Did I Predict The iPad 3 Years Ago?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Alchematron, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. Alchematron macrumors 65816

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    I posted this nearly 3 years ago regarding the Archos 705 asking Is This The Future of Handhelds?

    I said "My crystal ball says Apple will eventually come out with a device similar to this."

    Is This The Future of Handhelds?
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=325000&highlight=

    People thought I was nuts

    "I don't see tablets or or other mid-sized devices ever really taking off."

    "in a year or two when no one remember those devices and the iPhones is still devouring market share at a rapid rate."

    Perhaps I am still nuts?

    Flame suit on

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  2. pknz macrumors 68020

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    Hahaha, zing!
     
  3. Spudracer macrumors 6502

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    Is there an echo echo echo echo echo on this forum forum forum forum forum?

    Hey Nostradamus, did you see your duplicate thread coming too?
     
  4. puppyflightclub macrumors 6502

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    ummmm @ fortune teller OP :D

    what will my career look like. i am a college student trying to get into nursing or pharmacy. will I be prosperous?
     
  5. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    You forgot to shake the OP.
     
  6. puppyflightclub macrumors 6502

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    *throws*









    *breakage & leakage & spillage*
     
  7. Alchematron thread starter macrumors 65816

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  8. puppyflightclub macrumors 6502

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    phil drummond
     
  9. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    Who knows, next you will be taking credit for Windows 7 like those arrogant people in the Microsoft commercials!!
     
  10. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    Yes you are a clever fellow.

    And maybe psychic.

    You should be tested. Perhaps the government could use you.

    I would call them.
     
  11. Spudracer macrumors 6502

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  12. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    Did the OP predict the iPad? No. The iPad has been in development since 2002 at least. The closest guess as to what the actual iPad was posted by a clever prognosticator in March of 2009. Not too far from the actual specs, with the key idea being to support iPhone apps and scale them to fit the larger screen.

    Do a forum search for "iPad" and you can find references going back to 2002 or maybe earlier.

    4D expects and welcomes alternative opinions. Pile them on. ;)
     
  13. macduke macrumors 604

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    Yeah, the way I understand it is that this has always been about the iPad. iPhone was born out of the iPad project. Now technology has caught up enough that they could release a quality, affordable product. That's the primary reason there are so many similarities between the two devices. iPhone is a tiny iPad. Future OS and hardware updates will further differentiate the two products. That much is certain.
     
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