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Apple iPad replaces iPod as "the gateway device" that leads to an addiction to Apple products

0. phoneArena posted on 28 Apr 2012, 20:02

The Apple iPod is no longer "the gateway device" that Apple users first try and which gets them hooked into the Apple eco-system and headed toward the purchase of the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad; its actually the latter that is now the first Apple device usually purchased that leads to a lifelong devotion to Apple products...

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posted on 28 Apr 2012, 23:17 1

13. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Wow... It sold more than Microsoft xboxs did in 7yrs..

posted on 28 Apr 2012, 23:23 1

14. jimjam (unregistered)

It is true. I bought an ipad a year ago ... won't go into the reasons and then later was sucked into buying a mba 11 and iphone this past year. Ipad has gone and so has the iphone but the mba 11 is a great laptop and one to keep.

posted on 28 Apr 2012, 23:57 2

19. ananya22 (Posts: 93; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)

thats so true. i always disliked iphone but after getting an ipad2 i have started to consider it as an option

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 00:16 7

20. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

these raw raw apple iHerd fanboy articles are mind blowing. Apple simply offers the highest prices for last years technology, requires yearly upgrades for yearly restricted new hardware only software features that in general is closed, restrictive and completely non customizable..

You go iHerd, you go! no really, GO to the new MacCafe and find out what features of last years Android Apple plans to finally offer... oh and don't forget to go to the bank, get out another $600 for iPad 4. you already bought the other 3 and you know you will buy the 4th.., making it $2400 in just 3 years iN tablets :(

oh, btw, my laptop is 4 years old, cost me $400. My xbox 360 is 7 years old cost me $300. Apple's profits are at your yearly expense, remember that iHerd

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 03:50 3

23. theBankRobber (Posts: 682; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)

I have a 80gb classic iPod and it never made me feel like I wanted to own another apple product. Apple products are good but not my style so while I load up on my iPod , I don't see myself owning another apple product instead of a high Gigabit music device such as the iPod. A Ipad is just a over sized iPod touch the same way as a android tablet is a over sized android device.

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 04:16 5

24. sarb009 (Posts: 315; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

a sheep is a sheep whether with ipod or ipad

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 05:08

26. mrochester (unregistered)

It seems the transition from the iPod to the iPad has come at the right time since iPod sales have been falling for years now. Apple have a new "halo" device with which it can show it's strengths. This definitely means there'll be a serious amount of energy focussed on the iPad.

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 08:36 1

27. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

When it comes to the "portable" lineup of Apple's devices you'll notice that they put more attention (and technology) towards the iPad. For example, the disappointing 6th generation iPod Nano hasn't been changed since it's launch almost 2 years ago. Even when previous Nano enthusiasts and tech bloggers had several complaints about the lack of features Apple has done nothing but about it except lowering the retail price.

it's my prediction that Apple will eventually discontinue the iPod Touch and/or Nano and offer a lower priced and smaller version of the iPad. It could probably save them an incredible amount of production expenses being the smaller scale iPad could be built in the same assembly line.

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 12:06 1

33. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

I hope they don't get rid of the iTouch, just make it the size of a Galaxy note and call it the iPad mini, there are more apps for the Iphone/iTouch anyway...

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 14:27

36. mrochester (unregistered)

If anything it'll be the iPod shuffle, nano and classic that get the heave ho as the Touch drives the vast majority of iPod sales. If Apple could find a way to make the Touch more affordable to replace the cheaper iPods and the capacity of the classic, they could sweep away all of the other models and streamline the whole lineup.

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 08:46 1

28. APPLE-ROYALLY (banned) (Posts: 5; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

We Apple have the power to control human's.
We are loved and well known all over the world.
We have created a massive hype, like no other than us can do.
We asked for it, yet Apple deleivers it to us the iFans and ROYALLYS!
we yet await the big immortal impact iPhone5 .
We and SIRI like that.

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 09:25 2

30. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)

Yes you are right
But the world is big enough for people who do no share you opinion

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 13:14 1

35. redrooster13 (Posts: 110; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)

Dude you sound like you're in some kind of cult. It's just a company, nothing to worship over.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 13:15 1

44. jellytime (Posts: 135; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

"We Apple have the power to control human's"
You are not Apple and no Apple doesn't have the power to control humans
"We are loved and well known all over the world."
But also hated
"We and SIRI like that."
Forever alone

posted on 01 May 2012, 00:25

46. redrooster13 (Posts: 110; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)

+1 lol

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 09:28 4

31. frydaexiii (Posts: 1475; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

Wow, so people get addicted to Apple just so they can watch videos on a larger screen? Mankind, I am disappoint...

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 18:37 1

39. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

I just cannot buy a device that does not support USB and expandable memory...

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