Linked by Cymro on Thu 21st Jan 2010 22:35 UTC
Apple It's the most hyped device of the moment, a device that nobody has laid eyes on without an NDA death-grip. While rumour and speculation escalate (sometimes giving way to apathy), little has leaked out of Cupertino. But nobody seems to be asking whether this tablet thing will be successful or not.
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Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Fri 22nd Jan 2010 09:13 UTC
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

Considering that the idea of an Apple tablet is still only an Internet-generated hyper rumour, I would laugh my socks off if all Apple had to announce was new laptops available in a selection of colours and that was it.

If Apple don’t announce a tablet to all the journalists that have paid to go out there expecting a tablet, the audience will break out into a riot, storm the stage and feed off of the flesh of Steve in the vain hope to gain his secrets.

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by PLan on Fri 22nd Jan 2010 09:39 in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
PLan Member since:
2006-01-10

Considering that the idea of an Apple tablet is still only an Internet-generated hyper rumour ...


There was an recent article, by a former Apple Senior Marketing Manager, on how Apple use controlled leaks to hype products. This is not just a rumour going by his experience.

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/how_apple_does_controlled_le...

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Fri 22nd Jan 2010 09:46 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Right, but until Steve holds the thing up, the rumours are still rumours and should not be treated as fact, no matter how many lines pundits write about the damn thing!

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by BallmerKnowsBest on Fri 22nd Jan 2010 17:29 in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

Considering that the idea of an Apple tablet is still only an Internet-generated hyper rumour, I would laugh my socks off if all Apple had to announce was new laptops available in a selection of colours and that was it.

If Apple don’t announce a tablet to all the journalists that have paid to go out there expecting a tablet, the audience will break out into a riot, storm the stage


In that case, "Pear-Shaped" would be a better sub-title for the article.

and feed off of the flesh of Steve in the vain hope to gain his secrets.


Isn't it the other way around? I thought it was Jobs who must hungers for the flesh of living.

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