Originally Posted by brucep
Seems like every one wants to sell the ipad .
ALL those big box stores and 4 big carriers and 40 of the smaller regional carriers will be selling some sought of data plan 3g or 4g with their ipad sale. And these same players are already filling the enterprise void and marketing sales of 100's or more to businesses. The iphone will be chucked wholesale or adopted or added to the over all SW plan of the business.The fact that ATT/SPRINT can write an individual specific program for a mid cap 500 company and allay their security fears is wonderful. AN sales of 25,000 will be common in 2 yrs.
And the large boys SAP SW IBM INTEL and at least 25 Gov'ts are seeing how this first phase goes . I guess USBless ipads be always be here. And Colleges around the country can chuck 50 million tons of text books and fill ipads with full semester lessons and books to support . A students ipad can guide him from day to day > class to class > test to test > on and on .......YOU see where I am going ? My rant is almost done . and this topic is old enough that not many will read the silly bruce p . >> Students 5 yrs from now will wonder how we ever got along with old an iphone ipad school branded organizer.
I see apple walking compete away from the ipad and letting the market guide how it will evolve. Just like the touch was frozen the ipad will be pliable in a wild west market of ever cheaper gigbyte plans and confusing 19 months deals w/ no contract . Sprint looks like the bad boy here and 7 eleven will surprise us all .
All 3g iphones and ipod touches will be scoured up from the Ebay type markets and collected for the 2nd off market bundlers . India already sells tons of iphones at 250 $ fully refurb by the dozen.The legacy market for anything APPLE is already big . Some old devices sell for more than the original price .
My only thing is why has the ipad not be counted as a computer ???
why is error type 11 gone?
why is the 2 classics being ignored 160g ipod 13in white plastic
why can't two or 2 or 3 types of naNOS EXIST IN TIME AND SPACE ON EARTH ON THE SAME DATE
what ?? Sorry I mean to say the fat boy nano is still fine and the last one was also fantastic just like the video less new one.
I am stockpiling extra devices right now for the day apple for no reason kills them off .
i say bring them back. I own 3 ipod classics and i will buy an unopened ipod fat boy soon.
The ipad will unify the whole apple ios mac pod phone world in one fell swoop
frak me the rant is way to long and CAPRICA IS READY TO PLAY
cheers big ears
companies will turn the olden devices into ipad controllers
Once again, you are like a pinball, bouncing all over the place, but you are hitting all the targets -- ringing the bells and lighting the lights.
I suspect that the "p" in Brucep stands for Pachinko!
Aside: As to "why is error type 11 gone?"
I believe the error type 11 suffered the same fate as the legendary "No text associated with this error message"
-- first encountered on IBM Mainframes after they committed the "IF-Gate" to silicon. The IF-Gate was designed to emit an impulse 1 picosecond before it received a triggering impulse -- the resulting branch displayed the message. A similar construct was later implemented (entirely in software) in MS-SQL Server,
One point you make is especially intriguing:I see apple walking compete away from the ipad and letting the market guide how it will evolve.
I think that might happen, but it may not be Apple's choice:
Apple CEO Steve Jobs said of iPad's business momentum: "it's being grabbed out of our hands."
Enterprise, including: business; education; media; science; medical; military; government -- yes government
are embracing the iPad.
Today, the iPad can deliver on the promise of OTPC ( One Tablet Per Child -- originally One Laptop Per Child).Why wait?
OLPC delivered a total of 1,500,000 computers in 4 years at the best price of $200.
are being made in 1 month
were made in 4 years.Why wait?
The promise is for a $70 (maybe) OTPC sometime in 2012 (maybe). India is promoting a $35 (maybe) computer for 2011-2012 (maybe).
Today the iPad is built for $260 or less -- with economies of scale that cost could be much less.Why wait?
Especially if countries can create jobs
(and good working environments)
to assemble, package, localize, distribute and maintain these devices and their ecsystem.
Especially if these devices can be used to educate citizens to be come employable assets of their countries
(as opposed to burdens)
Especially if these devices allow individuals
to realize their creativity,
, and contribute something back so others can stand on their shoulders
-- say, creating art, science or writing apps and other training material -- or simply being a positive role model.Why wait?
It may have already started:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYrp31fH-Jk