Would you buy an Apple Tablet?

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Would you buy an Apple Tablet?

  1. Yes

    94 vote(s)
    66.7%
  2. No

    47 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. Cowboy22 macrumors member

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    #1
    Just curious to see how many people would actually buy a tablet if it came out. I just don't see a huge market for this but maybe I'm wrong.
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Huge is relative.

    A new product by Apple is going to attract some people that always want to have the latest and greatest.

    Other then that, we don't know what the Tablet will be or the price point, so...

    ...Whatever, I'll vote yes.
     
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Another stellar poll, I see. :rolleyes:

    How can we answer that until we know what the damn thing does? Does it require a contract with a wireless provider? etc. etc. etc.
     
  4. OllyW Moderator

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    Don't know what it's going to do.
    Don't know how much it will cost.
    Don't know if I'll buy one.
     
  5. Mike Macintosh macrumors regular

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    It all depends, I would have to see it in action first to really decide, right now I vote no.
     
  6. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Exactly, would I pay $1,000 for a Verizon oversized iPod touch?
     
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    Would you use this before creating another pointless thread?
     
  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    No because I don't like to buy things that do not exist.
     
  9. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I'd buy a tablet if anyone could convince me that it does something better than the computer/cell phone combination I use now.
     
  10. cart16 macrumors newbie

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    As we don't what the purpose of the apple tablet is (members are currently posting predictions in the apple tablet role thread right now) I have no idea whether or not I am going to buy it.
     
  11. ArrowSmith macrumors regular

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    $1000 for a really cool eReader - no way. The reason the iPhone has sold 50 million is because people really need a phone. Nobody really needs a an iTablet. Especially for $1000.
     
  12. TechieJustin macrumors 6502

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    No, I would not. But I wouldn't buy any tablet at the moment.
    The reason is, people can barely read my handwriting; if I use it to take notes, I find it unlikely any tablet would be able to.

    If it were a hybrid that folded into a normal laptop - than yes I would consider it.
     
  13. StruckANerve macrumors 6502

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    No. I haven't heard a single thing so far that has got me the least bit interested in the tablet. If it can do iChat over wifi networks, now that would be cool.
     
  14. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    I intend to pre-order/buy it ASAP (assuming is actually exists). Why? Because I'm that big of a fanboi and I have that kind of money to throw around...
     
  15. Elzlaik macrumors regular

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    Provided it does what I need it to - yes. I can afford it. All I need is a new elegant UI (with some nice eye candy), iWork (with revamped Inkwell Tech), Full iTunes, Full Safari, Full Preview (to edit PDFs) and Full Mail. Along with loads of new iTunes extras and some new MobileMe features, of course, including BTMM over 3G so I can checkin with my iMac at work when I need to.

    I helped my girlfriend pay for trips to Africa and India this year. Part of the agreement included me being allowed to make 2 big purchases without dirty looks. This will be #1. Always think ahead.
     
  16. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I smiled a little. :D
     
  17. Decrepit macrumors 65816

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    Let's see what this thing does. Between my Mini and my iPhone, I'm pretty covered.

    That said, if they release something with some unbelievable new features that will help me in some way, cash will be on the way. (After I get a job, but that's beside the point) :D

    I mean if this is really an OS X device, and can be a remote control, program guide for my DVR, web browser, home automation interface...

    So give me something I didn't have before in a different format, and we'll talk.
     
  18. sth macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, as a test-device for software development... :D
     
  19. ABG macrumors 6502

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    I've tried that excuse but it doesn't work :eek:
     
  20. mmomega macrumors demi-god

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    I'm with that guy :D
     
  21. mmomega macrumors demi-god

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    I'm with that guy :D
     
  22. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Depends on price and capability. If it can replace my netbook, then I would consider it. I like my devices to be multipurpose.
     
  23. celica73 macrumors member

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    My wife wants one for work. She can actually do all of her electronic medical records using an iPod Touch/iPhone, but the screen size makes it horribly impractical. The same technology on a bigger screen? Yeah, bingo.

    Me, I'll use it as a toy, I can also think of a lot of cool ways it could be used for educational software (I have a 5 year old). Now, we just need someone to make the apps (maybe it's time for me to learn).

    Scott
     
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  25. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    I won't be buying one anytime soon, but when I look to replace my MBA I'll look at the tablet if it can do similar things.
     

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