Yahoo's hatchet job on ipad

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  1. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    The title of this thread should be "SmartMoney's hatchet job on ipad." Clearly they just sifted through a couple of blogs and reposted the same crap that's been flying around since the iPad was announced anyways.
     
  2. dagomike macrumors 65816

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    Same is true with any electronics.

    On the flip side, early adopters maximize their usage before the next update. If people wait six months for the "bugs" to be worked out and perhaps a small percentage price drop, they're going to be kicking themselves when the next version comes out weeks/months later offering new features, better value for the same money or less.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I think the point was that you should wait until the next revision. At least in the "Bugs" part.
     
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    3G subscription costs will set you back an extra $180 to $360

    ill gladly pay that, its a big step down from my $59.99 3G laptop card...
     
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    I saw what looked like a major hit piece on The Motley Fool a few days ago, but I'm too lazy to look it up now.
     
  7. thejakill thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Maybe yahoo is angry that iPhone uses google as its default search engine.
     
  8. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Google isn't a browser. The iPhone uses Safari.
     
  9. Surely Guest

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    Really? That's news to me.....

    I'm pretty sure this was addressed at the Keynote.
     
  10. boss1 macrumors 6502a

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    It's true that people within organizations are bias. However this may not be the case completely here.

    This story is about view count, not about iPad. Truth is there are a lot of skeptics in business and a lot of skeptical consumers. This article caters to those thoughts.

    If I'm working for a publication of whatever form, the question is asked. How do we create an article that is going to generate traffic if the majority of sites are writing pro- iPad articles. Answer: cater to the opposition. Decision base: Strictly business nothing personal, although it will translate that way to many.
     
  11. Vernexto macrumors newbie

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    I submitted an e-mail to the author (not really expecting a reply), but some interesting things I found;

    One thing that stood out is the comment that "Even the first iPhone owners were pretty unhappy." Where, historically, is this founded? I was one of those fellows who waited in line for 9 hours to buy the iPhone on day one, and since then have heard few complaints about iPhone from owners.

    Additionally, each of the categories structured in the article seem to have their flaws. I.E., the iPhone, as far as I know, is the only product that Apple has ever dropped the price on in that short of time frame. With no other reference point, it's a bit odd to assume that price drops could be coming from a company that historically just doesn't do it.

    Bugs, while there are with any new product, seem to overlook the fact that the iPad is running the iPhone OS (rather the iPod Touch OS). While iPad is in its first incarnation, Apple has had three long years to deal with bugs on the OS, and the its unlikely that software bugs are going to pop-up to a huge extent.

    Lastly, there is no possible way to found the information on App availability. Apple's iPad-only categories in the App Store won't be available until April 3, and nobody knows how many iPad apps will be ready on that day. Developers have had since January to port their iPhone apps to the iPad, and as a developer myself, I can tell you that this is more than enough time, and the submission process has been so simple. I'd expect apps in the thousands, literally, to be available on April 3 for consumers.
     
  12. PCClone macrumors 6502a

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    Defects

    Every OS and app from Microsoft is buggy and has defects.
     
  13. vini-vidi-vici macrumors 6502

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    meh

    They're just trying to get hits/views. Some ginned-up drama gets more page views. More people will click on an article like that one instead of one that reads like an Apple ad, or one that's boringly neutral. Same thing is true with a lot of subjects, unfortunately.
     
  14. thejakill thread starter macrumors 6502

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    sorry. meant search engine. tired. i was up at 5:30 ordering an ipad.
     

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