Tablets did not exist five years ago, but today they are one of the most innovative and sought-after electronic devices on the market. This article will highlight the kinds of features possessed by the next-generation tablet computers. Applications (apps) are revolutionizing the consumer electronics market, and tablets have been a central part of that revolution. This article will discuss the emerging trends that will develop in apps over the next five years. The discussion will also focus on the role apps will play in the revolution of the tablet computer. Also, a few breakthrough emerging apps will be mentioned.