1) This is a major collective reference point. It’s the sort of thing people could point to years from now to symbolize a major shift. Not sure that this is possible anymore because of how decentralized media is, but it totally has the makings of an NPR interview a 20 years from now. I can already hear the questions about whether she remembers playing with an iPad, how her media habits have changed etc.
2) I’ve seen people questioning whether the baby really thinks the magazine is an “iPad that doesn’t work.” There’s a health story in all this. What is the baby actually able to realize / process? Maybe a neonatal neurologist is the person to ask.