Apple's iPad is the world's most popular tablet, and last month, the new iPad was cited by dozens of Mother's Day gift guides as what moms wanted most.
I can't say I disagree, but what about Dad? Wouldn't the average dad also be delighted to receive an iPad for Father's Day?
I think the key would be customization. Rather than let the old man unbox a factory-fresh iPad, perhaps not knowing what to do with it, you should pre-install apps that are sure to pique his interest.
Lord knows there are apps for everything: travel, sports, business, investing, health, fitness, fishing, golf, games, wine, magazines, newspapers, books, and on and on. There is something for every aspect of the male psyche.
A new iPad, loaded with apps designed to enhance the enjoyment of Dad's favorite past times will be a sure winner on Father's Day. Of this, I am confident.
After all, the new iPad has a Retina display, quad-core graphics, and a 5-megapixel camera with advanced optics for capturing photos and 1080p HD video. The new display delivers four times the number of pixels of iPad 2 and has a million more pixels than an HDTV.
Apple's tablet can run almost all of the over 585,000 apps currently available from the App Store, including more than 200,000 native iPad apps and the new iBooks 2 app that will let Dad experience ebooks that are truly interactive.
The new iPad Wi-Fi models are available in black or white and start at $499 for the 16GB model, $599 for the 32GB model, and $699 for the 64GB model. Prices for Wi-Fi + Cellular models, available for use on either AT&T or Verizon wireless, sell for $629 for the 16GB model, $729 for the 32GB model, and $829 for the 64GB model. The iPad 2 is also available for $399 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and $529 for the 16GB Wi-Fi + 3G model. For more information, visit Apple.com.
If Dad already has an iPad or an iPhone, Apple's AV Adapter is another great gift idea. It connects almost any iOS device to an HDTV or HDMI-compatible display (up to 1080p HD; movies play at up to 720p). The adapter mirrors movies, games, and even websites on the big screen. The unit sells for $39.00 and requires an HDMI cable (sold separately). For more information, visit Apple.com.