iPad is less than we expected, say investors and MacRumors.com users

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Puqq, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. Puqq macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2009
    Apparently, there are many users who are not exactly very positive about the iPad.

    Firstly, the Apple stock value has fallen quite significantly, although Dow and Nasdaq stayed more or less the same. Of course, random walk occurs in the markets, however, one would not expect to see such drop in the price of a company, that has reported record Q earnings and introduced it's "magical" and "revolutionary" device.


    Furthermore, nearly all reports about iPad here, on MacRumors.com, have received very negative ratings by users. For example, the report on iPad announcement has 1:2 pos:negative rating as of 1am, GMT, Sat 30th. Note, that at this point lack of Flash was not yet been a widey known issue.


    Other reports have even worse ratings. This has happened before with numberous reasons (for example, when Apple announced new 13 and 15" unibody laptops, but forgot about 17" model. It was 1:3 then)

    Why might this be so? Personaly, I think, that iPad is just an ultimate gadget , or a fancy toy, if you like. People were expecting MacPro, MacBook Pro and other more proper hardware announcements. It does not mean, that iPad is doomed (in fact, I am sure, that it will be the next uber best seller), but it sends a clear message to Apple, that users still need Apple products for serious work.
  2. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    MR is only a small small small audience compared to the millions of people who could buy this device. And the MR audience is a very different consumer...
  3. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Could not agree more

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  4. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    Blah Blah Blah. Historically the same thing happens after every major product release. iPod, iPhone, etc. The iPad will be a success.
  5. Puqq thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2009
    That is right. However, this community represents a so called "informed" consumer segment. This is why I am sure about iPad's success- many people will buy it, just because it's Apple.

    I would not call the investors as a small community, however...
  6. Koodauw macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2003
    The investors always selloff after what they call a lackluster announcement. I see this a good time to buy Apple.
  7. calderone macrumors 68040


    Aug 28, 2009
    Oh yes. Very informed. I would be able to buy an iPad if I was paid (50 cents maybe) for every post which stated the iPad did not have something that it in fact does.

    Headphone jack.

    These are just but a few of the mistakes made by the "informed" consumer. I will post some examples if you would like.

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