While users of the third-gen Apple iPad are more apt to bring their tablet to the office, most other activities are enjoyed by users of all three iterations of the tablet to the same degree. So what is it about the 3rd-gen model of the Apple iPad that makes it so useful at work? Part of the answer could be the Retina display and LTE connectivity. The iPad is also accepted in more different kinds of businesses as being standard equipment. In almost any industry, the tablet fits in, replacing paper forms, displays and even PCs and laptops.
To show just how accepted the iPad has become in the office, a year ago 86% of the Fortune 500 were testing the Apple iPad or had employees using it for work. By this April, that number had jumped up to 94% of the Fortune 500 and 70 % of the Global 500. Part of the reason for this trend is an increasing number of useful business apps and the blurring of the line between a consumer device and one made for business.