20 Things I already know about the Tablet.

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  1. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    All of these are known to happen, ALWAYS... cheers!

    Oh by the way, source: Gizmodo

    Edit - As requested for some since the attachment is too small to read:

    1. It will make you want one.
    2. It will be missing something "essential"
    3. It will have at least one really surprising feature
    4. It will single handedly re-monetize a waning industry
    5. It will be Time Magazine's device of the year
    6. It will have a short battery life.
    7. It will standardize at least one new technology
    8. Steve Ballmer will say it's too expensive and too limiting
    9. Companies will start playing catch-up. Their products will be deemed "iTable/iSlate" killers.
    10. All other products will be compared to it in reviews.
    11. At least one major critic will hate it on principle alone, then he'll actually try it for a week and then it will become his main machine and he will write a story on his transition.
    12. People will sarcastically say it does everything including making you coffee. This will somehow never get old.
    13. At least one company will make an absolutely ridiculous and useless peripheral for it.
    14. A group of people will say they're waiting until it has x feature before they buy it. It will get x feature and they will still not buy it.
    15. Almost all cases for the device will be expensive.
    16. It will somehow be used in the military.
    17. You'll eventually get over it's name.
    18. Analysts will claim that it bridges the iPhone to Mac group, thus helping the 'halo' effect, without any evidence.
    19. Early adopters will be heart-broken when v2 of the product comes out.
    20. People will say Apple did an upgrade of the device too quickly. Steve Jobs will say get over it.
     

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  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    To me the attachment is totally too small to read.
     
  3. jav6454 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Let me fix that.
     
  4. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Worthy of a few chuckles. Probably the most accurate prediction out there.
     
  5. Etnies419 macrumors 6502

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    Reminds me of this, which I saw on Engadget:

    Let me hash out the series of events that will befall the readers on Engadget, just to take away some of the suspense.

    1) Apple will release a beautiful tablet with a UI that no other company would have ever thought of implementing, but they will leave out a vital feature that most geeks (but not regular folk) find invaluable, like the ability to play music with a bitrate of infinity squared.

    2) As a result of this missing feature, the geeks will angrily dismiss anyone who likes the so-called Tablet, including the editors of Engadget. In fact, the geeks will even question whether the Apple Tablet is actually a Tablet, due to this missing feature, which will be ironic because no such definition for what constitutes a "true" Tablet will currently exist. A new definition containing said missing feature will quickly be created by the offended geeks, for the sole purpose of bashing the Tablet henceforth.

    3) Months later the Tablet will be released to glowing reviews and lines outside Apple Stores, enraging the offended geeks further. As a result, any Tablet related posts made by sites like Engadget will swell with angry geeks, dismissing the Tablet out of hand. Taunts of "Well, the iTablet is nice, unless you want to listen to music in a bitrate of infinity squared," will be repeated ad nauseum until it becomes an annoying cliche.

    4) As a result of the popularity of said Tablet posts, sites like Engadget make even more Tablet related posts, which in turn, cause the angry geeks to accuse sites like Engadget of being "biased" for Apple. The click rates on the hated Tablet posts go even higher until invariably, it wins gadget of the year in magazines like Time.

    5) Shortly after the iTablet makes a big splash and great sales, several companies will promise to come out with Tablets that contain the missing feature that the angry geeks have been wailing about, but the imitation Tablets can't quite "touch" the new revolutionary interface that Apple has designed expressly for their Tablet. As a result, the so-called "iTablet Killers" don't make quite as big as an impact.

    6) The few people who are actually brave enough to praise Apple for the iTablet, will mock the new "iTablet Killers" by pointing out just how much the other companies rip off Apple's new revolutionary UI. The angry geeks will respond in turn by pointing out that Apple didn't invent Tablets, and will even dig out an obscure company in Romania that did Apple's revolutionary UI first.

    7) The controversy about the iTablet finally dies down when rumors surface that Apple is working on a new gaming console. Angry geeks everywhere start tearing their hair out.
     
  6. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Mine (based on the original):

    1. It will be too expensive.
    2. It will be too expensive.
    3. It will be too expensive.
    4. It will be too expensive.
    5. It will be too expensive.
    6. It will be too expensive.
    7. It will be too expensive.
    8. It will be too expensive.
    9. It will be too expensive.
    10. It will be too expensive.
    11. It will be too expensive.
    12. It will be too expensive.
    13. It will be too expensive.
    14. It will be too expensive.
    15. It will be too expensive.
    16. It will be too expensive.
    17. It will be too expensive.
    18. It will be too expensive.
    19. It will be too expensive.
    20. Steve Ballmer will say it's too expensive and too limiting. :eek:

    :D
     
  7. Mexbearpig macrumors 65816

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    ^^I find #12 appauling :rolleyes:
     
  8. gkarris macrumors 604

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    And I bet #20 is a big surprise for most... LOL...
     
  9. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    Will he be sweating profusely when he says it?
     

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