Don't be evil, Apple, just sit on the iPad 3

Summary:A tongue-in-cheek look at what the iPad 3 will do to Apple's evil reputation.

Unless you've been living under a rock you know that Apple is getting the next generation iPad ready to release to the masses. There are no shortage of rumors what we might expect the iPad 3 to contain, I've added my own to the mix. One thing we know for certain about the next iPad, the launch will trigger a sales boom for Apple as these things usually do. Since Apple certainly doesn't want to be considered evil, perhaps it would be only fair to hold off on the next iPad, at least for a while.

Let's face it, the current iPad is selling like hotcakes, so a refreshed model is not required to continue Apple's dominance in the tablet space. Triggering a sales spike over already dominant sales numbers by releasing the iPad 3 would only be rubbing it into the face of competing tablet makers. Given your desire to be a good neighbor I'm sure you don't want to make all those other companies feel bad. People would end up getting fired, and you don't want that on your heads.

It's not like you need more profits, Apple, you've already got more money than most countries. Profits indicate greed, and you don't want to be known as the evil, greedy company. It's not like you don't have enough money. Heck, you've got enough to give free textbooks for every student in the U. S. if you wanted. You've recently convinced us how much you want to help the nation's kids so giving them textbooks instead of charging for them as indicated would be a very non-evil thing to do. You'd still have more money than God left over.

You can make the argument that a new iPad would really take it to the Android folks, and we know how much you hate them. That may be, but it would also derail the big Windows 8 effort at Microsoft. I know you wouldn't want to do that, given the history of Microsoft stepping in at Apple's darkest hour years ago and putting money on the line to keep you in business. That has to make Microsoft dear to you, and tanking the Windows 8 tablet effort before it even gets started would fly in the face of your close relationship.

So just sit on the new iPad, Apple, and keep the status quo. You'll continue to make more money than all the other companies combined, and have that new iPad in your pocket for whenever you need it. The competition still won't be able to give you a run for the money, and you'll have fun watching them try. Don't be evil, Apple.

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Topics: Apple, iPad, Mobility

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James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' w... Full Bio

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