iPad cannibalizing Apple TV

Discussion in 'iPad' started by v66jack, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. v66jack macrumors 6502a

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    iPad 2 allows you to view content on your TV from your iPad with a 30 dollar cable. So why would anyone now buy the Apple TV?

    As you can get everything on the iPad, on your TV.
     
  2. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    Because the $99 Apple TV can do it without a $499 iPad attached?

    Do I win anything for my answer?
     
  3. mystikpymp macrumors newbie

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    Because some people would rather do it wireless. Plus apple Tv is a whole lot more than just viewing your ipad on your tv.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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  5. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    Also, you don't call losing a $99 sale in favor of a $499 one "cannibalizing" you call it an "upsell."
     
  6. v66jack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Previously if you were going to buy a iPad and Apple TV, now you'll just buy a iPad.
     
  7. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    What? I use a $30 cable now to watch content from my iPad on my TV. Nothing has changed though it doesn't mirror whatever is on the screen.
     
  8. Mac-converted macrumors newbie

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    Lets see... a 30 dollar cable, or a 99 Apple TV that is plugged in and won't run out of juice in the middle of a marathon movie watching session.

    The answer is....both. I have an Ipad and an Apple tv and find myself watching movies on the apple tv while using the ipad to surf, and answer emails.
     
  9. Mac-converted macrumors newbie

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    Absolutely correct
     
  10. thetruth1985 macrumors 6502

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    Great idea! I'm gonna sell all 4 of more apple tvs and replace them with 16gb ipads. I guess I should buy an extra just in case I leave the house and someone is watching tv using all the other ipads though...
     
  11. v66jack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You can charge the iPad at the same time as video mirroring
     

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  12. OneMike macrumors 601

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    iPad has to be hooked up to your TV.

    What if someone wants to take the iPad out?
     

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