As ineffective as Tim Cook is, lions would consider the 12" ipad the best product Apple ever made, from a hardware standpoint. The software is shit of course. What works in our favor is when it's basically an 8.5x11 sheet of paper with video or a game on it. It's the absolute best portable gaming platform ever made, with the best portable sound & the most immersive portable video ever achieved. It's the science fiction world of our childhood made real.
It's disappointing that tablets are now experiencing the same declining sales that PC's were once famous for & the interface has never made any meaningful advances since Steve Jobless's death. The problem of compressing a full sized keyboard & desktop into the 8.5x11 form factor was never overcome. Lions certainly tried thinking of ways around it, but it couldn't go beyond video & games.