Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
I don't know of a single person making that argument. Do you have a quote link?
We're making the argument against a new model of iPad only.
That's absolutely correct. But he didn't say this is "the year of the iPad". He said this is "the year of iPad 2". Implying that model. Implying ONE model.
You can twist that phrase all you want but in the end you are still wrong. All the phrase did is, correctly in my mind, predict great success for the iPad. You can't rational twist that into Steve saying there will be no new iPads this year.
Look I don't really care if a new iPad surfaces this year or not, it really doesn't matter to me right now. What bothers me is people latching onto and twisting something somebody said into something it can't possible mean. I see this inability to comprehend what is said all the time, it can be very frustrating to deal with.
Further Steve does not normally speak in code at these events. If he wanted people to believe there would be no possibility of new iPads in 2011 he would simply have said that.
I can see good reasons for Apple wanting to sync up iPad releases with the iOS/iPad releases. That doesn't mean that I have insider info, rather as a business one could make an argument that an update in the fall could make sense for the long term. Wether or not such an update takes place has nothing to do with that little phrase Steve uttered.
In any event you failed, like everyone else, to answer the question most important to this thread which is how can you twist what was said to mean something it doesn't. Look at the phrase with more than a passing glance, no where does it say no new iPads in 2011. It is a fundamental problem as I see it as people read things into the words that just aren't there.