Live event analysis: It's about the iPad 2

Live event analysis: It's about the iPad 2

Summary: Apple has just confirmed yesterday's rumor - The Cupertino giant is holding a media event on March 2nd, and it's about the iPad 2 for sure.

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The Cupertino giant is holding a media event on March 2nd, and it's about the iPad 2 for sure.

The event will be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and kicks off at 10:00 am PT.

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  • RE: Apple confirms March 2nd event - And it's about the iPad 2

    Hooray, they can overcharge you for a useless device twice!
    Loverock Davidson
    • RE: Apple confirms March 2nd event - And it's about the iPad 2

      @Loverock Davidson

      Where do I begin taking apart your comment? First of all it makes no sense in the context of the headline. Are you suggesting people who own an iPad 1 will now buy iPad 2s?

      "Overcharge"? What do you base that on? What compares with the iPad that is substantially less expensive and comparable in quality? Let me know when you come up with something.

      "Useless device"? Really? That's the best you got? The product that has the fastest penetration in the history of technology? Conservative estimates put the number of iPads being purchased for business at 25% of total sales. I guess all those people don't have the Loverock wisdom to realize iPads are useless.

      If it cheers you up, Amazon has a sale on Etch-a-Sketches at twelve bucks and some change. Go for it! It is probably a better use of your valuable time then posting incoherent comments.
      jasonbaum
      • RE: Apple confirms March 2nd event - And it's about the iPad 2

        @jasonbaum
        You should ignore Lovierock the Windows Zealot. If it doesn?t run windows to him/her it is junk. Never mind that Microsoft is known for shipping Alpha products and then upgrading them to beta level in the first service pack.
        Rick_K
      • RE: Apple confirms March 2nd event - And it's about the iPad 2

        @jasonbaum
        [i]Are you suggesting people who own an iPad 1 will now buy iPad 2s? [/i]
        That's exactly what I'm suggesting.

        [i]"Overcharge"? What do you base that on? What compares with the iPad that is substantially less expensive and comparable in quality? Let me know when you come up with something.[/i]
        Its called a laptop. They have been around for years for less than the $600 Apple will charge you for a less capable device.

        [i]"Useless device"? Really? That's the best you got? The product that has the fastest penetration in the history of technology? Conservative estimates put the number of iPads being purchased for business at 25% of total sales. [/i]
        Really? And where are these businesses because I have yet to see one. We hear a lot of talk about businesses using iPads but no examples are ever given.

        [i]If it cheers you up, Amazon has a sale on Etch-a-Sketches at twelve bucks and some change. Go for it! It is probably a better use of your valuable time then posting incoherent comments. [/i]
        And will keep people entertained longer than an iPad. ZING!
        Loverock Davidson
      • RE: Apple confirms March 2nd event - And it's about the iPad 2

        @jasonbaum "The product that has the fastest penetration in the history of technology?"

        Sorry, that would be Windows 7, Nokia smart phones, and a plethora of other products. The Apple has a core demographic that continuously refreshes their investment in Apple products as new ones are released. However, overall market penetration is relatively flat.
        Your Non Advocate
      • Too hi tech for him!

        @jasonbaum the Etch-a-Sketches is way to advanced for "Lovearock" Maybe a carbon-pad and a stick would be best for him... No thats not it! , A waxy-pad with plastic sheet and a stick that you can get at the dollar store should do it. Should be OK for him, not to much to learn and its low-cost, he should be right at home with the price. - PS Sent from by iPad1
        MacNewton
      • Business Purchases

        @jasonbaum
        Sure businesses are purchasing iPads. They are not really being used for business, but they are purchasing them. I work at a computer company and we bought three of them. A few engineers played with them for a few days to see what they could do, then we tore them apart never to be reassembled again. An overpriced paperweight that we learned a little about how they made everything fit.
        Funny thing is, several of our engineers are buying tablets. Either Andriod or Windows tablets. I have not seen one engineer toting around an iPad, and all I can say is that they have real work to do, and that device just doesn't cut it.
        haugens
      • RE: Apple confirms March 2nd event - And it's about the iPad 2

        @jasonbaum
        Amazon bought Etch-a-Sketch, and renamed it Kindle.
        nikkhel
      • RE: Apple confirms March 2nd event - And it's about the iPad 2

        @jasonbaum
        OMG.... it's like New Year's Celebration all over again for iCrAppleholics who'll all be delirous over CrApple bringing things in the new model that should have been there in the first place. Like more RAM, better video, FLASH..... oh yeah CrApple won't allow FLASH to show up their own CrAppleware Quicktime (which should be abandoned for HTML5 instead, but somehow this crapware is still being used). Quicktime.... haha.... is ever a misnomer! lol....

        Funny how an old senile plugin like Quicktime was deemed more worthy than FLASH for CrApple. Yet FLASH is now on about every platform and mobile device out there. With around 3 Million FLASH Developers (and growing) in this world. It now even makes iOS (w/ no more than 50,000 developers) pale by comparison (only a few making any money btw.... especially after CrApple takes their cut)! lol..... Quicktime, you know the plugin rated next worse to ActiveX for Security! haha.... :D ....while FLASH is simply the BEST and Widest Distributed Plugin on the Planet!

        EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT ALL YOU iCrAppleholics Living Off Steve iHitler's Garden Walled RDF (Reality Distortion Field) intoxication!!! ;)
        i2fun@...
      • RE: Apple confirms March 2nd event - And it's about the iPad 2

        @jasonbaum it is very useful device for businesses that want to sell their content. About "overcharging", for a device which only purpose is to sell content to the user, it is a very expensive. I do not understand why would the consumers even buy it. They can can access to the same content without spending all this money on a shiny toy. Oh, yeah, I forgot... it is because it is cool and the Gen XYZ feels peer pressure. Let's get real though. Are we discussing the business models here or the actual technology at hand?
        pupkin_z
    • Nice of you to comment!

      @Loverock Davidson, your IQ is showing again!
      MacNewton
      • RE: Apple confirms March 2nd event - And it's about the iPad 2

        @MacNewton "@Loverock Davidson, your IQ is showing again!"

        Oh my gawd, not both of it!
        Stuart21@...
    • RE: Apple confirms March 2nd event - And it's about the iPad 2

      @Loverock Davidson

      Useless device? Um, that would be the Zune.
      Monkeypox
      • RE: Apple confirms March 2nd event - And it's about the iPad 2

        @Monkeypox
        I'm going to have to disagree there. The Zune is a wonderful mp3 player that is not tied to iTunes, which is a huge plus. The Zune software is far superior to iTunes in almost every way imaginable.
        hoaxoner
    • RE: Apple confirms March 2nd event - And it's about the iPad 2

      @Loverock Davidson Yup your 100% right about that word USELESS... ;)
      ipadsucks
  • Where does it explicitly state ipad 2?

    Why not an event to re-introduce themselves back into the enterprise space with a rack mounted server? The Xserve2? No where in that press release were the words "this is about ipad2" appear.
    Your Non Advocate
    • RE: Apple confirms March 2nd event - And it's about the iPad 2

      @facebook@... "No where in that press release were the words "this is about ipad2" appear."<br><br>You are correct. However, if you look at the image within the story it is crystal clear the event is about the iPad2!
      jonesy540
      • RE: Apple confirms March 2nd event - And it's about the iPad 2

        @jonesy540 Yep, surely looks like an iPad to me, too. I don't know what they mean by, "what 2011 will be the year of" - they already missed a big chunk of it. (30%, I'd say, by the time it's available for purchase - heh, heh: maybe that's Apple's standard cut.)
        fjpoblam
  • to all the Apple haters out there..........

    Easy dont like it don't buy it. I don't like ford so guess what i don't buy them. Do i go out and slag of ford because i dont like them ? NO because some people out there are entitled to have an opinion of their own. I think if i owned a company like APPLE and had a bunch of people (even if you think they are lemmings) who religiously buy my product, i would be proud of my acomplishments. Next stop world domination :)
    svanzyl@...
    • RE: Apple confirms March 2nd event - And it's about the iPad 2

      @svanzyl@... xApple user for 15 years. I've lived with Apple hype a long time. I certainly can see where Apple is putting a lot of it's capital--into rags like ZDnet and Huffington post. It's plain irritating when there's lots of other great things going on. It's not that I started hating Apple. I got bored and discovered that Windows runs on a lots of cool computers whereas Apple locked me in for years to some great and some poor machines. I have variety now. The hype/coolaid or whatever you call it just doesn't work any more. And when I com to read about news I want I get this never friggin ending hype about Changing Everything. Again! Momma mia.
      michaelmarian2