Every iPad may be a tablet, but every tablet is not an iPad.
We have Macs and we have PCs. Everybody knows the difference. We have iPads and we have tablets. Everyone knows which is which. Apple makes the former and everybody and their brother makes the latter. Simple.
Or is it? The rush not to call every tablet an iPad has made life a little bit more difficult for some shoppers, including The Boholawyer, who recently tried to buy a protective (and pretty) cover for her new Kindle Fire. Covers are described as Tablet covers. Lots of pointing and clicking ensued to see if the lovely (and it is!) Kindle Fire would fit in the pictured sleeve.
The AP article worries about a likelihood of confusion and the possibility that iPad will follow Xerox and Kleenex into the language, but it doesn’t seem very likely at this point. As much as I love my Kindle Fire (and I do) there’s no mistaking it for an iPad - either in appearance or performance.