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Old 02-17-2012, 08:18 AM   #16
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I own an iMac, an iPad, and an iPod. Does that make me a lemming?
Of course. None of us who buy Apple products do so for any good reason. It has to be for status, or image, or because we fall for their commercials.

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Old 02-17-2012, 08:36 AM   #17
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I stood in line to see The Terminator, I've gone to midnight Harry Potter book openings...and I stood in line to buy my Mother's iPad 2. It can be fun to be part of the excitement of a popular launch.

I didn't stand in line for my iPad as I preordered it the day the opened up ordering. It has been the best $500 I've ever spent on entertainment. I'll either stand in line or preorder the iPad 3. I'll likely spend more this time, buying a model with more memory and LTE/3G.

If I were to divide the price of my iPad by the hours I use it, I'm paying about 50 cents. Easily the best bang for my entertainment dollars.

I buy these products because they delight me.

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Old 02-17-2012, 11:00 AM   #18
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If I were to divide the price of my iPad by the hours I use it, I'm paying about 50 cents. Easily the best bang for my entertainment dollars.

Aren't books cheaper than that?
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:11 AM   #19
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Could it be an issue of the size and/or weight? If what you really want is 6"-7" but the only options are 9.7" and 3.5" it is possible that those who were undecided are predominately going for the smaller size.
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:16 AM   #20
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I own an iMac, an iPad, and an iPod. Does that make me a lemming?
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Depends... Do you have a fur?

OT: I'd say that this is bad planning. These two devices shouldn't bite each other but complement each other. So, either release them together, or give the populace adequate time to recover from buying the first so they can buy the second... (in case of Apple, that would take a year or so )
My iPod is 5th Generation (non-touch), so it's getting up there in age. It doesn't compete with my iPad; I use them for different things. Although I did give some thought to getting some ear buds for the iPad and carrying it around in my pocket for listening to music and podcasts, but I'll be danged if I can figure out where Bob Keeshan bought his suits.

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Of course. None of us who buy Apple products do so for any good reason. It has to be for status, or image, or because we fall for their commercials.

Lee
That's almost true. While it's clear that the only reason I bought an iPad was to impress folks here at MobileRead, I bought the iMac to keep the rest of the family off my PC.

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Old 02-17-2012, 11:34 AM   #21
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My guess is that the Apple lemmings, as they leap off the cliff into the sea of this year's Air Jordan fanatics, and 3D TVs, and other cutting edge "acquirers," have only so much coin they can hurl into the Apple coffers. It must be agonizing for both the Lemmings (Apple customers) and to the Apple company that there just isn't any more money. Could this be the reason why Apple iTV hasn't taken off? The loyal and faithful have reached the limits on their credit cards? Their grandmother's egg money jar has been emptied? Their children's' college funds have been plundered?

Why in the world do you think it is appropriate to casually insult people who have made different technology choices than you? Why do you think that people who bought one cell phone are stupider than people who bought another? Why do you think that people who bought a tablet from your favored billion dollar multinational company are somehow more discerning that people who bought a tablet from a different billion dollar multinational company?

The thing is, the post about cannibalization was interesting until you decided it was appropriate to brand apple users are morons and cretins.
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:42 AM   #22
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Why in the world do you think it is appropriate to casually insult people who have made different technology choices than you?
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The thing is, the post about cannibalization was interesting until you decided it was appropriate to brand apple users are morons and cretins.
I, personally, love the posts like the OP just for the answers it entices, exactly like yours.

It's all in good fun, no need to get overly excited.
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:00 PM   #23
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And when the iPad3 is released...

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Apple's biggest iPhone 4S rival: the iPad3

[I]"Research firm CJR says money that would have normally been devoted to the iPhone 4S during the holiday quarter actually went to the newly released iPad3.

Apple was its own worst enemy in the fourth quarter.

The biggest competitor to the iPhone 4S was the iPad 3, market researcher CJR said today in a report on smartphone sales in the fourth quarter. The firm concluded that despite other smartphone options, what curtailed sales of the iPhone 4S the most was customers committing their dollars to the iPad 3...
When will Apple learn not to cannibalize there own products? Clearly they need a new management team. I hear Kodak's will soon be available...
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The bottom line for me is what fits best into my lifestyle. I like Kindles better than Nooks, PCs better than iMacs, iPads better than Kindle Fires, but these are all based upon the fact that what they do best meet my needs. Someone whose habits and needs are different may come to a completely different conclusion, and that's fine. As long as people can agree with me that Mary Ann was always to be preferred over Ginger, I don't care what kind of electronic hardware they like best.

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Well, I'm feeling generous so I won't start a holy war today. However I will send over the Inquisition to get your stance on the Barbara Eden Vs Elizabeth Montgomery issue.

Psst - You'd better be Dreaming of Jeanie if you know what's good for you!
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I, personally, love the posts like the OP just for the answers it entices, exactly like yours.

It's all in good fun, no need to get overly excited.
Why is all good fun to insult and make obnoxious comments on the net when the same people probably wouldn't ever say the same things to someone face-to-face... and it my be fun to you but (equally judging from the comments around MR) many people disagree with you and prefer non-personal remarks and factual comments... often few and far between...
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Why is all good fun to insult and make obnoxious comments on the net when the same people probably wouldn't ever say the same things to someone face-to-face... and it my be fun to you but (equally judging from the comments around MR) many people disagree with you and prefer non-personal remarks and factual comments... often few and far between...
And it keeps on giving!

Honestly, I don't understand why some people get so worked out, the OP expressed his/her opinion, you don't have to agree, just express your different opinion and move on.
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I like my iPod Touch. But it's a different beastie from an iPad--just the fact that it fits in a pocket and is going to be with me anyway makes it fall into a different class of objects from something like an iPad (or a Kindle--though I love mine) that I have to decide to take along and then go get a backpack or a messenger bag for. I can imagine having to choose between them, but that's like having to choose between a toaster and a microwave when you can't afford both. You're probably planning to get the second when you can afford it.

And as for people buying Apple's iPhone rather than its iPad, that's a "problem" most companies would *love* to have. A lot of the companies making Android tablets, for example.

Now, I think it's great that companies other than Apple make phones and music players and tablets and such. I want people to be keeping Apple working hard to produce better and better products to stay on top. Any company will just coast if there is no competition and I don't imagine Apple is any exception.

So if you like something else--go for it! Hell, tell me what you like about it; maybe there's something wonderful out there I haven't found yet.
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