This is seriously freaky

Discussion in 'iPad' started by TheyCallMeSaint, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. TheyCallMeSaint macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2010
    So, check out this MacRumors article from 2003, in which Steve Jobs says there won't be any Apple cell phone:

    And look at the very first comment....Who is this "MacQuest"? My theory is he went back in time 8 years.
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    WOW! That is AMAZING! Ain't it funny how things turned out? PM MacQuest and ask him for some lottery numbers... :D
  3. imahawki macrumors 6502a

    Apr 26, 2011
    Its also funny to see back in 2003 people sick of people and even news sites trying to predict what Apple is going to release :D
  4. xraytech macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
    Holy Cow!!!

    MacQuest could possibly be the first to coin the name "iPad"
  5. Tritons macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2011
    he should of patented it :rolleyes:
  6. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

    Jun 30, 2010
    I love looking back and reading how wrong/right people were. I wonder if in 8 years someone will repost a thread about tablets wiping out laptops.
  7. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    Or do you remember those tablets that came out in 2010?
    Oh yeah I remember those, whatever happened to them?
    I don't know, have not seen anyone use one for years. Amazing how people back then thought there were going to replace laptops.
  8. pembs macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2011
  9. gibbz macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2007
    The name iPad has been speculated as the name of an Apple PDA/Tablet dating back to 2002 or earlier.

    In fact, the name iPad was first used (as far as I can tell) in 2000 as a prank.

    And it was passed around in several MacRumors posts back in 2001/2002, here, here, here, here, or here.
  10. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    In hindsight, there is nothing else Apple would have called the iPad. iSlate never seemed like an Apple-ish name compared to iPod or iMac. And everyone made fun of it when it released, but now it's becoming more and more of a household term.
  11. iPad 3 macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2011

    They could have called it anything...

    Anyway, where does "pad" come into it? It was a great guess. Bet he wishes he bought a few domain names for it!
  12. Nightarchaon macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2010
    I think iPad was because it looks like the star trek tablets and they were calls PADDs

    Nice to know Steves a Trekkie :D
  13. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Great find.

    As to others that believed someone "predicted" iPad, considering probability.

    Given enough people and enough guesses, someone might guess right. However, the person's record is probably nowhere near 100% right.
  14. palpatine macrumors 68040

    May 3, 2011
    can't he just edit the post? maybe next year it will contain a prediction about the ipad 3.
  15. iEnvy macrumors 65816


    Jun 25, 2010
    It clearly shows the last time you edit your post
  16. MacQuest macrumors 6502a

    Jan 18, 2003
    You See Dead People...
    This weeks LOTTO NUMBERS are:

    I AIN'T TELLIN'!!! :p
  17. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68030


    Jun 10, 2010
    Not really. In 2003 there really was no smartphone market (flip phones were just really starting to become widespread back then). So, at that point, he was really only referencing cell phones.
  18. Moyank24 macrumors 601


    Aug 31, 2009
    in a New York State of mind
    If anyting was ever sig worthy - that's it.

    Well done, sir. :D (or madam)
  19. OH!MAC™ macrumors member


    Jun 30, 2007

    to bad Apple didn't take note back the, the iPad name is costing them a lot of money.
  20. MacQuest macrumors 6502a

    Jan 18, 2003
    You See Dead People...
    Tell me about it! :p
  21. MacQuest, Feb 9, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2012

    MacQuest macrumors 6502a

    Jan 18, 2003
    You See Dead People...
    Yes, but I said the name with certainty! :p

    Seriously though, I didn't believe it to be a pda or even an extension of Newton. I didn't see Apple wanting to put out a highly stylus dependent device for anything other than possibly handwriting. I felt that those PDA's were too clunky, and non-streamlined for SJ's taste. He wouldn't want extra gadgets, even something as simple but easy to lose as a stylus, to be an integral part of the iPad.

    Like I said in my post linked below, I saw the ipad being "...a lot more robust than a PDA while not being an inconvenient laptop."

    I even almost hit the price points [from the link below]: "I would pay $599 for a slimmed down entry version and $899 for a hardware[ram, audio recording, combo drive?, etc.]/software upgraded version."

    LOL @ the combo drive guess, but as also stated in the link below, I saw the iPad as being "[approx. the size of 2 DVD boxes stacked on top of eachother]". So I thought it would be twice as thick as the current iPad. Also, the DVD box sizes I was referring to are the older dvd boxes that were around 10" in height, or as I had posted numerous times on these forums back then, something that was about the size of a piece of paper (in height obviously) or a clipboard, and that you could hold and use in much the same way you would hold and use a clipboard:

    Of course over 3 years had passed between my original iPad post and the one linked directly above, and because SJ had said that "everything running Mac OS (iOS hadn't been introduced yet, nor had the iPhone) would have the word Mac in the name from now on", I had changed the name to MacPad and then MacPod (LOL!) because this device would not canabilize other Apple products, but rather raise awareness of them by complimenting them. It would be another Apple product for SJ's vision of the "digital lifestyle".

    Oh, the memories! :)

    This is the most accurate and earliest (as far as I know) post that I had made using the name iPad: </t-23590.html

    For more foresight fun, clicky linky in my sig to see the epic battle thread between us here on MR and the Nokia [and other FORMER leading phone manufacturers] trolls regarding what they saw as the completely useless multi-touch input advantages of the [at that time] just released iPhone. :p

    PEACE. :cool:
  22. seong macrumors 65816


    Feb 11, 2010

    Man, that link in your sig is just HILARIOUS!
    Wow, I didn't know there were people like that back in 2007!

    Anyways, MacQuest, could you please predict what we will see on iPad X? (assuming it is the 10th generation of the iPad.)
  23. MacQuest macrumors 6502a

    Jan 18, 2003
    You See Dead People...
    I predict...

    iPad X will NOT use either fAndroid or WinBlows mobile OSssss! :D
  24. seong macrumors 65816


    Feb 11, 2010
    lol, I will print this page out, and once iPad X comes out (assuming that the world doesnt end in 2012) I'll take a pic of it, quote you, and make a thread on this forum (and again, assuming that this thread will still be alive.)

    Until 2020, good luck! :cool:
  25. Agent-P, Feb 9, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2012

    Agent-P macrumors 68030


    Dec 5, 2009
    The Tri-State Area
    Why if it isn't the man/woman (not sure until you say lol) in question. Nice call on that. We really need you to do more predictions for us! Also, I love the link in your signature. That was winning before Charlie Sheen even thought of using the phrase.

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