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

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.

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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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  • Nah, Apple is helping all the other manufacturers....

    ....by showing them today the type of tablet they will ship next year.
    alsw
    • RE: Don't be evil, Apple, just sit on the iPad 3

      @alsw
      Its true - I actually thank apple for starting the whole next gen thing, with smartphones and pads. The iPad is nice but too limited for the price, and in within another year I think the top competition will have surpassed them. They are becomming a grotesque evil company, filled with greed and hate, as shown by the agressive lawsuits they are launching, and fanbois calling motorola and samsung bad guys for going after apple in response.

      They now seriously make me ill. I am totally pro-capitalist but with their profit margins they should be manufacturing in the US still be doing great. Companies typically choose not to cross certain lines, but now apple is blinded by greed and hate even in the face of massive success, with no end in site. Where the occupy apple movement? I used to be rooting for apple just to stick it to microsoft, but now I am actually questioning that, and maybe MS isn't so bad after all. I am actually concerned about the potential dominance of apple. It would be just terrible, like the 1984 commericial. This is why we need Google to rush in and smash them. Go google. I love that company. And, I may actually start praying for windows phone now.
      deathjazz
      • Hey, Willy

        @willyampz
        If you lay down with a cold cloth on your head for a little while, you might feel better.
        Userama
      • RE: Don't be evil, Apple, just sit on the iPad 3

        @willyampz You are only a fan of capitalism until they make too much in profits. Of course, we have you to decide when that amount would be. Who died and left you to the "decider"? Take the wet towel you were offered and go sit in the corner of that padded room and suck your thumb.
        jokila
      • RE: Don't be evil, Apple, just sit on the iPad 3

        @willyampz
        Manufacturing in the US, bugger that. What would happen is that a few hundred thousand Chinese people would lose their jobs and the prices of iDevices would go up. Nah, I'm quite happy for the Chinese people to keep their jobs, no welfare in China, as long as the working conditions continue to improve. And I am definitely happy keeping the prices where they are; I don't feel like subsidising US jobs.
        A Grain of Salt
      • RE: Don't be evil, Apple, just sit on the iPad 3

        @willyampz
        HAHAH!!! GOOGLE TO THE RESCUE?!?? Hahahahaha!!!
        lelandhendrix@...
      • RE: Don't be evil, Apple, just sit on the iPad 3

        @willyampz
        a "pro-capitalist" complaining about big profits and talking about sacrificing margins to save jobs? this must be the confused generation.
        lskong
    • Apple should give MS what they deserve - two turds in the wind.

      "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."

      Yeah, but let's not forget - Microsoft stole the idea for the graphical interface of Windows from Apple. At the time, Apple needed software written for their systems, which Microsoft was going to handle for them. After releasing Windows, Microsoft's head weasel told Apple "If you try and take us to court for stealing your intellectual property, we won't write any software for you."

      So - Microsoft owed Apple the bail out, I figure.. Now they're even. So I say, gloves off Apple - put 'em on the floor.

      After all, competition fuels the market ;)
      Cory Crenshaw
      • RE: Don't be evil, Apple, just sit on the iPad 3

        @Cory Crenshaw
        Apple stole the idea for a GUI and the mouse from Xerox's lab. There were pads a dozen years before Apple. There has been voice recognition for decades. Apple steals ideas, but it executes very well.
        bigsteve666
      • RE: Don't be evil, Apple, just sit on the iPad 3

        @bigsteve666 Nice try with the FUD and lies... allow me to correct your ignorance.[b]

        Apple stole the idea for a GUI and the mouse from Xerox's lab.[/b]

        FALSE! Apple licensed the GUI tech and mouse from Xerox in return for stock options.[b]

        There were pads a dozen years before Apple.[/b]

        Yup there was the Newton... oh wait, that was an Apple product. Sure there were other pads prior to the iPad and some bulky prototypes prior to the Newton but NONE of them sold like the iPad.[b]

        There has been voice recognition for decades. Apple steals ideas, but it executes very well.[/b]

        Apple is not the only company that "steals" ideas: Microsoft did so with Windows, Google did so with Android, all modern manufacturing companies did so with the assembly line Henry Ford invented... I could go on.
        athynz
  • RE: Don't be evil, Apple, just sit on the iPad 3

    Are you guys in US and A aware that we from Europe just don't get your sense of wasting money! Having a iPhone and iPad (which as far as I can recon is common in US and A) is like having two TVs in home, one 40 and one 60 inch just because you like watching some show on large screen. Get real and get life (don't make Apple investors rich by buying every item they serve to you)
    AdnanPirota
    • Why do you bash us like this. And it's so untrue!

      @AdnanPirota

      All US and A citizens have at least three TV's in our homes and at least one DVD player in one of our cars. (Not two HDTVs. Do you think we are that cheap?)
      kenosha77a
    • RE: Don't be evil, Apple, just sit on the iPad 3

      @AdnanPirota
      Are you guys in the European Union aware that we in the US and A don't really care about your opinion? Seriously. If we like buying iPads and iPhones, that is really our business. You're already doing your part in striking a blow against The Evil Apple Corporation by not buying anything from them. I'm sure that the company is really reeling from the economic impact of your non-purchasing decisions. Hey, while you're drawing a line in the sand, how about taking a moment and getting a life of your own?
      justadcomics
      • What they should do is buy more stuff from Greece

        @justadcomics
        heck, they could use it.
        William Farrel
      • RE: Don't be evil, Apple, just sit on the iPad 3

        @justadcomics [i]"Are you guys in the European Union aware that we in the US and A don't really care about your opinion? "[/i]
        My first thought as I read the post :-)
        non-biased
    • Maybe if you Europeans would get off your butt

      @AdnanPirota... and work, you wouldn't have the Euro Crisis right now. Enjoy your recession when the Euro collapses. ;)
      Snooki_smoosh_smoosh
      • RE: Don't be evil, Apple, just sit on the iPad 3

        @Snooki_smoosh_smoosh the usa is not so rosy the dollar has lost 50% of it's purchasing power post housing crisis and there are no signs of letting up.
        augustus_rome
    • Do you know that it is either USA, or US of A

      @AdnanPirota
      United States [of] America, not "The United States and America"

      Just helping you out a bit
      William Farrel
      • RE: Don't be evil, Apple, just sit on the iPad 3

        @William Farrel <br>It's a reference to Borat, which was a television character later made into a movie a few years ago.
        lippidp
    • Bwahahaha. A European lecturing us on wasting money.

      That's rich. Had a look at Greece lately?
      baggins_z