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Apple Finally Catches Up with iPad 2 Demand


Fortune noted earlier today that Apple has finally caught up with iPad 2 demand this weekend with shipping times down to 1-3 business days. This comes over 4 months since the iPad 2 was originally launched in March.

Shortly after its launch, the iPad 2 had 4-5 week delays in availability. Lines were common at many stores for months after the launch. Just last week, Apple had already made steady improvements in availability by dropping ship times down to 3-5 days for the first time since launch.

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36 months ago

Pardon my drama, but why is there any demand for any tablet? IMO they all suck, especially the iPad. A device targeted for the internet without the most common internet plugin is just a waste of time.


So many answers, so not worth the time...
Rating: 45 Positives
36 months ago

Adobe Flash. Yes, I hate Flash player, but you gotta face the fact that it's here to stay.


That's why theres HTML5 alternatives popping up every day :rolleyes:
Rating: 41 Positives
36 months ago

Pardon my drama, but why is there any demand for any tablet? IMO they all suck, especially the iPad. A device targeted for the internet without the most common internet plugin is just a waste of time.


My girlfriend has one, she uses it for note-taking, movies, games, photo's, and music. In fact the only thing she rarely uses it for is internet.
Rating: 28 Positives
36 months ago

Pardon my drama, but why is there any demand for any tablet? IMO they all suck, especially the iPad. A device targeted for the internet without the most common internet plugin is just a waste of time.


Just curious...have you picked a number yet: how big does this market have to get before cognitive dissonance undermines your belief?
Rating: 25 Positives
36 months ago

People like you start a fight of words by putting such lame comments. You enjoy it don't you ? :mad:


They call them trolls... don't feed them.
Rating: 24 Positives
36 months ago

Pardon my drama, but why is there any demand for any tablet? IMO they all suck, especially the iPad. A device targeted for the internet without the most common internet plugin is just a waste of time.


RealPlayer?
Rating: 19 Positives
36 months ago
If Flash was on the iPad, I would disable it (just like I do on my Mac.)

I'm not aware of any major company basing new products on Flash, it's mostly used for advertising as I understand it. There was a recent talk given by a Venture Capitalist who actually listed any company built on "Flash" or "Silverlight" as being "unfundable".

Flash on a tablet is a "minus", not a plus. Real flash apps often depend on "mouse over/hover" or pressing keyboard keys. That doesn't really make for a good tablet experience. Plus it slows down web browsing as every site sees flash and decides to deliver "rich" ads (even though the site itself doesn't have any flash on it.)

And this "full internet" people speak of, are you talking about Farmsville? Because other than a stray video here or there, and a few flash game sites, nothing else seems to suffer without Flash.
Rating: 16 Positives
36 months ago

Now I remember why I don't leave comments. Because a vast majority of Mac rumors are blind Apple fanboys.


What does being a fan of Apple have to do with your original claim against tablets in general, which apparently "all suck"? The way you call out Apple fans for disagreeing with your blanket statement regarding tablets suggests that you have your share of bias and reservations against Apple fans, which you claim to be.
Rating: 16 Positives
36 months ago

Now I remember why I don't leave comments. Because a vast majority of Mac rumors are blind Apple fanboys.


Everyone's a fanboy of something. Ask the same question on a forum dedicated to other manufacturer's tablets and you'll get the same type of answers. It's only natural and there's nothing wrong with it.

That you don't understand what all the hubbub is all about surrounding tablets is alright also. It simply means that you haven't found a meaningful need for one or can't justify it over other alternatives.

As for the iPad's inability to manipulate flash; it's not as bad as you might think. I thought it would be terrible until I used one and visited my favorite sites. What I found is that most of the ads are gone. Which is pretty cool. However, for sites that are flash heavy, there is usually a free app for that site which tends to be better than the site itself.

BTW, I don't own an iPad yet. I'm rarely an early adopter of tech. But now that the market has matured the time is coming. Just waiting to see if the rumors for a higher resolution iPad will pan out.
Rating: 14 Positives
36 months ago

I use one for video presentations AND note taking. But I've seen them get more hype than netbooks, and that lead to Best Buy reduce their netbook stock


Well you've pretty much answered your own question here.
Rating: 13 Positives

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