The Phoenix

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Apple Unveils the new iPad

With breathless anticipation, Steve Jobs finally showed us Apple's latest creation: The iPad. It looks like an iPhone on steroids, but it's sure to turn several different industries upside down.

It could kill Amazon's Kindle. Jobs also talked about an iTunes version of a e-library where you can download e-books. If people embrace the iPad, this could mean the end for Kindle (which really never took off as Amazon had hoped).

It will revolutionize the publishing industry. Now newspapers and magazines can utilize a pay-for-reading type of revenue generator. For years, print has been losing so much money. Imagine comic books being downloaded straight to your iPad! The iPad could be their savior.

It will also continue to shape how we watch TV. Most of us Tivo or DVR shows these days, and many others are watching shows via iTunes as well. Imagine watching TV on your iPad. Anytime. Anywhere.

It will make AT&T happy. With new data plans ranging from $14.99 a month to $29.99 a month for the 3G-enabled iPad, this is another big money maker.

I think this is all so awesome! I love technology, and I believe this product is amazing. I heard that Apple is even working on a more robust version of the iPad for the near future...

The iMaxipad...with wings!
It does all the iPad does, but it's extra-absorbant.
I wonder if it will fly.

I mean, iPad. Really? Are you serious? Did marketing stop to think about this? Is this going to turn-off the female consumers? iPad? What a monstrosity of a name! Couldn't they have called it something cool like iSlate? How about iTablet?


Hopefully this product will be able to rise above its own name.

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Blogger the queen said...

OH! I'm an idiot! THAT'S why "iTampon" has been trending on Twitter!

1/27/2010 7:00 PM  
Blogger The Phoenix said...

Now that's funny. I'm glad I could fill you in!

1/27/2010 9:36 PM  
Blogger BrianAlt said...

Fill you in? Oh come on Phoenix, you're just being gross now!


1/28/2010 8:16 AM  
Blogger The Phoenix said...

Dude! I'm just trying to ABSORB your joke.

1/28/2010 8:50 AM  
Blogger Phats said...

I dunno but the end of this post made me smile and laugh so I definitely appreciate it haha.

So in all seriousness did you get one of these? The real product not the tampon haha

1/31/2010 11:31 PM  
Anonymous the weirdgirl said...

So do you think the iBoob will be next? Because I could really use something that would lift and upload at the same time.

2/01/2010 2:05 PM  
Blogger Nessa said...

Rabbit, Rabbit

My husband gave me a Kindle for Christmas. I love it.

Hysterical comments.

2/01/2010 3:39 PM  
Blogger angel, jr. said...

I am torn between wanting one and not wanting one. Decisions, decisions.

2/03/2010 5:34 PM  
Blogger Perplexio said...

I prefer my comics be in print form. There's just something about collecting comic books in .pdf or whatever other format they might come in just wouldn't be the same.

As for the iMaxiPad jokes... there are SOOO many places I could take that but almost all of them would end up with me getting slapped and referred to as a pig. So I'll leave it alone.

2/15/2010 9:43 AM  
Blogger Sherri said...

Omg.... LOLOL This totally cracked me up tonight. Thanks!

7/26/2010 12:51 AM  

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