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Old Nov 2, 2012, 06:01 PM   #126
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As usual with just any Apple product launch, naysayers are keen to predict that "it will be a failure because it doesn't have X and competing products are cheaper".

And as usual it will be a success, and the same people will change their tune to "Apple fans will buy anything with an Apple logo on it!".
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 06:17 PM   #127
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As usual with just any Apple product launch, naysayers are keen to predict that "it will be a failure because it doesn't have X and competing products are cheaper".

And as usual it will be a success, and the same people will change their tune to "Apple fans will buy anything with an Apple logo on it!".
Define "usual". Is ATV a "usual" case? Or a Ping?
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 06:38 PM   #128
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How many in line were Asians buying them all up for resell?
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This is true, except is isn't selling as well as iPad original. Nice device but screen is a let down. It's kinda like flying first class, it sux to fly economy again..
Isn't not as bad, better than all the other tablets.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 06:49 PM   #129
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I thank G-d I am not you.
With the thousands of deaths from weather, disease, WARS how could you do anything your entire life. Or do you just choose what is moral therefore important to you?
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 07:29 PM   #130
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One thing to remember is that today's launch was simply for the wifi versions of the device and in all likelihood demand will be much greater for the cellular enabled versions. The small portable form factor simply cries out for cellular.

I did check them out at the Boston flagship store (the largest in North America) and they are indeed gorgeous and amazingly light. They make the original iPad look bloated. That said, I echo the concern about the screen resolution. Surfing seems fine, but for extended reading of books I am not so sure. I will need to spend more time with it to make a final determination. I can't see owning both a mini and a full size LTE model, and while I love the new form factor I'm not certain that it is worth trading off screen resolution. Also, typing on the mini is completely different from the full-sized version -- it is a cramped keyboard designed for thumb typing rather than for touch typists.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 07:39 PM   #131
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racist a bit?
"One interesting aside for what it's worth: Many people in line are not fluent in English and are either Asian immigrants or visitors. "

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57...live-coverage/
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 07:45 PM   #132
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No "aaaaaaaaaand it's gone" comments on the first page?

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They're pulling corpses out of the water and these people are lining up to buy the latest gadget. I don't know what's more disgusting, the fact people in this area are buying or that Apple is selling.
Should I cease eating my Halloween candy in honor of those who can't eat candy right now due to the hurricane?

Some people just read stuff and TRY to get offended by it. I remember when some MacRumors guy got mad and called me a racist because some comment was really abbreviated, and I said that it looks more like someone who doesn't bother typing stuff correctly than someone who doesn't speak English well.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 07:46 PM   #133
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Define "usual". Is ATV a "usual" case? Or a Ping?
I wrote "as usual", not "always". Obviously your examples are the exception.

Just about everybody knew that Ping would fail, especially without Facebook integration.

As for the ATV, Apple never really pushed it as a flagship product and there was no hype regarding its launch.

I'm not trying to say that Apple is always successful, it's just that there's an obvious pattern that happens around every hyped Apple product launches.

You'd think that it'd be a safe bet for an Apple critic to say "Apple fans would buy anything they'd sell!" right off the bat instead of failing to predict a flop time after time and using that "brainwashed Apple fan/marketing" excuse afterward.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 07:49 PM   #134
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As usual with just any Apple product launch, naysayers are keen to predict that "it will be a failure because it doesn't have X and competing products are cheaper".

And as usual it will be a success, and the same people will change their tune to "Apple fans will buy anything with an Apple logo on it!".
Yeah, that's what happened with the first iPad. People at my school told me to dump all Apple stock and get ready for a disaster, but I held

Also, Apple just dropped another 3.31%. Problem, guy on MR who told me not to sell at $700?

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Define "usual". Is ATV a "usual" case? Or a Ping?
Ping, from what I remember, was predicted to be a success when it was first planned. I remember because I read about it, thought it would be cool, updated iTunes, saw Ping, and disabled it in the parental controls because it burned my eyes with its horridness.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 07:52 PM   #135
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It's disgusting....I'm an Apple guy and to even care about this now with all that is happening in the Tri-State is gluttony.
^Definition of irony. Don't u even realize that before u read & commented on that post, you yourself were "caring" & reading about it.

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Old Nov 2, 2012, 07:54 PM   #136
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Yeah, that's what happened with the first iPad. People at my school told me to dump all Apple stock and get ready for a disaster, but I held
AAPL dropped $20 today, closed at $577.

I bet you're happy that you didn't buy when it was over $700 in mid-September. (And perhaps sad that you didn't sell in mid-September....)

But you're smart not to make investment decisions based on advice from high school students.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 08:08 PM   #137
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1.6 million people in Manhattan; the largest population density in the U.S. and the iPad Mini "sold out" there. Shocker. How exactly is this news and how is this at all indicative of iPad mini sales in general?

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AAPL dropped $20 today, closed at $577.

I bet you're happy that you didn't buy when it was over $700 in mid-September. (And perhaps sad that you didn't sell in mid-September....)

But you're smart not to make investment decisions based on advice from high school students.
Geez, AAPL is down about $100 over the last month. I wonder if people realized it was really overpriced then and now it's correcting itself.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 08:18 PM   #138
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AAPL dropped $20 today, closed at $577.

I bet you're happy that you didn't buy when it was over $700 in mid-September. (And perhaps sad that you didn't sell in mid-September....)

But you're smart not to make investment decisions based on advice from high school students.
I did sell around $700. Wow, that was a huge dump afterwards
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 08:26 PM   #139
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I did sell around $700. Wow, that was a huge dump afterwards
Congratulations.

I've been lucky in the markets by accident. (Dumped a load of stock in Company X for the down payment on a house in Silicon Valley. A year later, the house was up 20%, and Company X had dropped 50%. Today, house is up 300% and Company X is no longer around.)

ps: Yes, I do have quite a few credits in Latin.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 08:26 PM   #140
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People are powerless, homeless, starving, but hey lets not go and get them help, lets stay in line to buy a useless consumer good! You suck humanity, you suck.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 08:28 PM   #141
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People are powerless, homeless, starving, but hey lets not go and get them help, lets stay in line to buy a useless consumer good! You suck humanity, you suck.
And a lot of people in lower Manhattan have no power....
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 08:29 PM   #142
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I think the iPad mini will be like the iPod mini. Everybody had complains when it was launched, said it was overpriced and underpowered, but it will become the best selling item in it's time.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 08:42 PM   #143
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People are powerless, homeless, starving, but hey lets not go and get them help, lets stay in line to buy a useless consumer good! You suck humanity, you suck.
Starving? It's been 4 days! No ones had time to starve yet.

Homeless and powerless? Yeah, very much so. Though since this article pertains to a sell out in Manhattan, I'm taking it as a bunch of people, bored and listless due to the lack of power and transportation, figured "...hey, why not", and grabbed one for themselves.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 08:46 PM   #144
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The screen sucks, how anyone goes from a retina iPad screen to low res iPad 2 resolution is beyond me

Yes the small size and weight is nice but to just settle for a mini iPad 2 in 2012 is a joke when it's clear the next mini is going to be a massive upgrade, likely with retina
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 09:01 PM   #145
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Why? Because he prefers to not "play victim" and wants to get on with life? Terrible tragedies have always happened throughout history. It's unfortunate for the people involved, and if you can help out then great. If not that's fine too. Life can be very difficult, it does no good to sit around and whine about it. Get moving forward and do what needs to be done. Life goes on. Get over it.

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People are powerless, homeless, starving, but hey lets not go and get them help, lets stay in line to buy a useless consumer good! You suck humanity, you suck.
So you took a couple of weeks vacation time and you're down on the front lines helping out everyday? You better say yes, otherwise just shut up.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 09:03 PM   #146
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NY Marathon was cancelled but not the iPad launch.

Conclusion: iFans are more resilient than marathon runners.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 09:08 PM   #147
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Better idea than waiting in line for an iPad mini: help with clean up and rescue efforts.
I agree if you are actually in one of those areas...but what about those who were not hit? It's not like there is much the rest of us can do from afar except donate.

And no...I am not in line getting one at the moment.

And yes...I have a lot of family in the Jersey area that got hit. Thankfully they are only without power and are safe at the moment.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 09:48 PM   #148
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It's rumored that Apple only had 1000 iPad Mini units in stock for each store. Tim Cook messed up on getting sufficient inventory. That's why it sold out. That was the main reason Apple shares lost another $20.
So they are going to sell 1.5 million units the first 5 days with 375 stores but only had 1000 per store?
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So they are going to sell 1.5 million units the first 5 days with 375 stores but only had 1000 per store?
AAPL isn't good at math....
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 10:39 PM   #150
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Most reviews have been glowing, saying its clearly the best small tablet out there. I just got mine. It is awesome size and weight. Display is certainly not retina, but seems better to me than my iPad1. Blacks are darker. Pixel is proportionally smaller. Its ok if I don't try to find them. Unfortunately, with a smaller display I sometimes need to look more closely, then I see... pixels.

But overall. Seems like a great device. I couldn't imagine using something as small as the Nexus 7. Wouldn't seem worth it.

So you can't use a tablet with a .9 inch smaller screen because it's "too small."

I guess that means you must use at least a Galaxy S3 or Note 2 because the iphone 5 screen is too small. Afterall, it's .8 inches smaller.
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