Omg, 600,000

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  1. Seadog

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    The news out is that Apple did over 1.3M credit checks yesterday, and when the dust was settled, had pre-sold 600,000 iPhone 4s. The checks were three times the previous peak. Those griping that they could not get the white models now, will want to be early to pre-order when it is announced. It is a thrill when manufacurers cannot keep up with demand, but also can create some major headaches and discontent among buyers.

    It means little to me, since I have no big interest in any of the smart phones, but it amazes me the last few months for Apple. In a very short time, they have brought out two huge new products, several new software updates/OS, a major new Mac Mini, and a new Apple TV coming. Has anyone an idea of what announcements from any rivals firms that comes close to the interest shown in any of these things Apple released?
     
  2. Gabi

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    Yes, Apple is on fire!
     
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    1.3 million/600,000

    So does that mean half the people didn't qualify?
     
  5. Matth3w

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    That's pretty sad when your credit is so crappy that you can't even qualify for a cell phone.
     
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    I think it just means they ran out of time or iPhones.
     
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    Oh I took it to mean the people failed a credit check. I suppose you could be right :D
     
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    I think with the success of the iPhone 4 and iPad, we are seeing history being made. People are shifting to mobile computing, and away form MS windows and traditional PCs. Apple will be the next google/MS in the next 10 years. I'm already noticing that most developers have moved on to iPhone/iPad/Android development. Pretty soon there won't be many Windows programs being developed. Google with Android will hopefully keep the pressure on Apple to keep coming up with new ideas.
     
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    LOL Not so fast. You still need to sync with iTunes, remember? You still need a computer, even if it's a laptop.

    And a real keyboard. And I can't see me producing anything serious without my 3 monitors on my desk. But that's me.

    Also, for serious applications, MS Windows is in the tablet PC industry for a LONG LONG time. The iPad is not the first tablet, it's just one without a stylus...

    Tablet PCs are not going anywhere (but aren't expanding either). I know, I do have a tablet, and you'd be surprised at the big fan base it has. Designers, cartoonists, (try pressure sensitive stylus, palm rejection built in the digitizer (no soft needed)), architects, engineers, doctors...and so on and so forth.

    My tablet can fall on the ground from 4ft 24x times while recalculating an Excel spreadsheet, no stop. No hairline cracks or anything. I carry my iPad in a case, because if it falls from 2ft on concret, it's the end of it. Different strokes, for different folks.

    The iPad is just the next big thing. I love mine, but I know it's limited.
     
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    we are a moblie nation now not like it was 25 years ago with the technology of past where was a pager and quaters for the pay phone for you to use if need to get a hold of someone. ..

    we are in the era of socallled instast commumications with a person beening able to to get in touch with someone when they need to now is cell phones and moblie computers and wireless boardband internet for our socalled moblie lifestyle for are a nation of rapid communications with one another
     
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