Linked by Yoni on Fri 18th Jan 2013 21:56 UTC
Apple "Never mind the fact that the iPod turned the entire music industry on its head. Never mind the fact that most successful notebooks today resemble designs first popularized by Apple. Never mind the fact that the blueprint of the modern day smartphone remains the original iPhone. Never mind the fact that competitors are scrambling wildly to copy the success and design of the iPad. Forget all of these things, because when it comes to Apple, the 'what have you done for me lately?' mentality reigns supreme."
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RE[6]: my 2 cents
by JAlexoid on Mon 21st Jan 2013 06:53 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: my 2 cents"
JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

Funny enough on a few occasions they were referred to as "iPads" by the show's presenters.

That's because tablet isn't in common use. A lot of people called most touchscreen smartphones an iPhone, if you remember.

iPad might get the treatment of Thermos, Aspirin, Kleenex, Hoover and Xerox...

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RE[7]: my 2 cents
by MOS6510 on Mon 21st Jan 2013 06:56 in reply to "RE[6]: my 2 cents"
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2011-05-12

In The Netherlands were use to refer to mobile phones as "mobile" or "gsm" (which is a bit weird). But since the iPhone arrived most people call them iPhones, other phones are still generic.

The term "tablet" is very uncommon, most tablets are called by their name, be it an iPad or a (Galaxy) Tab.

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