Originally Posted by digitalclips
That explains iPads only having 92% approval... 8% are owned by trolls.
Actually, the 91% approval rating is misleading. 91% of users were either completely satisfied or somewhat satisfied and only 1-2% were dissatisfied. The remainder were unsure (which is a fairly high percentage of unsure for a product evaluation). The ratio of 91 / 1-2 is the important one.
Originally Posted by Rot'nApple
Steve told us what the iPad was able to do... movies, songs, tv shows, e-mail, web, apps, but he couldn't tell us what the iPad was capable of doing... he left that to the rest of us!
Go Mercedes... added to the list of think different companies asking innovative app designers hired to make the iPad the company's own 'mobile consumption device'...
Actually, Hyundai (of all people) was the first automaker to see the potential of the iPad. They're bundling the owner's manual of their luxury car on an iPad:http://articles.sfgate.com/2010-04-0...-motor-america
Still, you're right - there are going to be more and more uses of iPads appearing over the coming months and years.
Originally Posted by aaarrrgggh
If Apple wants the pilot to be successful they had better resolve the WiFi issues extremely quickly. Could also be nice in the service garage, eliminating the need for the tech's PC...
But, as it is today, the WiFi would just be a mess to deal with. Maybe it works somewhat better on a Cisco fabric than the residential stuff.
What evidence do you have that any significant number of users are having WiFi problems? So far, there have been only a few isolated reports out of the million-plus iPads sold -- and most of those were due to configuration problems on the user's part.
The only significant one is related to DHCP leases which has affected a couple of universities like Princeton, but even those appear to be related more to site configuration issues and to the extremely heavy concentration of the iPads.
Originally Posted by Kovich
Why has noone spotted the most critical piece of information in this news story: teh one that proves that the iPad is a failure? How come Mercedes were able to get hold of 40 iPads when you are limited to two and they have supposedly sold out within CONUS? It is obvious that the stories about iPad sales are all lies, there is in fact a huge surplus of the product and Mercedes were able to put 40 as a job lot for say $50 a piece..
Aren't conspiracy theories fun - when you can make up all sorts of bizarre stories without any evidence?
What in the world makes you think Mercedes paid $50 each? More importantly, where did you hear that they bought all 40 at once? Last time I checked, Mercedes has many thousands of employees in the U.S. and it's not that big of a deal to have an employee order something and be reimbursed for it.
Besides, even if they DID buy all of them via corporate, it doesn't prove that there's no shortage. Even in times of constrained supply, companies may choose to make a number of products available for a high visibility customer.