iPad = hater attractant

Discussion in 'iPad' started by klover, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. klover macrumors 6502a

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    My iPad's made about three trips out in public since I bought it. Everytime the reaction followed (roughly) the same sequence.

    1. Someone is first to say "oh hey, is that one of those iPads"?
    2. They ogle it.
    3. Someone else nearby or even with the first person pipes up with a laundry list of "missing features" or a luxury item speech.

    Maybe I'm just unlucky or don't go to enough Starbucks but it's become humorously predictable.
     
  2. bootedbear macrumors 6502

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    Either you're unlucky or I'm lucky. I get nothing but "oooohs" and "ahhhhhs".
     
  3. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    Exactly how I feel. Others can criticize it all they want, but what ultimately matters is that I like it and enjoy using it very much. I showed mine to my sister today and she was absolutely blown away.
     
  4. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    All my friends get when they use it in public spaces is "Can you watch porn on that?"

    Then again... said public space is usually highschool cafeterias.

    We fail to mention the lack of flash when asked about the porn.

    Omi
     
  5. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Tell the guy February called and wants him back.
     
  6. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    its funny my friend gave me nothing but crap when I bought one. Was like you buy the most pointless crap. and kept going dont you have an iphone? why do you need that if you have an iphone? well.....He was here til midnight tonight playing a game on it. he couldnt put it down lol. finally he handed it to me and was like get this thing away from me.
     
  7. Nikos macrumors 68000

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    I'd really like this thing to get more popular so that I don't get looks whenever I use it in public. :eek:

    Had to go to Springfield, MA the other day (I'm from NY) and people barely even knew what it was out there. I felt like I was in another world. Someone asked me if it was "one of those notebooks."
     
  8. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    Thats why Newtons are much better. I take my Newton out in public and the following happens:

    1. They ask, "What the hell is that thing?"
    2. I explain what it is and show them handwriting recognition etc.
    3. They have their mind blown at how amazing Newton was and how impressive it is for its age.
     
  9. kernkraft macrumors 68020

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    What exactly do you do? I get an idea, but...

    So amusing... your iPad's 256MB RAM makes it comparable to almost decade-old computers.

    Because they are your friends and they know what's best for you.

    Besides, crack cocaine is addictive and we don't go on and on about how good it is.
     
  10. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Agreed! It pisses me off. If you don't like it, don't look. I pissed a guy off who was doing that **** to me so I started commenting on his clothes and how they look straight from the 70s and how they are not in style and how his shoes were crappy because they had velcro straps and not laces. He got the idea pretty quickly.
     
  11. fizzler macrumors member

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    I seem to remember a similar chain of events happening with my first iPhone- how did that turn out again???? Oh yes, everyone has them, including the early critics
     
  12. steviem macrumors 68020

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    It'd be funny if he was wearing a $120 shirt, $200 jeans and a $500 watch, you could've told him he bought luxury items when he could've gone to target and spent $100 on things that have all of those features and more...

    I hate when people whine and moan about apple stuff because it's 'so expensive' and then go out and buy some overpriced bag or watch.

    Although, i do love it, because I love showing people why theyre wrong. :)
     
  13. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020

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    It's not a computer. It never has been. Never will be. And it's not a computer replacement. It has *exactly what it needs* - with the OS *that it needs* - to be exactly what it's supposed to be.

    I own one. It's perfect for what it is.
     
  14. duncyboy macrumors 6502a

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    First time I took it out at work and started using it, 5 minutes later I had half the room around me looking at it. The consensus seems to be that the screen looks amazing and it's 'bigger than I thought', whatever that means? :confused:

    I've had one dissenting voice but that was just someone trying to bait me. She knows nothing about tech and is suddenly an expert on iPads etc :rolleyes:
     
  15. MTShipp macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is a chick magnet. :D

    But since I am married, I just show them its "wow" factor.
     
  16. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    Sometimes the shortest answer is just a hard punch to the face and run.
     
  17. Shoesy macrumors 6502a

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    I don't really take mine out of the house much (wifi only), but I feel a bit this way about my iphone4. Had a man wearing a pentium 2 t-shirt ask me 'is that the new iphone' as soon as I happily told him it was he started telling me all the problems with it I had. People really should shut up if they don't have anything nice to say.

    Just read that back - maybe I should take my own advice!
     
  18. Akash.B macrumors regular

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    I got two of my school teachers to by iPad's when I showed it to them in school. They absolutely love it.

    Kids did tend to shout out it was worthless and they'd be better of with a laptop. Point is, it ISNT a laptop replacement!!!
     
  19. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000

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    LMAO ... Your right ... it's great!! :D
     
  20. Rafterman macrumors 68000

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    The biggest place to see haters is a news web site forum. Any story about tech, especially Apple, and you'll get the whole litany of "wannabes who have to buy the latest worthless stuff to keep up with the Joneses" posters. Seriously, do they really believe that? That people would spend $500 or $1000 on something they never use just to say they are part of the crowd? Maybe their loser friends are like that, but I know no one that stupid or shallow.

    Besides, as one poster noted, I'd love to go through these peoples' houses to see what "worthless crap" they've spend *their* money on. Unless someone lives in a house with four walls, a chair, bed and fridge, I'm pretty sure they've spent crazy money on at least some luxury item.
     
  21. INeedAMacBook macrumors 6502

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    Lol, no one would ever go up to a random girl with a gucci Handbag and give them a mouthful about how you can get those features from a plastic bag from tesco
     
  22. iThinman macrumors regular

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    Dunno, I don't really pay attention to other people while I'm in public. I'm very self centered.
     
  23. AppleRules macrumors regular

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    Why do you care what they think.. screw them they didn't pay for it and if they did they'd be singing a different toon.
     
  24. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    There is nothing wrong with the iPad that won't be perfectly acceptable in three years when Microsoft releases an equivalently spec'd zunePad. Enjoy and ignore.
     
  25. Ryan1524 macrumors 65816

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    False. It's a computer, just a different form factor of it. Having the same amount of memory as a decade old computer can be excusable, but should not be.
     

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