Once you’re done laughing at the stupid name (by the way, “Wii” isn’t funny any more, either), you might realize that that despite the lukewarm reaction by the tech press, the iPad might very well be the culmination of the “Computer For The Rest Of Us” goals that begot the Macintosh line 26 years ago. If you don’t, read on–I’m going to explain why.
I know plenty of people with Apple products who buy it for the cachet–especially recent adopters of the last 5 years or so. These people are generally fully capable of dealing with the intricacies of a Windows PC (whether they like it or not is another story, of course) but they opt to get an iPhone and/or a MacBook because they look prettier. My bet is that anyone who has ever been able to make that kind of purchase will eventually consider an iPad–maybe not now, maybe not next year, but certainly within the next five years.
When you bring all dudes into a product branding committee meeting, this is what we get: The iPAD.
Hopefully... this blog is iPad supported
Steve. Really, you couldn’t run this idea by any females before sending it to the press?
The Economist posted betting odds on the impending Apple tablet’s new name. Personally, I’m tempted to put a dollar down on iCan’t Believe It’s Not A Newspaper.
Apples new device: iBet | The Economist.
Looks like Valleywag is posting a $100,000 bounty on the rumored Apple tablet. Allen, Brendan, Izzy: you guys busy this weekend?
We’ve had enough of trying to follow all the speculation around Apple’s impending tablet — how it’ll work, its size, the name, the software and whether it will save magazines. We want answers, dammit! And we’re willing to pay.
Apple has said absolutely nothing about its tablet, but everyone expects it to be unveiled in San Francisco on Jan. 27. So, that gives you to two week’s to play in Valleywag’s Apple Tablet Scavenger Hunt: If you can find genuine photos, video or — the holy grail — the actual messiah machine itself, we’ll give you a cash prize. We’ve even drawn up the helpful menu above.
via Announcing Valleywag’s Apple Tablet Scavenger Hunt: Win Up to $100,000! – apple tablet – Gawker.