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    News - Apple iPad sales soar past three million

    Accomplished within 80 days of launch.
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    Re: News - Apple iPad sales soar past three million

    I was going to buy one but went and looked at it yesterday, its awful - awful video playback and its way to heavy to use like a laptop for browsing purposes or to use as a book!

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    Re: News - Apple iPad sales soar past three million

    Simply put...why?
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    Re: News - Apple iPad sales soar past three million

    Fair play* to Apple, that's a great result.



    *now improve factory conditions some more, go on, you can afford it.

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    Re: News - Apple iPad sales soar past three million

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    Simply put...why?
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    Re: News - Apple iPad sales soar past three million

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    *now improve factory conditions some more, go on, you can afford it.
    Foxconn is not owned by Apple.

    Apple is just one of its customers - they also produce stuff for Dell, HP and others as well.
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    Re: News - Apple iPad sales soar past three million

    Quote Originally Posted by mikerr View Post
    Foxconn is not owned by Apple.

    Apple is just one of its customers - they also produce stuff for Dell, HP and others as well.
    And? Apple can still afford to pay more and take working conditions into account, rather than just using the cheapest. If Apple were to do that then Foxconn would have to improve standards or they'd be overlooked by one of their biggest customers.

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    Re: News - Apple iPad sales soar past three million

    Quote Originally Posted by dk04_2 View Post
    I was going to buy one but went and looked at it yesterday, its awful - awful video playback and its way to heavy to use like a laptop for browsing purposes or to use as a book!
    I was listening to a US podcast where the host was also complaining about the weight - specifically saying that it was a heck of a strain on the wrists when he reading it perched on his lap (like a newspaper).

    Yep, it's a good result for Apple, but I've got to wonder how much of that is due to the near-hysteria pre-launch, and can they sustain a good level of take-up in the longer term?

    I certainly won't be buying one, since a Linux netbook (with a big battery) fits my needs far better for less outlay.

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    Re: News - Apple iPad sales soar past three million

    This comic explains why quite well - http://theoatmeal.com/comics/apple

    Don't know anyone who actually owns one though and as I work with other tech crazy people it kinda makes me wonder who is.
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    Re: News - Apple iPad sales soar past three million

    I've liked it's slickness having used it but i really have to agree on the weight - would of preferred a removable secondary battery so i could have it 'light' when i wanted it and heavy if i knew i was going to be away from the power for prolonged periods of time (which is rare).

    It'll be interesting to see other tablets - i am interested in the format!
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    Re: News - Apple iPad sales soar past three million

    ^ Hey, so Apple managed to move Spock - he is half human
    My only concern is should I hide my true identity? A costume maybe?

    0iD: Plus weeing in it every now & again does it good
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