF I had reliable Internet which i do not currently enjoy on my project here in Syria. Maybe an NAS device at home to facilitate synching?

  3. RioTdike Säflund

    10/20/2010 at 5:06 am

    This was the first time I won something on the internet and my prize was an IPAD!
    I will share with you how easy it is to participate.

    just register your email on the site follow the instructions of the second page and wait.

    I was winning the second stage. Good luck!

  4. Tim

    10/20/2010 at 10:18 am

    iPads are few and far between, in San Francisco, from my observation. Seeing more and more Android phones though.

    • Xavier Lanier

      10/20/2010 at 4:57 pm

      We must live in different areas/go to different places. There were four iPads being used at a cafe in Noe Valley this morning.

      • Tim

        10/21/2010 at 1:45 am

        not one all the length of Mission today- yup, different worlds

  5. lemel

    10/22/2010 at 12:55 am

    Is that MLB at bat? What apps are running there…?

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