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Apple takes over 50,000 iPad orders in first two hours

By Matthew
Mar 12, 2010
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  1. megrawab

    megrawab TS Rookie Posts: 93

    No wonder! The product is new and looks impressive. It's mobile and it's touch-screen. They said that it doesn't enable flash (one mockery that I've heard), I wonder why, does it have a different OS for not having the capacity to use flash?!... Touch-screen phones consume battery fast hope iPad is an exemption.
  2. zyodei

    zyodei TS Rookie Posts: 30

    The marketing juggernaut powers on..and on.

    Apple continues to make the worst crippleware ****.

    If I pay the registration fee, can I get my REAL iPhone, please? That I can run whatever programs I want on? Can I get the REAL iPod, that I can use as an external hard drive?

    Apple cripples their consumer electronics devices to make harder to use for anything other than their primary purpose of mindless entertainment.

    Yeah, I really despise Apple. I don't care how slick their stuff is.

    Think different, or simply don't thing?
  3. windmill007

    windmill007 TS Rookie Posts: 311

    Suckers...lol
  4. windmill007

    windmill007 TS Rookie Posts: 311

    Suckers...lol
  5. DryIce

    DryIce TS Rookie Posts: 60

    It's not that surprising people. The iPad is a cool product with a relatively low price. It is also made by Apple, who makes very high quality products. I admit that doesn't give them a reason to overprice some of their products as much as they do, but I don't believe the iPad is overpriced. Yes it lacks some features like flash support, but if you think about everything else it has like hundreds of thousand of apps, or the best multitouch technology,or even Apple's customer support, you can see why so many people would want to buy it. People keep on complaining about what it "should have" or what it "doesn't do", well maybe these people saw what what it does have and what it can do and decided this was a product that they could use.
  6. Kovach

    Kovach TS Rookie Posts: 44

    There we go! I didn't excepted number like this, but sure that I was thinking that this going to be big hit on the market. Apple made it again.
  7. fwilliams

    fwilliams TS Rookie Posts: 97

    It does not make sense. It should be 7200. A sucker born every second.
  8. bcnu147

    bcnu147 TS Rookie

    Yes it looks impressive ... but is it? There are so many comments that are more negative than positive.

    Maybe iphone users will do what a friend of mine has done. He is an avid MAC fan and has an ipod. He bought a new MAC computer a year ago and has already sold it because the ipod does everything he needs right now ... he is studying in the medical field and he has all the applications necessary for his studies, too.
  9. Norino

    Norino TS Rookie

    nice news..
    but what's so different from an i-phone?! just enlarged !!
  10. theoscentral

    theoscentral TS Rookie Posts: 17

    One of the 50K is me :) I'm stoked!
  11. cocodel

    cocodel TS Rookie Posts: 16

    Yeah Apple fan boys digg deep in to the pokets :))for having an Apple gadget! OO i`m a MAC
     
  12. ToastOz

    ToastOz TS Rookie Posts: 59

    If it wasn't for Microsoft windows Macintosh would be a far larger company today. I think its great that they are finding new ways to control the market without needing to be a one trick pony.
  13. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 843   +11

    I stay away from apple out of principle. I don't like how restrictive they are on their products. Once you buy something you should be able to play with it out ever you want, but they want to start suing people for using items they have purchased.
  14. tripplejjj

    tripplejjj TS Rookie Posts: 28

    50,000+ orders in two hours. Wow! NOT really. This is all about marketing and people just felt for it.

    Let us imagine a shallow river flowing normally. Now put a dam to stop the water from flowing. Eventually, the dam will increase the water level on one side. When you removed the dam, this shallow river will flood temporary.

    When Steve showed people the iPad, but told them that it was not available yet, then the people that wanted it would most likely have to wait. Just like a dam that stops the water from flowing. Now, Apple tells people that they can pre-order now, hence removing the dam. Of course, Apple would have 50,000 + orders in just two hours (a temporary flood). What did you expect?

    And no, I will not get the iPad because the price/value doesn’t make since for me.
  15. Thompson

    Thompson TS Rookie Posts: 65

    I use an iPhone, my family all use Macs and love them and I love my iPhone to pieces but i'm going to keep my PC and i'm going nowhere near the iPad.

    First of all the name is the most unimaginative thing on earth.
    Second it's just a big iPhone except with the phone ripped out, that's really convenient, now you'll need a phone and a pad and I they want them to be an iPhone and an iPad which is not only a waste of money but a ridiculous thing to do.

    The only use I see for this is as a thing to have in the lounge room to casually read a book or browse the web, but for me, the iPhone is good enough.
  16. ludoboss

    ludoboss TS Rookie Posts: 18

    Nice 2010. New cars, new phones, Led TV, and more... maybe its not finished.
  17. alexandrionel

    alexandrionel TS Rookie Posts: 94

    How crazy do you have to pay for a device that has no USB, no multitasking and a 1 Ghz processor?
  18. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    I agree it is ridiculous, but good *will* come from this in time.

    Adobe wants their player on Apple products. Both companies are posturing right now, but this is Apple's way to force Adobe to improve the performance of Flash. In the end, this is actually good for all of us because Flash adds quite a bit of unnecessary overhead on encapsulated content and there certainly has to be way to make it better. With Flash 10, Adobe has actually increased performance by 10-30% in some areas, so there are obviously gains to be made and I'm sure the pressure from Apple has been part of that.

    As pompously arrogant as it is, Apple needs Adobe less than Adobe needs Apple. Apple knows this. If Adobe doesn't do more to cave into pressure (and soon), HTML 5 is going to really hurt continued Flash development. It's a slippery slope from there and both companies know it.
  19. Serag

    Serag TS Enthusiast Posts: 179

    I expected that :D
  20. rufio

    rufio TS Rookie Posts: 51

    Apple fans... Honestly, this doesn't appeal to me too much. I'd much rather spend the money on something like a netbook or macbook. The iPad is a toy, a very fancy toy.
  21. RockandRepublic

    RockandRepublic TS Rookie Posts: 27

    I was about to say Apple is more sexuality in lieu of creativity, but that's not it. It's more aesthetics in lieu of creativity. I will not shell out money I don't even have on a big Ipod Touch. Jeebus!
  22. RockandRepublic

    RockandRepublic TS Rookie Posts: 27

    I wonder what they prescribe for cramps. :p
  23. danteoz

    danteoz TS Rookie Posts: 41

    Sorry to inform you, but if it wasn't for Microsoft, Apple would have died in the late 90s
    http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2009/08/dayintech_0806/
  24. Yoda8232

    Yoda8232 TS Rookie Posts: 145

    50,000 *****s in the first two hours?
    What has humanity come too?..
  25. supyo

    supyo TS Rookie Posts: 42

    there are a lot of ppl out there that would buy anything with an apple logo on it
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