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29 Responses to IPad Owner Study is Unsurprising

  1. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    August 14, 2010 at 10:31 am
    Link: IPad Owner Study is Unsurprising - iPad owners are ``Selfish elitists`` While critics are ``Independent Geeks``
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    Brian 61316 Male 18-29
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    August 15, 2010 at 7:26 am
    And rain is wet... ?
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    joanielspeak Female 18-29
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    August 15, 2010 at 7:30 am
    When a large percentage of selfish elitists have money to burn and think that it is ok to do so, wouldn`t it make sense that they are the demographic that would choose an electronic fashion statement?
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    August 15, 2010 at 7:48 am
    I would love an iPad, but can`t afford one. I`m also critical of the closed nature of it. Does that make me Selfishly Independent, or an Elitist Geek?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 15, 2010 at 8:01 am
    I got a pad. I love it. Mostly I read books and play bacgammon. But I don`t think I`m a selfish elitist.

    Elitist YES, but not selfish
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    pui Female 18-29
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    August 15, 2010 at 8:22 am
    When a large percentage of selfish elitists have money to burn and think that it is ok to do so, wouldn`t it make sense that they are the demographic that would choose an electronic fashion statement?
    Yeah. Although I`m pretty well off and I would never buy any of Apple`s junk.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    August 15, 2010 at 8:25 am
    Uhh... I`m not sure how much an Ipad is, but I could probably afford one... I just don`t want one.
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    Neagle Male 30-39
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    August 15, 2010 at 9:08 am
    Waiting for Asus PC tablet due out at the end of the year. Until then my netbook will do just fine.
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    Max_Normal Male 30-39
    501 posts
    August 15, 2010 at 10:01 am
    Absolutely true. I`m not interested in technology unless it enriches my life somehow, Apple owners are not interested in technology unless they think it enriches their social life somehow.
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    APJ311 Male 13-17
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    August 15, 2010 at 10:33 am
    A large amount of people buy it because it`s Apple, not because it`s good. I know that it is not the case for everyone, but some people buy Apple products to show off and make themselves feel superior, which is pathetic. If you need an electronic device to make you feel important, then you fail.

    I have an iPod Touch and can honestly say that I would gladly trade it in for a different MP4 player, I don`t really like it. If the iPad is similar (it is - just bigger), then I will hate it.
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    mystery08 Male 18-29
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    August 15, 2010 at 11:03 am
    You can prove anything with a pie chart or bar graph.
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    rainbowfarts Female 18-29
    798 posts
    August 15, 2010 at 11:12 am
    I heard this on the radio about 3 weeks ago and it`s still not surprising. My best friend`s ex forced down her throat how much better Apple was and he was just an elitist prick.

    And Neagle, you`re automatically cool for having an Asus netbooks! I got one a few months ago and it`s awesome!
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    Fizban Male 18-29
    125 posts
    August 15, 2010 at 11:28 am
    "They are six times more likely to be `wealthy, well-educated, power-hungry, over-achieving, sophisticated, unkind and non-altruistic 30-50 year olds`” Okay now lets stop right there. I agree with everything said except one thing, sophisticated. Every Apple fanboy I`ve ever met has been a self centered, ignorant moron, who`ll believe anything you shove down their commercialized, little throats. I can see well-educated, I`m sure they went to school and know an exceeding amount of information. However, knowing things is one thing, being able to process that information, understand it, and use it is something entirely different. That is intelligence, that is sophistication, and that is something most Apple user clearly don`t have.


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    jg0nz Male 18-29
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    August 15, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    Critics are "self-directed young people who look down on conformity and are interested in videogames, computers, electronics, science and the internet,”

    Basically.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    August 15, 2010 at 1:42 pm
    I like my netbook because it`s not an oversized music player which claims to be a personal computer.
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    Intaresting Male 18-29
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    August 15, 2010 at 3:23 pm
    Critics are "people with brains that don`t turn off when a product from apple is in question".
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    August 15, 2010 at 5:07 pm
    wow, didnt expect that, :p
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    inversegrav Male 30-39
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    August 15, 2010 at 5:28 pm
    meanwhile the only reason I have a laptop right now is that my 12 year old desktop finally gave up the ghost last year. I am a follower of the ancient philosophy of: If it aint broke (or still works) don`t fix it (Or replace it).
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    VirtualParty Male 18-29
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    August 15, 2010 at 7:54 pm
    What is the point of an ipad anyway? Using it to show off is the only thing I can think of.

    Seems like it would be a pain in the balls to type on though. Just get a notebook, it`ll do ya the same good.
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    eskimo9 Male 18-29
    703 posts
    August 15, 2010 at 11:33 pm
    @VirtualParty - they are actually really easy to type on, I thought the same as you, until I played with one in Myers for about half an hour. It is easy to navigate, fun to play on, but still, less powerful than a laptop, and too big for a phone, so meh. I would definitely consider a tablet-style computer (Apple or otherwise) if it was as powerful and no more expensive than my laptop.
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    Simcoe Male 30-39
    126 posts
    August 16, 2010 at 6:41 am
    Hey everyone can we please stop all this apple bashing? At first is was funny, now it`s stopped being funny.

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    Hey yeah, that guy`s right! I`m tired of IMB always making fun of apple products!

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    Yeah stop it guys! Not everyone who uses an ipad/iphone is stupid!
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    August 16, 2010 at 7:15 am
    I would take one if it was free.
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    Reganom Male 18-29
    505 posts
    August 16, 2010 at 7:54 am
    @gerry1of1

    In the UK thats £500+ for a book reader and a board game :P
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    Homegrown71 Male 18-29
    224 posts
    August 16, 2010 at 8:49 am
    They are just too damned expensive, everything apple makes is this way and even understanding the expense doesn`t make them any more `cooler`. Although if the Ipad could function like and Ipod touch and an Iphone while still do everything it does in a multi-app way it`d be an advancement in technology that would correlate the pricetag but for now its just an oversized Ipod touch with maybe a few functions added in.

    It is however another screen for the virtual generation to look at and forget the reality that they are in. I swear if the future ever curbs away from this materialism they`re going to look back at this age in one form, a large group of people all looking down at their various phones and electronic screens ignoring the world around them.
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    Vindictive Female 18-29
    1077 posts
    August 16, 2010 at 11:10 am
    What about people who just don`t care?
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    Braber01 Male 18-29
    153 posts
    August 16, 2010 at 1:02 pm
    I`m waiting for Linux`s Verson of the I-Pad
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    konablend Male 18-29
    80 posts
    August 16, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    @braber01, you mean this? Android 7inch Tablet
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    Genocyde Male 30-39
    712 posts
    August 16, 2010 at 4:09 pm
    I have this to say. I do own an iPod Touch and it`s fine but, for those who want to own an Apple device...hang onto all the free stuff they give you with it because, the minute you lose it, it`s expensive to replace.

    I was actually in a RadioShack grabbing some batteries the other day and heard a guy flipping out about how much a charger to his iPhone cost.

    It might seem ridiculous but understand when you have closed platforms and proprietary anything...the market is cornered and they can name their price. Get used to it, people.
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    Uh_No Male 18-29
    37 posts
    August 19, 2010 at 5:09 pm
    Lulz “self-directed young people who look down on conformity and are interested in videogames, computers, electronics, science and the internet,”

    Read: /b/tards, redditers, college stoners and dirty hipsters. Awesome. I`m totally hiring this person to do my PR.

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