More than anything, kids want Apple's iPad, iPod touch & iPhone for Christmas

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  • Reply 21 of 93
    moxommoxom Posts: 326member
    Glad to see the next generation of Apple Fan Boys/Girls already lined up



    Roll on iXmas!!
  • Reply 22 of 93
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    Originally Posted by bullhead View Post


    yep. Lots of parents will be duped by the Kindle Fire marketing BS and think they are getting a $200 iPad, only to find out they have a cheapo clone that does not work well, lacks apps, is a fork of Android so it does not run Android apps, is locked to Amazons services, has a web browser which sends everything you do back to Amazon for data mining, etc...



    Not to mention it is only a couple inches bigger than a smart phone.



    What marketing BS are you referring? I think Amazon has been extremely honest and straight forth in the way they are marketing the Fire. Now the media, that is a different story. Every media/tech site wants to compare the Fire to the iPad and refuse to believe they are not in direct competition with each other.
  • Reply 23 of 93
    iPad is the new nintendo, walkman, click wheel iPod. What it took to entertain my parents was not good enough for me. Why, time changes. This artical is correct I have a 10 year old niece and an eight year old girl they are bugging me for an iPad. They remind me of myself when I was their age. I wonta, gotta have it, can't live with out.
  • Reply 24 of 93
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    Originally Posted by macminiwii View Post


    iPad is the new nintendo, walkman, click wheel iPod. What it took to entertain my parents was not good enough for me. Why, time changes. This artical is correct I have a 10 year old niece and an eight year old girl they are bugging me for an iPad. They remind me of myself when I was their age. I wonta, gotta have it, can't live with out.



    True but Walk-man's and Nintendo didn't cost $499. If you poll my house the iPad would be right up there, wanna guess what they are not getting?
  • Reply 25 of 93
    estyleestyle Posts: 201member
    I need to open a 6-18 y/o parent targeted store that sells iPads, iPhones, and iPod touches and helps them buy and install the necessary apps, all on credit! Ka-ching$$$! I wouldn't have any med school loans to pay off after Christmas. Granted, I probably would fail out of med school if I did this...\
  • Reply 26 of 93
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    Originally Posted by Hellacool View Post


    What marketing BS are you referring? I think Amazon has been extremely honest and straight forth in the way they are marketing the Fire. Now the media, that is a different story. Every media/tech site wants to compare the Fire to the iPad and refuse to believe they are not in direct competition with each other.



    They have lies on their page. For starters:

    "Vibrant color touchscreen with extra-wide viewing angle - same as an iPad"



    Too bad the screen is smaller, is a lower resolution, has lower ppi, and does not reproduce color as well.



    I have noticed any time someone says anything about the Kindle Fire, you carpet bomb the thread saying how great the Kindle is. You would not happen to work for or be married to someone who works for Amazon or has a relation to Amazon, would you?
  • Reply 27 of 93
    estyleestyle Posts: 201member
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    Originally Posted by Hellacool View Post


    The real question will come in January, what did the kids actually get? My kids would all love their own iPad, guess what they are not getting it, $499 is steep for a device that is easily dropped and broken by a child.



    Check out this case designed to limit your concern

    http://biggrips.com/
  • Reply 28 of 93
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    Originally Posted by island hermit View Post


    Any parent who allows a child to treat an iPad like it's one of their stuffed toys deserves to be slapped.



    You don't have to slap em ......there's an app for that.
  • Reply 29 of 93
    estyleestyle Posts: 201member
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    Originally Posted by ruckerz View Post


    I don't think my wife and I will even come close to spending $499 on each other.. much less on our little kiddo (2 yrs).



    Oh you spend that much and much much more on kids. It just comes in smaller increments. Diapers are about a $.25 each x 5 a day x 365 = $456.25 plus tax and you practically have an iPad!

    Potty train them one year early or get these chinese baby pants and you've got the money.

    http://www.vagabondjourney.com/trave...per-free-baby/



    Granted you may have the ire of some citizens unlucky enough to step in your kids training efforts with the pants option.
  • Reply 30 of 93
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    Originally Posted by bullhead View Post


    They have lies on their page. For starters:

    "Vibrant color touchscreen with extra-wide viewing angle - same as an iPad"



    Too bad the screen is smaller, is a lower resolution, has lower ppi, and does not reproduce color as well.



    I have noticed any time someone says anything about the Kindle Fire, you carpet bomb the thread saying how great the Kindle is. You would not happen to work for or be married to someone who works for Amazon or has a relation to Amazon, would you?



    Thats it? Nowhere does it say it has more ppi than iPad, nor does it state it is a higher resolution than iPad. Your opinion of color reproduction is just that, opinion as is theirs. Viewing angle has ZERO to do with screen size but nice try. Again if that is the BS marketing Amazon is trying to sneak past us I think we will be fine.



    Edit: I am combing Amazons website and minus the quotes from review sites, Amazon doesn't even mention iPad. So please link to Amazons evil plot.



    Edit: Found it. Far from an evil plot to take over the world.



    From Amazon's website:



    "Movies, magazines and children's books come alive on a 7" vibrant color touchscreen that delivers 16 million colors in high resolution. Kindle Fire uses IPS (in-plane switching) technology - similar technology to that used on the iPad - for an extra-wide viewing angle, perfect for sharing your screen with others."



    Thats the evil plot and life filled paragraph you refer?
  • Reply 31 of 93
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    Originally Posted by estyle View Post


    Check out this case designed to limit your concern

    http://biggrips.com/



    Thats cool. I need that for our community iPad. They make me nervous when the younger ones have it.
  • Reply 32 of 93
    gqbgqb Posts: 1,934member
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    Originally Posted by skiball7 View Post


    Due to the many educational games available for iPad, this an amazing device to help kids learn. My 5 and 4 year old will have their own iPad to share this Christmas morning.



    Wow... a 5 and 4 year old sharing a relatively fragile electronic device?... what could go wrong with that? \
  • Reply 33 of 93
    gqbgqb Posts: 1,934member
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    Originally Posted by Constable Odo View Post


    If the economy was better, Apple would be making a holiday killing...



    You're kidding, right?
  • Reply 34 of 93
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    Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post


    Have a look at this



    That's hilarious. I feel the same way.
  • Reply 35 of 93
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    Originally Posted by acslater017 View Post


    Do kids really get $500 gifts for Christmas? In this economy?



    Of course, this is their wishlist. But man, I remember feeling guilty when my parents would drop $100 for a Super Nintendo on me and my brother. Maybe I'm just a cheapskate



    See my post #15 above.



    I'm actually surprised that people still believe that the economy is totally in the toilet. I seem to remember not that long ago when a company announced that they had sold 4 million iPhones in its first week of availability. That to me isn't a sign of a weak economy... or more precisely, a weak retail economy.
  • Reply 36 of 93
    jonyojonyo Posts: 117member
    It'd be nice if we could see the exact language the poll used. Was it only about electronics? If it was just a "what would you like for christmas" general question, and virtually EVERY response that got enough mentions to be included in the list of percentages is an electronic device, then.... that's crazy. No kid wants a bike? Some legos? A model rocket? A football? Geez, if we think this generation of kids is fat, wait until the next one, they'll be scooting around in those rascal electric scooter thingies by preschool. Maybe we'll just put 'em in matrix-like VR pods right out of the womb.
  • Reply 37 of 93
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,787member
    Kids have good taste unlike those nerds that buy Androids
  • Reply 38 of 93
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    Originally Posted by Hellacool View Post


    Thats the evil plot and life filled paragraph you refer?



    Sensationalize much?



    I quoted off the top of the Kindle page on their site. Go to amazon.com, click on the kindle fire picture, and it takes you there. Per the text, they are saying it has the same "vibrant touchscreen" as the iPad, which is clearly untrue. These marketing words are carefully chosen.



    You did not answer the question...are you or your spouse (if you have one) employed by Amazon or is your employer contracted by Amazon or one of its subsidiaries?
  • Reply 39 of 93
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    Originally Posted by bullhead View Post


    Sensationalize much?



    I quoted off the top of the Kindle page on their site. Go to amazon.com, click on the kindle fire picture, and it takes you there. Per the text, they are saying it has the same "vibrant touchscreen" as the iPad, which is clearly untrue. These marketing words are carefully chosen.



    You did not answer the question...are you or your spouse (if you have one) employed by Amazon or is your employer contracted by Amazon or one of its subsidiaries?



    Actually Amazon says "similar technology to that used on the iPad" Similar to, not like iPad. Changing the words does not make your argument accurate. No I have no affiliation to Amazon. I only try and stop the spreading of FUD.
  • Reply 40 of 93
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    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post


    Kids have good taste unlike those nerds that buy Androids



    Kids parents, 6-12 year olds are not buying much of anything.
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