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TSA
04-03-2010, 03:36 AM
That's my prediction
it's useless, no different from what's already out by apple
too soon for too little
inconvenient
and to broad for it's target demographic which apple seems to think is 'everyone'

well everyone already has a laptop or computer and everyone that wanted it has an iphone and ipod touch, they don't need a half ass both.
i just saw on CNN them saying it will be great for 'avid readers'
lol, what?

INF
04-03-2010, 03:40 AM
thats cool and all its that big of a screen but... why the fuck is it that big of a screen???? picture toting this shit around.You are FORCED to carry a bag.

I wont carry a bag.no.

Uncle Steezo
04-03-2010, 04:18 AM
ipad will change the game for publications which currently are struggling worse than music was before itunes.
imags will be the savior of the ipad.
imags
ipapers
ibooks.

plus since its a green solution it will get pumped.

it takes 80,000 trees to print one sunday edition run of the nytimes.
multiply that by the number of newspapers and times that by 52 weeks. thats alot of trees. not to mention the daily newspaper run.

but the things you mentioned are true but its not enuff to make it flop.
and there's always upgrades. the ipod was wack compared to whats out now.
just wait till the ipad is made of digital paper and you can fold that bitch up.

0znv3V-GsNk

PALEFORCE
04-03-2010, 08:55 AM
ipad will change the game for publications which currently are struggling worse than music was before itunes.
imags will be the savior of the ipad.
imags
ipapers
ibooks.

plus since its a green solution it will get pumped.

it takes 80,000 trees to print one sunday edition run of the nytimes.
multiply that by the number of newspapers and times that by 52 weeks. thats alot of trees. not to mention the daily newspaper run.

but the things you mentioned are true but its not enuff to make it flop.
and there's always upgrades. the ipod was wack compared to whats out now.
just wait till the ipad is made of digital paper and you can fold that bitch up.

0znv3V-GsNk


that and..now it will be easier to control what gets released and wat doesnt. it happens now with first prints...it will be so much easier when things go digital

5hundred&one
04-03-2010, 09:53 AM
^stanhope is the best

TSA
04-03-2010, 11:56 AM
ipad will change the game for publications which currently are struggling worse than music was before itunes.
imags will be the savior of the ipad.
imags
ipapers
ibooks.

plus since its a green solution it will get pumped.

it takes 80,000 trees to print one sunday edition run of the nytimes.
multiply that by the number of newspapers and times that by 52 weeks. thats alot of trees. not to mention the daily newspaper run.

but the things you mentioned are true but its not enuff to make it flop.
and there's always upgrades. the ipod was wack compared to whats out now.
just wait till the ipad is made of digital paper and you can fold that bitch up.

0znv3V-GsNk
the problem is society doesn't give a damn. Magazines aren't a solid enough foundation to base your business on.
PORN magazines yeah, but i doubt they will have them for sale. Otherwise, i dont see this taking off, it ignores the fact that ppl don't want to read SHIT anymore. Nobody wants a 500 dollar+ devise for reading.
lol, fuck that. Only a gay 10% of starbucks ppl will buy it, thinking they're 'ahead', then it will fizzle out as a totally bad idea.

its too clunky, like infinity said, wtf are you supposed to do with it, carry a bag? i mean, i already do lol, but still, i don't see normal ppl doing so.

check two
04-03-2010, 12:07 PM
Does it play VHS tapes?

Uncle Steezo
04-03-2010, 12:09 PM
do you know how many magazines newspapers and books there are?
instead of thinking of it as a clunky mag, think of it as a slim public library.

pale, think about what you said. the internet was supposedly supposed to make iunfo easy to control. the shit backfired, badly. the internet is the most empowering device invented since the printing press. imagine all the subversive mags and newspapers that you can distribute.

but time will tell, and when you are using your ipad or windows whateverpad in 2012 just gimme my props.

SID
04-03-2010, 12:16 PM
Gavin's leading a convincing argument.

But the fact is we can go to the online versions of our fav mags on the internet without carrying a portable version, i mean i haven't bought a creative review mag for ages.

the ipad would not revolutionize anything really, it would appeal to a small niche of the market, i dunno people who read alot, eco warriors and whatever

Uncle Steezo
04-03-2010, 12:33 PM
regardless of the preference, the magazine industry is getting killed by the internet. and usually your online mags are watered down versions of the hardcopy.

people still want that experience of reading on the train or at the doctors office.
i could imagine a waiting room that offered free DLs of magazines while you wait.


oh and i forgot this part.
enhanced books
sound. video. links.

i know this seems like the internet but for each page of the internet you need a connection. this gives you the freedom to get all the content and take it with you.

my dad reads wallstreet journal everyday. that shit is big and inconvenient to read unless you are sitting alone. he needs reading glasses. then he throws it away. its a waste and a hassle. billions of people read newspapers daily. billions. now imagine the WSJ with video and no waste and he can zoom the text. easily share articles, contact authors.

this is a paradigm shift.

TeknicelStylez
04-03-2010, 12:43 PM
lol at for reading

People are going to buy that shit just to be like "LOOK I GOT AN IPAD YO" like the retards who have an Itouch AND an Iphone... people are tools who like tools

i'm curious how the speakers are gonna be though

EAGLE EYE
04-03-2010, 12:57 PM
people are tools who like tools




http://www.1001happy.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/steve-jobs-mac.jpg

SID
04-03-2010, 01:04 PM
regardless of the preference, the magazine industry is getting killed by the internet. and usually your online mags are watered down versions of the hardcopy.

people still want that experience of reading on the train or at the doctors office.
i could imagine a waiting room that offered free DLs of magazines while you wait.


oh and i forgot this part.
enhanced books
sound. video. links.

i know this seems like the internet but for each page of the internet you need a connection. this gives you the freedom to get all the content and take it with you.

my dad reads wallstreet journal everyday. that shit is big and inconvenient to read unless you are sitting alone. he needs reading glasses. then he throws it away. its a waste and a hassle. billions of people read newspapers daily. billions. now imagine the WSJ with video and no waste and he can zoom the text. easily share articles, contact authors.

this is a paradigm shift.

Well you can get phones know with immaculate web browsers nowadays, where you can download PDF e-books and read them on your phones acrobat reader, you can read all the newspapers sites online aswell.

The only difference is that the Ipad is touchscreen and has a gleaming apple logo.

Uncle Steezo
04-03-2010, 01:08 PM
i'd love to see you read a newspaper or magazine or a 200pg book on a iphone screen without going blind.

and pdfs dont have the enhancements.

yall supposed to be young visionaries but are sounding more like grumpy grandfathers.

pep
04-03-2010, 01:16 PM
thats cool and all its that big of a screen but... why the fuck is it that big of a screen???? picture toting this shit around.You are FORCED to carry a bag.

I wont carry a bag.no.
muthafukkas are gonna be lookin like a high tech moses walkin around with glowing digital tablets...

EAGLE EYE
04-03-2010, 01:46 PM
Is it a strange coincidence that all of the resident black wucorpers are inside on a nice day discussing a geeky coffee shop'ish gadget?


This is too depressing. I'm gonna go wash the car or something.

Mumm Ra
04-03-2010, 05:09 PM
does anyone actually read ebooks on their computer?
i can't do that shit at all
ive tried a Kindle at a store though and that was a million times better to read from

Uncle Steezo
04-03-2010, 05:49 PM
Is it a strange coincidence that all of the resident black wucorpers are inside on a nice day discussing a geeky coffee shop'ish gadget?


This is too depressing. I'm gonna go wash the car or something.


we have to ease into spring...too much sun at once can be lethal... melanin.
http://www.grimmemennesker.dk/data/media/1/18.jpg

EAGLE EYE
04-03-2010, 05:53 PM
Us whoights are already out kayaking and playing frisbee all awesome-like

Lex Lugor
04-03-2010, 05:55 PM
does anyone actually read ebooks on their computer?
i can't do that shit at all
ive tried a Kindle at a store though and that was a million times better to read from
I tried a digital comic and my eyes got watery, plus its not like im gonna be reading 6,000 books on my daily TRAX ride, fuck I need a harddrive for I'll just carry around a fucking NOVEL.

Lex Lugor
04-03-2010, 05:57 PM
Us whoights are already out kayaking and playing frisbee all awesome-like
It snowed two days ago, the white man tucked himself back inside with his hot cocoa.

Olive Oil Goombah
04-03-2010, 05:57 PM
the ipad is a start...its a good idea.

Right now, its a pain in the ass to read a book online cuz of the scrolling and the strain on the eyes.

But if they develope something flexible you can take around and access several types of books/magazines, work out all the kinks, than this could be HUGE.

It may be just a small beginning of something eventually, as style said, paradigm shifting.

Would I buy one now?

Absolutely not. You will pay out the ass for it and will suffer through the early flaws/

INF
04-03-2010, 06:09 PM
yeah early flaws of any new tech device isnt really worth being up on the latest shit.its worth the wait to purchase when they make price drops.

DiGitalChamberz
04-03-2010, 06:16 PM
werd all them fools are gna be smashin their ipads on the head wen the 2nd n 3rd gen's come out n their waaaaaaay better, free of any bugs that are bound to be in this release, n cheaper on top of it then gen 1, damn when will apple fan boys learn??

i guess they don't mind beta testing....

Lex Lugor
04-03-2010, 06:25 PM
clearly there is some satisfaction with running around with the newest piece of tech, you get to stay ahead of the curve, and I cant say if I had it I wouldnt use it like hell, flaws or not

INF
04-03-2010, 06:27 PM
I get mad with glitches.But yes it does feel good to floss new tech shit ,I wont front.

EAGLE EYE
04-03-2010, 06:30 PM
I think it would be perfect for plane rides rather than taking your entire laptop (especially on vacation)

EAGLE EYE
04-03-2010, 06:42 PM
Strange it doesn't include a built in memory card reader. That needs to be added eventually.


Engadget review

http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/03/apple-ipad-review/

EAGLE EYE
04-03-2010, 06:56 PM
holy shit this things fast! watch the video half way down the page in the review.


I think it would be genius if the next macbook LCD screens could slide off and work as a tablet.

Uncle Steezo
04-03-2010, 06:56 PM
and still no flash video which is huge but i assume its to keep continuity between ipod iphone ipad.


it just needs to be it foldable like a napkin and write on it with a stylus....

or for all you hs/college kids, think of the textbook load...cost... imaginge DLing next semester's textbook for a fraction of the cost, and its up to date with the latest info. what about having only to carry one piece of digital paper in ur pocket that has your notes textbook and erthang else on it.

everyone always overlooks the education aspect of tech.


porn? rebirth of the dirtymagazine? wow...



but that ePaper/plastic is gonna be dope.

let me birth this idea to the universe cause i ain't gonna do it.

clothing that lets you just DL new designs. imagine a pair of nikes that you could color cordinate with all your pastel flat brims...or a jacket that you could load with your own designs....

what about a new car color every hour?

free clothing for becoming a walking billboard ad?


as it is written...it shall be done...

DiGitalChamberz
04-03-2010, 06:58 PM
i see you and Marty Mcfly been talkin...

Lex Lugor
04-03-2010, 07:01 PM
hahahahahaha yea lets get back to reality, this thing doesnt have flash capabilities?

Queen Of Poetry
04-03-2010, 07:01 PM
does anyone actually read ebooks on their computer?
i can't do that shit at all
ive tried a Kindle at a store though and that was a million times better to read from

I have a Kindle. It is cool. And the books are inexpensive.

INF
04-03-2010, 07:05 PM
why is it that mobile shit cant do flash video.wtf???!!!

Lex Lugor
04-03-2010, 07:05 PM
Okay now I read that page robby posted and I re-want one again.

Uncle Steezo
04-03-2010, 07:11 PM
holy shit this things fast! watch the video half way down the page in the review.


I think it would be genius if the next macbook LCD screens could slide off and work as a tablet.


the fucking ibook app is on that next shit for real.

cosign the macbook docking.
but i did read in macworld that the next macbook will flip like the windows tablet and be touchscreen as well as trackpad controlled.

Luz
04-03-2010, 07:23 PM
Piece of shit doesn't even have a usb port.

DiGitalChamberz
04-03-2010, 07:26 PM
im sure by next gen or 3rd they will and ppl will have to go back n cop that one lol.. im waiting... APPLE knows its fan boys..

DiGitalChamberz
04-03-2010, 07:28 PM
why is it that mobile shit cant do flash video.wtf???!!!

i think maybe it would conflict wit internet service providers..(basically fuckin wit ppls $$$) everything is big fuckin business and behind closed doors hush hush stuff.. man we on the wrong side of they playing field... consumerism is not where its @

Uncle Steezo
04-03-2010, 07:30 PM
i see you and Marty Mcfly been talkin...

hahahahahaha yea lets get back to reality, this thing doesnt have flash capabilities?

so i assume yall don't post in 3D Surround Sound?
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd116/STYLEMASTERR/3d%20sigs/Photo34.jpg
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd116/STYLEMASTERR/3d%20sigs/Photo35.jpg


heavy...
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd116/STYLEMASTERR/backpat.png

Queen Of Poetry
04-03-2010, 07:33 PM
Look how cute u r..............

Uncle Steezo
04-03-2010, 07:36 PM
Look how cute u r..............
bout time.
http://www.logoi.com/pastimages/img/sleeping_beauty_3.jpg

:f:f:f

DiGitalChamberz
04-03-2010, 07:36 PM
great scott!!!

Queen Of Poetry
04-03-2010, 07:38 PM
so i assume yall don't post in 3D Surround Sound?
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd116/STYLEMASTERR/3d%20sigs/Photo34.jpg
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd116/STYLEMASTERR/3d%20sigs/Photo35.jpg


heavy...
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd116/STYLEMASTERR/backpat.png


Ok now explain what the hell that is.......

DiGitalChamberz
04-03-2010, 07:41 PM
its obvious...

X-men's Cyclops toy visor from target... $24.99

Uncle Steezo
04-03-2010, 07:46 PM
Ok now explain what the hell that is.......


they project an image that seems like i'm watvching a 50" screen from 5 ft away. like a personal movie theater with surround sound headphone that block out outside noise.

i can hook it to dvd computer handhelds iphones pretty much anything.
compatible with 3D and can be used a functional virtual reality headset.


myvu (http://www.myvu.com/)

mine is the one on the top left soloplus.


I FUX WIT THE FUTURE.
http://www.rankopedia.com/CandidatePix/17291.gif

Queen Of Poetry
04-03-2010, 07:52 PM
Wow. Ok. I barely know how to turn on my laptop. Ha. So I should not get that. I bet high that shit is bananas!

DiGitalChamberz
04-03-2010, 07:56 PM
every 20 bag of sour should come wit a pair

Uncle Steezo
04-03-2010, 07:57 PM
its as easy as plugging it into the jack.
but yeah it's fun. especially like during sex. i can put these on and pop in a porno and be fucking whoever i want.

on long drives when i'm in the car by myself, this helps me stay awake on the road.

but i mostly use it for airtravel or when i'm laying down.

they were only like $150 after tax. which was pretty cheap IMO. all the accessories will run you another 100-150. but i don't need all that shit.

talkin about flossin tech, if i got em on me, sometimes i throw em on walkin down the street just to be a douche. not even turned on.

Queen Of Poetry
04-03-2010, 08:00 PM
its as easy as plugging it into the jack.
but yeah it's fun. especially like during sex. i can put these on and pop in a porno and be fucking whoever i want.

on long drives when i'm in the car by yourself this helps me stay awake on the road.

but i mostly use it for airtravel or when i'm laying down.

Ok so u have it hooked up to the PC and fuck? How? Aren't u restricted? I'm confused.

Mumm Ra
04-03-2010, 08:01 PM
set the laptop on the womans back, doggystyle
duh

Uncle Steezo
04-03-2010, 08:11 PM
set the laptop on the womans back, doggystyle
duh
hahaahaaaahahahahaha!

i just hook it to my ipod, which plays video, and wedge it in between her buttcrack.

the cords are rca or standard headphone jacks which you can get extensions for cause the cord that comes with it is about the length of regular headphones. so i got about 15 ft of slack which can be cool if you are doing something like watching a cooking vid and making dinner or following along in an exercise vid.



i just read on their site that you can hook it to a wii, i dont know how you can play it tho, seems like you'd need the sensors on the glasses. so i think the website might be full of shit.

Queen Of Poetry
04-03-2010, 08:17 PM
Laptop on her back, iPod in her butt cheeks. Oh my.....I wish a nigga would. He'd be dressed and out the door but hey do u. Ha.

HANZO
04-03-2010, 08:24 PM
theres jus no incentive to buy an IPad. i do get where Style coming from but a mac does all that shit to. a man can jus buy a macbook air and they got something easy to carry around and can do all the shit the IPad does plus more.

the IPad needs to bring more to the table than jus being an oversized IPhone.

Queen Of Poetry
04-03-2010, 08:27 PM
Yeah I don't see the point. I have a iPod touch, laptop and blackberry. I got enough technology for a lifetime.

INF
04-03-2010, 08:30 PM
talkin about flossin tech, if i got em on me, sometimes i throw em on walkin down the street just to be a douche. not even turned on.


ahahahahahah!!!!! this reminds me of ol school niggas back in the day frontin on cell phones that were never on.up in the mall an shit.talkin to nobody.my girl caught a cat doing this shit when we were shopping once.it was dope.


that shit is funny though "just to be a douche" hahahaha

Professor Poopsnagle
04-03-2010, 08:34 PM
Yeah I caught this dipshit in the train talking all angry and bossy with lots of profanity on the phone. Then at some point I hear he was just listening to his voicemail. Total d-bag.

DiGitalChamberz
04-03-2010, 08:37 PM
na wats funny is wen homo thugs wanna do that n then the phone rings!!! lmfao priceless!!!

CherChezLaMarauder
04-03-2010, 10:06 PM
Imma throw a hard-cover text book at the first IPAD user I see on the train.

TSA
04-04-2010, 03:56 AM
regardless of the preference, the magazine industry is getting killed by the internet. and usually your online mags are watered down versions of the hardcopy.

people still want that experience of reading on the train or at the doctors office.
i could imagine a waiting room that offered free DLs of magazines while you wait.


oh and i forgot this part.
enhanced books
sound. video. links.

i know this seems like the internet but for each page of the internet you need a connection. this gives you the freedom to get all the content and take it with you.

my dad reads wallstreet journal everyday. that shit is big and inconvenient to read unless you are sitting alone. he needs reading glasses. then he throws it away. its a waste and a hassle. billions of people read newspapers daily. billions. now imagine the WSJ with video and no waste and he can zoom the text. easily share articles, contact authors.

this is a paradigm shift.
im telling you.
this is an intelligent man's device.
problem? mother fuckers are dumb.
lol, my ipod has BEEN having ebook capabilies, as has everyones, but if you go to limewire for what ppl are dling its porn and music, really really stupid music too.

the market for emagazines isn't enough to carry this device, or e-books. We all know nobody reads actual books, let alone spending 800 dollars for a 'virtual library'.

nigga tell me to buy a fuckin 800 dollar library card and i'll say horrible things about your mother. mind you these ebooks and shit probably arent free.


look at ebooks today, they're not a new invention, they exist, as to emags, problem: NOBODY reads these things lol.

noooobody. Abode Reader has BEEN on computers since i've touched computers, but whenever i need more space to play civilizations i delete adobe reader, why? cause wtf? ebooks?

now you're going to charge ppl 800 dollars for an ipod touch they can't put in their pocket, for the added luxury of ebooks? ebooks can be read on touches too...but aren't...ever.


even the newspaper market is dominated by old rural ppl (i used to telemarket newspapers and we discuss it in training) and they will never by an 800 dollar computer, let alone Ipad.

i smell flop.

TSA
04-04-2010, 03:59 AM
they need to drop the Irazor. so you can fuckin ox faggots with Ipads that keep hogging up the starbucks phone time.

Visionz
04-04-2010, 04:27 AM
books for college are fuckin stupid expensive. I once worked with a girl going to UT that had the fuckin macbook itself listed as a requirement of the class. I'm not sure the Ipad would cause their prices to drop but on the bright side the rampant pirating that'd be sure to ensue just might.

DiGitalChamberz
04-04-2010, 04:29 AM
yo just wait till you see every tom dick n harry bumpin into each other on the street cuz they got they fuckin head down lookin at redtube.. ipads everywhere fuck!

na they need to have a stash box on that shit sum where

Ghost In The 'Lac
04-04-2010, 05:27 AM
Have I just walked into 2 month ago? I guess technology news understandably travels slow in Nebraska.

Laughing at the iPad has been done to death.


http://i40.tinypic.com/302ul9z.jpg

TSA
04-04-2010, 05:30 AM
aww man, you're so ahead of the curb on internet discussions
we're all proud of you and your father's death isn't funny
you're really cool man.

Olive Oil Goombah
04-04-2010, 07:47 AM
this franchise dude needs to stop trying so fucking hard.

its 2010 and he is still talking about Bone

SL33
04-04-2010, 10:05 AM
green technology is a great marketing enhancer. people will buy shit just because of that climate changes drama.

but can you read/learn from netbook ???? i couldn't do that. it might flop.

DUMBO
04-04-2010, 02:17 PM
i don't know about all that but i just put 10 g's on RIM for a hopeful short term gain. the ipad is cool but won't replace a laptop and will only make it more of a bitch to carry your shit around.

also that big beautiful screen is going to crack eventually.

TSA
04-04-2010, 02:33 PM
this franchise dude needs to stop trying so fucking hard.

its 2010 and he is still talking about Bone
LOl i know, it's his 'gimmick' i guess. He's like, the 'B0n3 thug fan' of a wutang fan site. jesus.
i guess listening to white trash rap is a climb from pretending to be a black man then a mixed man on a wutang forum. PTBBOAWF (Pretending To Be Black On A Wutang Forum) at it's loweliest
lol that why everyone thought it was fun when his dad died LOL
"im bleeeedding" ahahahhaha

Olive Oil Goombah
04-04-2010, 04:32 PM
I didnt kno his dad died. I missed that thread.

either way, he is a day late and a dollar short on everything he over does. Its like "Look at me, Im doing this and its cooler than what you're doing!" when in fact its becoming uncool because he's doing it.

EAGLE EYE
04-12-2010, 05:56 PM
Apple iPad Sold Out at Best Buy Stores

Authored by Mark Hefflinger (http://www.dmwmedia.com/user/mark-hefflinger) on April 8, 2010 - 10:14am.
San Francisco - Apple's (NASD: AAPL) (http://finance.dmwmedia.com/dmwmedia?Page=QUOTE&Ticker=AAPL) iPad has sold out at all 673 Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) (http://finance.dmwmedia.com/dmwmedia?Page=QUOTE&Ticker=BBY) retail locations, CNET News.com reports -- although the range of Apple stores contacted reported relatively ample stock. "We expect to have iPad inventory replenished at these locations by Sunday," Best Buy spokeswoman Paula Baldwin told CNET. Apple said it sold 350,000 iPads last Saturday when they went on sale, and today updated that figure to 450,000.
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INF
04-12-2010, 06:03 PM
I was at the mall yesterday and I walked past the apple store and laughed at the tons of ppl in there.....


then on my third walk around the mall I ended up going into the apple store.I just looked at the tables and seen what ppl were doing with the gear.I seen some lil 5 yr old inside of a movie maker app while his mom or nanny or maybe grandma looked over him.I seen two lil young cats in all red on some mac books and they was both separately watching gucci man freestyle youtubes.

well I got to the ipad table and everybody there looked like they were straining to have a good time.One thing i took note of was that ppl that had a keyboard up on their screen looked way stoopid.

EAGLE EYE
04-12-2010, 06:04 PM
Some of you shouldn't bother making market predictions regarding anything tech-related.

EAGLE EYE
04-12-2010, 06:05 PM
I seen two lil young cats in all red on some mac books and they was both separately watching gucci man freestyle youtubes.


hahhahahahaha

EAGLE EYE
04-12-2010, 06:09 PM
I honestly don't really like the apple store experience. It's too bright and sterile. I feel like I'm walking into a spaceship and at any moment I might get dragged out back and put on an operating table.

If I ever wake up with a magic mouse stuck in my ass.. I'm switching back to Microsoft.

Uncle Steezo
04-12-2010, 10:16 PM
the magic mouse doubles as an anus scoop.
http://www.electricpig.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/magic-mouse-1.jpg

Mumm Ra
05-05-2010, 02:17 AM
http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c54102/x2_142374a

EAGLE EYE
05-05-2010, 02:24 AM
Apple iPad Reaches ‘1 Million Sold’ Twice as Fast as iPhone



By Eliot Van Buskirk (http://www.wired.com/epicenter/author/eliotvb/) http://www.wired.com/epicenter/wp-content/themes/wired/images/envelope.gif (eliotvb@gmail.com)
May 3, 2010 |
10:14 am |
Categories: Commerce (http://www.wired.com/epicenter/category/commerce/), Mobile Internet (http://www.wired.com/epicenter/category/mobile-internet/)


http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/epicenter/2010/05/ipad_desk-660x440.jpg (http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/epicenter/2010/05/ipad_desk.jpg)Apple announced on Monday that it has sold more than a million iPad devices over the internet and in its retail outlets, following the Friday release of the 3G version of the device, which can connect to the internet via cellular data networks in addition to Wi-Fi.
Naysayers who jokingly derided the device (http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-april-28-2010/appholes) as a large iPhone with no phone function have been proven wrong about people not wanting exactly that — a testament to the powerful allure of these devices, which sit in a new category of computing somewhere between the smartphone and the netbook.
“One million iPads in 28 days — that’s less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with iPhone,” said Apple CEO Steve Jobs. “Demand continues to exceed supply,” he claimed, “and we’re working hard to get this magical product (http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/03/the-key-to-apples-ipad-uh-oh-its-magic/) into the hands of even more customers.”
This 28-day figure doesn’t seem quite as impressive if you correlate the 3G iPad to the iPhone, and the Wi-Fi-only iPad to the Wi-Fi-only iPod Touch, because the iPhone and iPod Touch reached the combined 1 million mark about as fast as the iPads did. In addition, Apple said it shipped 500,000 units of the Wi-Fi-only iPad within the first week, so sales have slowed since then, relatively speaking, even with Friday’s introduction of the 3G model.
Regardless, this announcement marks a big vote of confidence by consumers. Nearly one out of every 300 Americans already owns one of these devices.
That isn’t just good news for Apple, but also for myriad companies hoping to capitalize (http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/01/can-apples-ipad-save-the-media-after-all/) on the iPad’s potential for e-books, interactive music (http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/04/ipad-interactive-music/), magazines, (non-Flash) video, games and so on. Its fast arrival at this milestone is an early sign that iPad adoption will reach levels where designing custom apps for the platform — and gambling on whether Apple will approve or reject them — makes sense on a business, as well as an aesthetic level.
The iPad might just be a giant iPhone, but size matters when it comes to many potential applications. For instance, who wants to read War and Peace (http://books.google.com/books?id=BREqAAAAYAAJ&dq=War+%26+Peace) on an iPhone?
So far, Apple says, iPad users have downloaded more than 12 million apps from its App Store and more than 1.5 million e-books from the iBookstore, via Wi-Fi or wireless data connection. In the United States, the latter means using either AT&T’s high-speed 3G network or T-Mobile’s slower 2G network (http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/01/ipad-mini-sim/) with a trimmed-down SIM card.
After demand for the iPad apparently outstripped supply, Apple delayed the device’s European rollout until the end of May.
So far, Apple has sold nearly 90 million iPhone OS devices worldwide, and recently announced its iAd platform (http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/04/apples-iad-platforms-reported-entry-fee-1-million/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wired%2Findex+%28Wired%3A+Ind ex+3+%28Top+Stories+2%29%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher), which will allow developers to monetize free applications.


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Mumm Ra
05-05-2010, 02:42 AM
craziness
i messed with one in an apple store a few weeks ago and wasn't that impressed
i played the labyrinth game and it was too heavy for me to wanna play very long
The iPad might just be a giant iPhone
^ pretty much

i was more impressed the first time i used an ipod touch than the ipad
i couldn't imagine dropping $500 on one of these

Uncle Steezo
05-05-2010, 02:57 AM
well i guess the flop theory flopped.

EAGLE EYE
05-05-2010, 03:01 AM
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Mumm Ra
05-05-2010, 03:06 AM
shurrrr did
i still dont get it tho - mustve been the hype
id rather buy a laptop

EAGLE EYE
05-05-2010, 03:12 AM
shurrrr did
i still dont get it tho - mustve been the hype
id rather buy a laptop


Do you have $1799 to spare?


That's what I'm typing on right now. I definitely need a bigger screen for UI design in CS4 though.

Mumm Ra
05-05-2010, 03:16 AM
lol i dont use my laptop for anything that id need to drop that much on

SID
05-05-2010, 07:36 AM
http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c54102/x2_142374a

haha, nothing in this world is real unless you have a picture of raekwon with it.

Mai Wang Tu Phat
05-05-2010, 08:01 AM
ipad will change the game for publications which currently are struggling worse than music was before itunes.
imags will be the savior of the ipad.
imags
ipapers
ibooks.


iCondoms
iVaginas
iBud
iDildos for the ladies.

Hey, why not.

TSA
05-05-2010, 09:12 AM
guess it was successful, which shocks me, must be an east/west coast thing.
i've learned alot about business from apple, such as repackaging the same thing ones its sales get low and calling it something else.

TSA
05-05-2010, 09:19 AM
actually, now that i think about it its a niche item, 1 million sold 'twice as fast as the ipod touch' isn't a shock or a sign of success, just a well worded boast.

of course it's gonna sellfast being a niche item, everyone that wants one will get one instantly cause its for the type of tech person that camps out.

but look at the article you posted. at the peak of it's hype it sold 1 MILLEH n sales will inevitably decline from this point cause they hype is over unless they can boost app and upgrade based hype periodically (which isn't apple's nature), but the touch sold 90 million world wide, you really think the Ipad will do 40% of this?

Uncle Steezo
05-05-2010, 11:45 AM
think about this, with all the hype around apple, it still only holds less than 20% more like 15% of the computer marketshare.
http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/7/2010/03/500x_weekinrev.jpg

food for thought
05-05-2010, 11:52 AM
Do you have $1799 to spare?


That's what I'm typing on right now.

http://www.karashur.net/images/dave.jpg

for a laptop?



you fucking idiot.

EAGLE EYE
05-05-2010, 08:40 PM
http://mashable.com/2010/05/05/ipad-skateboard/

EAGLE EYE
05-05-2010, 08:42 PM
guess it was successful, which shocks me, must be an east/west coast thing.
i've learned alot about business from apple, such as repackaging the same thing ones its sales get low and calling it something else.


That is the Wu Tangish American Negro formula!!!


They stole it!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAH

Visionz
05-05-2010, 09:28 PM
actually, now that i think about it its a niche item, 1 million sold 'twice as fast as the ipod touch' isn't a shock or a sign of success, just a well worded boast.

of course it's gonna sellfast being a niche item, everyone that wants one will get one instantly cause its for the type of tech person that camps out.

but look at the article you posted. at the peak of it's hype it sold 1 MILLEH n sales will inevitably decline from this point cause they hype is over unless they can boost app and upgrade based hype periodically (which isn't apple's nature), but the touch sold 90 million world wide, you really think the Ipad will do 40% of this?
really?? how many ipods have been released since the original? They'll make piecemeal updates and keep people coming back again and again.

EAGLE EYE
05-05-2010, 09:31 PM
http://www.karashur.net/images/dave.jpg

for a laptop?



you fucking idiot.


Maybe Gavin can fill you in why.