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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RE: How...
by Cymro on Fri 22nd Jan 2010 13:09 UTC in reply to "How..."
Cymro
Member since:
2005-07-07

...can we possibly knock a product on price when we have no idea what the product is or what it can do, much less even know how much it will cost?.


It cuts both ways. How can there be so much excitement about the product when we have no idea what the product is or what it can do?

Far more column inches have been devoted to frenzied speculation about hardware specs than assessing whether any tablet is what people will pay for. I'm excited too, which is why I feel the need to write about it, but I don't see any harm in redressing the balance a little.

Apple has a long history of getting the price wrong, so I'm just saying don't expect a revolution until we see the price tag. I want them to price it aggressively.

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RE[2]: How...
by boldingd on Fri 22nd Jan 2010 16:40 in reply to "RE: How..."
boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

I agree completely: if we can fawn over how incredibly shiny the Apple logo on the back is going to be, we can point out that, for most people to buy it, it probably needs to cost less than $200 (at least, that's what it'd take for me, given the very limited use I'd actually have for such a device).

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RE[3]: How...
by Governa on Fri 22nd Jan 2010 16:54 in reply to "RE[2]: How..."
Governa Member since:
2006-04-09

for most people to buy it, it probably needs to cost less than $200


Maybe Apple should give it away with every box of Corn Flakes. Quite a market expert you turned out to be... $200 ? Be serious!

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RE[2]: How...
by macUser on Fri 22nd Jan 2010 16:44 in reply to "RE: How..."
macUser Member since:
2006-12-15

"...can we possibly knock a product on price when we have no idea what the product is or what it can do, much less even know how much it will cost?.


It cuts both ways. How can there be so much excitement about the product when we have no idea what the product is or what it can do?

Far more column inches have been devoted to frenzied speculation about hardware specs than assessing whether any tablet is what people will pay for. I'm excited too, which is why I feel the need to write about it, but I don't see any harm in redressing the balance a little.

Apple has a long history of getting the price wrong, so I'm just saying don't expect a revolution until we see the price tag. I want them to price it aggressively.
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So based on knowing nothing about what this product is, we write diatribes about how disappointed we will be when Apple fails to price it right.

The irony being... Apple is making fist loads of money.

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