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    News - Survey suggests 54 per cent of Britons are considering buying an Apple Tablet

    The hype surrounding Apple's fabled device hits fever pitch, but does Apple have its work cut out in convincing British shoppers?
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    Re: News - Survey suggests 54 per cent of Britons are considering buying an Apple Tab

    Breaking news

    Subsequent survey suggests that 80% of the 54% now won't considering buying the Apple Tablet because they realised they don't know the price yet.

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    Re: News - Survey suggests 54 per cent of Britons are considering buying an Apple Tab

    Quote Originally Posted by usxhe190 View Post
    Subsequent survey suggests that 80% of the 54% now won't considering buying the Apple Tablet because they realised they don't know the price yet.
    A further 60% of the 80% have just realised they don't know what the device will do or if it actually exists.

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    Re: News - Survey suggests 54 per cent of Britons are considering buying an Apple Tab

    i don't need an apple i-slate, i have a nokia n900.
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    Re: News - Survey suggests 54 per cent of Britons are considering buying an Apple Tab

    Grief, I hope they all catch fire and burn to a crisp. Without setting fire to people or other property... obviously.

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    Re: News - Survey suggests 54 per cent of Britons are considering buying an Apple Tab

    99.9999999999999999999999% of people don't know what an Apple Tablet is.
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    Re: News - Survey suggests 54 per cent of Britons are considering buying an Apple Tab

    Hmmmm.

    So .... 54% of Britons would consider buying one. To put that another way, 46% wouldn't consider one. And if they won't "consider" one then, regardless of specification, functionality or price, they would not even consider it? I'm surprised that that 54% wasn't higher than that.

    I'd "consider" buying one, if the device offers me anything I need, looks to be a good buy and is at the right price. But .... what would I pay, now that's different. £250? Very unlikely. £500? That's as likely, from me, as the Sun rising in the North tomorrow and doing an Argentinian Tango with the moon as it crosses the sky.

    So, I'd consider buying one, under the right circumstances. But knowing what I do about Apple, and their pricing policies based on iPhones, etc, what do I think the actual chances of me buying one are? About the same as me being elected Pope and being the world's next mega-hit pop star. And if you'd ever heard me singing, you'd have a grasp on how likely that is. I stand a better chance of being Pope .... and I ain't Catholic.

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    Re: News - Survey suggests 54 per cent of Britons are considering buying an Apple Tab

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    But knowing what I do about Apple, and their pricing policies based on iPhones, etc,
    Any one else wondering if this mythical device will be a bigger brother to the iPhone or to the iPod Touch?

    If it is the latter then it will have straight forward pricing. If it's going to be a big brother to the iPhone then say hello to another mobile contract

    Oh how the networks would love that!

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    Re: News - Survey suggests 54 per cent of Britons are considering buying an Apple Tab

    Exactly. Surely in asking someone if they would consider something they must then go and consider it to answer the question.

    I just considered buying London but decided that it's probably too expensive and too much hassle.

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    Re: News - Survey suggests 54 per cent of Britons are considering buying an Apple Tab

    I do sometimes wonder where these surverys take place? I'd give them a bloody piece of my mind.

    Just look that survery that was done a few weeks ago where Brits didn't know who Steve Jobs or Sir Tim Berners-lee were! "They" didn't even know who Bill Gates was!

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    Re: News - Survey suggests 54 per cent of Britons are considering buying an Apple Tab

    Quote Originally Posted by Singh400 View Post
    I do sometimes wonder where these surverys take place?
    In the Apple Store in Regent Street obviously!!

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    Re: News - Survey suggests 54 per cent of Britons are considering buying an Apple Tab

    Bollocks, I doubt 54% of the British public would have a clue as to what an Apple Tablet might be, let alone be bothered to ponder possibly buying one of them.

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    Re: News - Survey suggests 54 per cent of Britons are considering buying an Apple Tab

    54% percent of sheep hear "apple i..." and would consider buying it.

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    Re: News - Survey suggests 54 per cent of Britons are considering buying an Apple Tab

    I would definitely consider buying one for $5, if it served as a substitute for painful physical exercise, could cook and do my ironing without bitching would be a plus too.

    If its just a grown up iPhone, and I decide I need something without a keyboard in my life (again!) i'll just buy that HP thing plz thanks!
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    Re: News - Survey suggests 54 per cent of Britons are considering buying an Apple Tab

    Quote Originally Posted by Singh400 View Post
    I do sometimes wonder where these surverys take place? I'd give them a bloody piece of my mind.

    Just look that survery that was done a few weeks ago where Brits didn't know who Steve Jobs or Sir Tim Berners-lee were! "They" didn't even know who Bill Gates was!
    I sometimes wonder if they are even carried out!! Maybe the people with clipboards just stood there ticking random boxes so they could go home early - brings back memories of doing a survey in school...
    Or maybe the survey was printed on a receipt when you bought a computer from the Apple store? Either way I doubt a 'fair' (for want of a better word) survey would end up with those results!!
    It was later confirmed that 99% of the people questioned just said yes to get away and avoid having someone convince them they need one so they end up saying yes to get away anyway...

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