Misleading Target iPad Ad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Bill Av, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Bill Av macrumors member

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    In tomorrow's (Sunday's) advertisement suppliment, the Target ad has the "New" iPad for $499. Since the "New New" iPad isn't out yet, I assume they're talking about the older model, but hoping that people will be duped into buying it. Pretty low.
     
  2. Stinkypalm macrumors member

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    Haha Best Buy doing same thing. Got to move the old ones out I guess. Not everyone follows apple news like we do. People will buy these.
     
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    Wonder how many uniformed people will get stuck :rolleyes:
     
  5. urkel macrumors 68030

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    Is the "new" capitalized? Because if it is then theres a dozen people here who will endlessly lecture them about how stupid they are.
     
  6. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a

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    Link?
     
  7. TheBama macrumors 6502

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    Ad decisions are made months in advance usually. They (like us) probably didn't know there was another new ipad coming.
     
  8. F123D macrumors 68040

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    Why blame Target? Apples the one that named that iPad the new iPad.
     
  9. kyo27 macrumors newbie

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    These ads are printed several weeks in advance. They had no idea Apple would be releasing a new New Ipad.
     
  10. ANMA dojo macrumors regular

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    aside from the cooky naming convention... they make ads advertising stuff at full price?
     
  11. Bill Av thread starter macrumors member

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    It's the Sunday newspaper insert...

    So you won't see it online until tomorrow. However I went to target.com; on the homepage is a link that says "New iPads available Nov. 2nd". When you click on it, you go to a page with all the "new" (old) iPads.

    http://www.target.com/sb/computers-...=9975894#?lnk=lnav_t_spc_x_x&intc=836551|null

    It's easy to think that you're pre-ordering the 4th Gen iPads, although they do say in the specs that it's the A5X processor - but no average person will look at that (I want the one with the more GBs!!). Nowhere on the page is a note "old version" or the like.
     
  12. ANMA dojo macrumors regular

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    maybe it's showing differently to me, but in that link the ad says "iPad mini - Coming November 2."

    anyways, looks they've adopted Apple's own naming convention, calling listing 3rd gens as "The new iPad", and the 4th gens as "iPad with Retina"
     
  13. Bill Av thread starter macrumors member

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    This gets better. The new iPads ARE there. They're at the BOTTOM of the page. You scroll through the old iPads, past the iPad accessories - like the Magic Mouse (!!), and then you hit the new stuff. Maybe I'm being too suspicious, but there's got to be some finger crossing that people won't scroll down that far - especially when you put stuff like keyboards and mice in between. At the very top of the page, you have a non-working redirect box for the iPad Mini. Why have a redirect box - even a working one? Why not just put the Minis at the top of the page? When you click on it, it goes to a blank page, which makes you think "oh, the link isn't working - it's too early for the Mini iPad", but in reality it's diverting you from looking at the bottom for more.

    To one of the earlier posters: Target is taking advantage here. How long before they're selling "Genuine" iPads - made by the Genuine iPad Company. Maybe a Sorny television - or maybe a Magnetbox?
     
  14. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a

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    You looked at the bottom. Guess its not that misleading. And they're using the same descriptions Apple uses, new (3rd gen) and retina (4th gen).
     
  15. AFDoc macrumors 68030

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    Sounds like you're a bit of a spaz and jumped on MR instead of actually researching the situation.\
    Targets ad seems legit to me.
     
  16. Bill Av thread starter macrumors member

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    On further reflection, I think you are right. The ad in the paper is probably on the level, since it was most likely laid out in advance. I allowed that to color my opinion of what I was seeing on their website.
     
  17. yespi macrumors member

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    It is actually the "new" iPad since the iPad 3 was named so by apple and the latest iPad that went on preorder on Friday is called iPad 4.
     
  18. F123D macrumors 68040

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    This wouldn't be an issue if apple didn't give the iPad these stupid names. iPad 3 and iPad 4 would've cleared up any confusion but because apple knew they'd be releasing an updated iPad months after the iPad 3, they decided to go with these screwy names.
     

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