Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jan 2010 19:45 UTC
Apple In what everybody already saw coming for weeks (months) now, Apple has just unveiled its latest product, a tablet called the iPad. Basically a bigger version of the iPhone, Steve Jobs presented the iPad during a press event in San Francisco. The most interesting news? It's powered by... An Apple processor, called the A4. The most shocking news? The price.
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Will sell rapidly
by tyrione on Wed 27th Jan 2010 20:25 UTC
tyrione
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2005-11-21

This will piss all you whiners off on how fast this sells out.

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RE: Will sell rapidly
by boldingd on Wed 27th Jan 2010 20:40 in reply to "Will sell rapidly"
boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

Heh, I'll take that bet.

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RE: Will sell rapidly
by Jon Dough on Wed 27th Jan 2010 21:38 in reply to "Will sell rapidly"
Jon Dough Member since:
2005-11-30

Of course it's going to sell out! Those who are affected by Apple's RDF will see to it!

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RE: Will sell rapidly
by kragil on Wed 27th Jan 2010 22:24 in reply to "Will sell rapidly"
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2006-01-04

A lot of people (you?) would buy a polished piece of poop as long as there is an Apple logo on it somewhere.(I stole that quote from the twit.tv mac pundits live broadcast. So there is still some R left in the RDF.)

I really don't care if it sells or not. It will be good for gamers and lamers, but if it doesn't multitask and doesn't work without a backlight I AM NOT BUYING.

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RE[2]: Will sell rapidly
by Macrat on Thu 28th Jan 2010 00:24 in reply to "RE: Will sell rapidly"
Macrat Member since:
2006-03-27

A lot of people (you?) would buy a polished piece of poop as long as there is an Apple logo on it somewhere.


Just because you're not the target audience doesn't automatically make it a piece of poop.

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RE: Will sell rapidly
by JeffS on Wed 27th Jan 2010 23:42 in reply to "Will sell rapidly"
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2005-07-12

"This will piss all you whiners off on how fast this sells out."

Simple question. Do you think this will be the success that was iPhone, original iPods, MacBook Air, or even the iTouch?

Honest answer, please.

I have no doubt that Apple will sell a good bunch of these things. Their marketing, their name/reputation, their fans, and their slick packaging, all pretty much guarantee at least moderate success.

But I'm also wondering if will expand sales, or if it will cannibalize iTouch or MacBook sales.

I'm kind of scratching my head on this one. It just seems like a bigger iTouch, or even an overpriced Netbook with the keyboard hacked off.

And, as Thom noted, it seems like it lacks the polish, attention to detail, and general slickness of past Apple products.

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RE[2]: Will sell rapidly
by bryanv on Thu 28th Jan 2010 00:43 in reply to "RE: Will sell rapidly"
bryanv Member since:
2005-08-26

Considering Apple doesn't make a product called the iTouch.....

Jesus people, it's an iPod.

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RE: Will sell rapidly
by BallmerKnowsBest on Thu 28th Jan 2010 00:27 in reply to "Will sell rapidly"
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2008-06-02

This will piss all you whiners off on how fast this sells out.


Right. Just like the Newton, the Pippin, the Cube, the Apple TV, and all the other innumerable Apple failures that I'm forgetting.

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