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Apple's (Doomed) Tablet - Old man yells at icloud

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  1. jonKranked

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    "Ever wish your iPhone were bigger and couldn't make telephone calls?"

    HAWHAWHAW
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    long live the Newton.
     
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    link fixed

     
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    yeah but they will do it so it succeeds...I'll never buy this thing, dont want it, dont even like it...But it will succeed.
     
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    syadasti i heart mac

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    If you don't count the Apple Newton, Apple G4 Cube, PPC architecture on desktop PCs, Apple TV, their PC division which is the basis for the company, etc...sure they are successful in consumer electronics. Windows 7 surpassed OSX 10.4, 10.5, and 10.6 combined already.
     
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    don't forget Lisa
     
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    OK, but can It take underwater (underbeer) pictures?

     
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    iPad? seriously? some of the most creative minds in the industry, and you come up with IPAD?!?!?! I'm sure Tampax is kicking themselves for not coming up with it first.
     
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    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    Why are people so jealous of Apple all the time?
     
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    iPad for when iBleed
     
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    You got your steroids in my iphone! You got your iphone in my steroids!



    Edit: My first impression was "That thing will ****ing explode if you drop it."
     
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    devices looks awesome. the name however :twitch:
     
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    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    That thing kind of looks like one of those TV remotes for the visually impared.

     
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    They must be saving iSore for something else.

    (I love apple products but this thing ain't doing it for me.)
     
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    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    Uh, they sell i "pods" and now this is a touch "pad"...get it?

    Sometimes people like to give products in their lines similar names, as it helps with brand recognition.
     
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    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    I wish it were just a mini macbook... like a netbook, except not a POS.
     
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    It's an awesome looking device and seems to operate really slick. What's gonna kill it (I suspect) is the price.
     
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    Yea, I can see they were trying to be clever. Problem is iPad sounds like a feminine hygiene product.
     
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    Im sure the resulting loss of sales to 13 year old boys will doom this creation.
     
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    So you'll buy one then?
     
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    I'll have to buy one a month.
     
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    Yeah the netbook's keyboard protects the screen when you aren't using it plus its a real keyboard.

    I supposed BS's macbook he had to replace numerous times was a quality device worth the premium over a $300 netbook from HP. IAB, how many times has MBC had to replace her netbook:rofl: OSX and flash work just fine on netbooks and yet the Maxipad still doesn't have flash (hardware accelerated ion on HP and others even to handle 1080p)...
     
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    None, though she returned the first one she bought because she decided to upgrade.
     
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    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    Ipod,Itouch, Iphone, Imac, Ipad. sounds right in line with me
     
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    Looks like no multitasking either and you are limited to lame smartphone applications. Desktop OS applications are far more numerous and useful than smartphone apps and you aren't forced to download them from a central filtered/censored "store". If you buy a device, you should own it!

    I wouldn't want a bike if the company that made it only let me run certain brands of tires or other components - would you?
     
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    Yeah no clue WTF that thing is good for, but it will sadly sell well.:rolleyes:
     
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    This may be, but can you tell me how many more PC's there are in the world than macs...5 times, 6 times, 10 times, more?
     
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    im sure this will add to their $3.38b profit
     
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    Yeah they weren't successful after all this time - consumer electronics is another story, that is my point:think:
     
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    Cheapest model is $500. Definitely not as bad as I was expecting, but that's lowest end. High end is $830

    Breakdown:

    wifi only (60 days to launch)

    16 gig $499
    32gig $599
    64gig $699

    wifi + 3g (90 days to launch)

    16 gig $629
    32 gig $729
    64 gig $829


    it'll be interesting to see if there are going to be carrier subsidies for the 3g models.
     
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    keyboard dock will also be available. At least they added in a dose of common sense.
     
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    No mention of data plan options for existing iPhone/AT&T subscribers.
     
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    $30 unlimited data on AT&T, no mention of carrier subsidy. but no contract.
     
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    Via AT&T...$15 for 250MB per month or $30 per month unlimited, no contract. They didn't say anything about "tethering" into an already existing 3G data plan for current iPhone users.
     
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    Yet again companies are still gouging for flash storage $100 to bump to each pricepoint and of course it doesn't have an SDHC or microSDHC (or better yet SDXC) slot as an alternative like almost every other device on the market. Nah people wouldn't want to view the photos right off their digital camera or easily share content. Great that they didn't make things just work and go to microUSB like the rest of the market too.

    Why does Apple continue to follow in the footsteps of Sony with proprietary (with the added insult discernible advantage whatsoever vs something like Beta vs VHS) non-sense doesn't improve the user experience.
     
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    yea my feed updated so i edited my original comment.

    why would they tether it?