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

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  


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13 Comments

1. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

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

2. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

dont gamble your money away,please.

3. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 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.

4. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 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.

6. Giggity

Posts: 147; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

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

9. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 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$

5. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 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. :) :)

8. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

All safe bets, your no fun!

11. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Most likely right though lol

7. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 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

10. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

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

12. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

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

13. ENIGMA

Posts: 81; Member since: Feb 17, 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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