Forrester analyst Sarah Rotman Epps certainly thinks so, lauding the device in a blog post that even swipes Steve Jobs’ “post-PC” rhetoric. “In a post-PC world, consumers have a more intimate relationship with their devices. They use them on the couch and in bed and not just at their desk,” she writes. Forrester thinks that iPads will account for at least 20 million of the 24.1 million tablets forecast to sell in the US this year, but Epps says Apple should not rest on its laurels. “We have yet to see a play from potential disruptors like Amazon, who could enter the tablet market at a lower price point, or Sony and Microsoft, who could offer radically differentiated value propositions. Things could get rowdy.”

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