We are not consumerism's consumer. We don't want to be bombarded by product after product and being told that each of these new products are our 'needs'. Whether is it a 'need' or a 'want', you decide.
Here're two opinions on iPad:
"Do I really need an iPad? Generally, I'd say the answer is no. In fact, try as I might, I can't think of too many situations in which anyone would really need one." (Tim Challies)
"iPad is an elegant solution in search of a problem... Everyone I have shown the device to holds it with childlike wonder and eventually mutters, “Wow. I’ve gotta get one of these!” But after working with it for a week, I have to ask, Why?"" (Michael Hyatt)