Criticism of iPad for being shopping cart

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Mactard, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. Mactard macrumors newbie

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    I see some pretty idiotic article about iPad but this is maybe the worse. The criticism is that iPad can be use to buy things as if that is a bad thing. so with that logic then I suppose the internet is also a bad things because you can use it to order products?

    http://www.hoofindan.co.uk/?p=10
     
  2. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    yah that's ridiculous.. or genius if they are trolling for clicks.
     
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    Meh, there are haters and there are fanboys, I usually ignore both. The great joy of blogging is the ability to avoid such blather
     
  4. MrWillie macrumors 65816

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    So let me see if I understand this AC, I have two gas station by my house. One sells porno mags, and the other doesn't. So by his thinking, the one that doesn't is censoring what I read or look at ? Does the web browser on the iPad open porno sites on the Internet ? So Steve decides not to sell porno apps in the app store and that is censorship, and a brick and mortar store may elect to not sell porno mags and they are not censoring ?

    Other than the part about quite a few garbage apps, I thought it was complete rubbish.
     
  5. Mactard thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I really do not see that as any kind of logical reason. The majority of things on sale are of less than top quality in all sectors of society and I talk of movie and clothing and so forth. THe app market is no different and if you really want to criticise for junk than I suggest the author may want to take a look at the glorious freedom of Android market.
     
  6. MrWillie macrumors 65816

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    I don't think I understand your reply. I agree that a lot of the apps on the app store are complete rubbish. Same with everything else. There is good and bad.

    But I see an article written by an angry man. I try to find the good stuff, and stick with it.

    Are you implying that the Android Marketplace is filled with junk too? (I don't know, I don't have any Android devices and have never been to the Marketplace. Like I said, I find the good stuff and stick with it. )
     
  7. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

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    Just realised I increased his hits by 1 by clicking that link, damnit.
     
  8. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    I've bought so many things on my laptop, is Windows just a shopping cart?
     
  9. Mactard thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What I was trying to express was that to say some apps are of poor quality is not a valid criticisicm of iPad. This is like saying some shoes are poor so shoe shops are poor. It is to my thinking the kind of idiot thinking which is constantly thrown at Apple. the iPad is a tool for which we choose how we use.
     
  10. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    While he is being overdramatic, I think he makes a pretty good point about Apps. Most of them really are crap.
     
  11. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    +1 ... I agree that most Apps are not even worth looking at ... certainly not worthy of downloading.

    It reminds me of all the crap music available ... a lot of today's music is just horrible and not even worthy of being called music. :cool:
     
  12. el-John-o macrumors 65816

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    Most people I know buy with the same discretion as everything else. I rarely buy apps, the only time I do is if I have a specific need, and usually there are plenty of reviews for most of the Apps. Of the 100 or so apps I have on my iPad, I might have paid for 5 or 6, ones like Paperdesk that I use for note taking and such. And you know what? Nearly every one I bought had a limited 'lite' edition so I could try it out, I could hardly say that it has caused me to be less frugal than I already am.

    Chances are the people blowing hundreds on Apps they actually don't want or need walk through life in much the same way. Go to the mall sometime, you'll see what I mean.

    And you know what, who cares? The economy is in the toilet, we need industries that are lucrative. I know of one laid off software engineer who is feeding his family based on iPhone apps he sells. He isn't an overnight millionaire or anything, but that combined with his severance pay and an odd job or two has kept him from having to leave his house or stop eating for a week. That's how capitalism works, like Barnum said, "There's a sucker born every minute". Get behind someone in line at the grocery store buying food using food stamps, then spending $100 on Alcohol. THATS a problem in this society. Plenty of people drink themselves out of house and home, that among alot of other things are real problems in this day and age. And while I'm sure it could happen, I really don't think alot of people are buying apps out of house and home. Alot of it is gift cards and teenagers with liquid income, most people who buy the apps, can afford it. Sure, you can look at the big picture and say "$27 Billion in revenue on Apps", but you could also look at the fact that the market share is so massive, that's only a few bucks per person. Remember the guy who filled his iPod the day it came out with music bought off of iTunes? As in, he bought enough $0.99 songs on iTunes to fill up a 5GB hard drive, in one day. That was what, 2001? And you know what? I'm sure he could afford it, so all the more power to him.

    -John
     
  13. Mactard thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Agree 100 percent with this. I only buy apps after I have done proper research to see feedback and ratings. I only use a small group which I use constant in daily use. In this way apps are an excellent product for me and some of the best value for money of anything I purchase.

    If other peole wish to fill up there iPads with novelty and gimmick apps and so forth then they are pefectly free to do that. There is no harm in it and as you say there is good money to support developers. I really dont see why this is being criticsed.
     
  14. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    Are people really still saying that their are no worthy apps in the app store? That's sooo yesterday. I get plenty ofuse out of the apps I have. Sure some may not be used on a regular, but hats expected. There are plenty of great apps.
     
  15. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    So am I not supposed to buy something from a Toyota dealership because I don't like most of the models? If I don't like the Corolla, can I still buy a Camry?

    Geez, how lame. I was especially perturbed at the part where the author ranted about people making money off stuff they created because it was free elsewhere. Has this guy never heard of the bottled water industry?
     
  16. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    that is a matter of opinion ... IMO there are !000s of useless Apps vs a few good ones
     
  17. Mactard thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What you may find to be useless may be just the thing for another user. This is the nature of the applications and what makes them popular with consumer.
     
  18. el-John-o macrumors 65816

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    Then don't buy those.
     
  19. NeonGreenHermit macrumors regular

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    *facepalm*

    Guys... the article isn't serious.
     

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