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Web site let people make real wagers on Apple iPad 3 features

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Web site let people make real wagers on Apple iPad 3 features
A U.K. web site, since taken down, gave tech fans a chance to bet on whether certain features would be part of the upcoming Apple iPad 3. Sky Bet, an online sports gambling group, allowed gamblers to place real monetary wagers on specs and features for Apple's next tablet like storage, wireless connectivity and ports. Bets in those categories were part of a series of "yes" or "no" wagers that came with a list of odds. The highest pay-off in this category, at 12 to 1, came from a bet that the tablet would feature a microSD slot.

Sky Bet did not respond to questions about why the site was taken down, although we would, uh, bet that Apple's in-house legal team was all over this (that is a bet we would probably win!). While the company, which is part of British Sky Broadcasting Group, focuses on sports, it does take wagers on the outcome of reality shows and political affairs.

Before the site was pulled, the heavy favorite was that the third generation of Apple's tablet would not have a microSD slot (1 to 50), and that the device would not launch with a Samsung-esque AMOLED display (1 to 25).  In case you were wondering, the odds were 1 to 8 that the Apple iPad 3 would come to market with a Retina display. You can check some of the other odds by looking at the screenshot below. The Apple iPad 3 is expected to be introduced on March 7th.

source: CNET  

Before being taken down, the Sky Bet site listed these odds for various Apple iPad 3 features

Before being taken down, the Sky Bet site listed these odds for various Apple iPad 3 features


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posted on 29 Feb 2012, 17:18 3

1. itiswhatitis (Posts: 419; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


Apple should have allow to make those ifans get more excited!

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 17:18 4

2. mercorp (Posts: 954; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


dont gamble your money away,please.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 17:29 2

3. theBankRobber (Posts: 642; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


I wager these people will spend more money for the ipad 3 after they have already spent lots of money on the ipad 2.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 17:33 6

4. theBankRobber (Posts: 642; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


I also wager some serious dumb ass will camp out for a month out front of the Apple store just to get the 1st Ipad 3. Go home, realise there family has left, check his voice mail and find he has lost his job and is now part of our growing unemployment rate.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 17:49 4

6. Giggity (Posts: 147; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


First one to start the line will have the honor to be awarded with the "Dumb Ass of the Year" award.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 18:07 4

9. andro. (Posts: 1927; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


He then drops his beloved new ipad 2$ and breaks the ground breaking screen. He checks his bank balance and realises he has just a couple hundred bucks left and without a job thats roughly a months worth of food,his brain then hurts,his head shakes uncontrollably till he comes to the decision that the couple hundred bucks left will be better served by another ipad 2$ to replace the broken one and he can survive without food due to the nourishing joy he will receive from the glory of his new ipad 2$

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 17:39

5. biophone (Posts: 1884; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Ok everyone here is my picks:
I am going for the retina display (if 246 ppi is considered retina and due to the fact you hold an iPad further away it is.)
It won't have am amoled display
It will be called an iPad 3
It will have LTE
It won't have NFC
It won't have 128gb of storage
It won't have a thunderbolt port (I do think in the future it will though)
No SD card slot
And no carbon fibre.
Lets see how I do. :) :)

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 18:06 1

8. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


All safe bets, your no fun!

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 19:50

11. biophone (Posts: 1884; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Most likely right though lol

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 17:55 4

7. andro. (Posts: 1927; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Ha its seems someone other than Apple is making money off braindead Ifans!

Ifans will lost money here on this website then will lose even more money when they are been pr bombarded into buying the ipad 2$ to replace their ipad 2 because the better screen changes everything again!

Seriously though it seems Ifans hype frenzy has reached new levels here

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 18:10 3

10. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Just when you thought iSh**p couldnt get any dumber and shallower...

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 21:49 2

12. frydaexiii (Posts: 1157; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Sheeps are really getting way too worked up over a toy tablet that can't do anything practical...

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 22:45 1

13. ENIGMA (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


WHAT A JOKE WHAT A DISGRACE NO IFANS IN HERE THOUGHT THEY WERE DIE HARD ITS ALL ANDROID FANS IN HERE
WE LIKE THAT
IFANS ASHAMED THERE HIDING WHAT CAN THEY
ARGUE WITH OR WHAT THEY NO THERE IOS IS RESTRICTED THEY WISHED THEY HAD WHAT ANDROIDS HAVE BUT IN UR DREAMS BUT THEY
NEVER ADMIT HIGH EGOS ATLEAST WE ADMIT
TO PROS AND CONS UNLIKE APPLE FANS

WE LIKE THAT

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