Get your money ready sheep
Apple is ready to extract another load from you.
Apple has sent out invitations to what world+dog assume will be the introductory event for the oft-rumored iPad mini. And as expected, said soirée will be held on October 23. Invitation to Apple's October 23rd 'iPad mini' event 'A little more'? How coy, Cupertino, how coy... The invitation's tag line certainly hints …
Apple is ready to extract another load from you.
its a sorry state of affairs that a not insignificant number of apple fans will go out queue up for days in front of a select few shops, even if they have a need for the item or not just to get their hands on one.....
A relative of mine cant help himself. He owns a iPhone 5, 4s and 4, iPad, iPad2 and a new iPad (3) and will go and get the ipod maxi / ipad mini. He has a apple tv box, macbook air, and whatever the fuck the desktop thing is he has.
he take great delight that as soon as he buys something on iTunes it auto syncs across everything.....and the sad git also has a apple logo tattoo....
he is beyond help.... or reason...
But that's an extreme case. They're just lost people looking for a sort of religion.
Personally I'm just a user, I buy what I like and don't let any marketing sway me and reviews these days are pretty rubbish too. Overlooking huge flaws.
Whatever happened to banded ratings?
His name is not Charles Arthur is it?
(guardian tech blog joke, sorry!).
I've never queued for any Apple product (or any product, that I recall), but it's getting quite tempting to do so, simply for the fun of making a certain kind of person so angry.
No member of Apple staff has ever offered to extract a load from me- do I need a special password?
Do you remember the old Star Trek: The Next Generation episode called "The Game?"
It's starting to cut a little too close to reality now. And we have no Wesley Crusher to save us.
So, what you're saying is he has a lot more money than you, he can buy what he wants and can probably spell better than you? Hmmm, he must be an arsehole... Does he do grammar as well?
Anyway, get back to your darkened room and your Linux box, just call your mum when you're ready for tea, I'm sure she'll hear you from the basement...
I assume you mean world+dog-el reg?
Beer to compensate for the journalistic piss up trip someone there has missed out on.
If I could, I'd change the official Apple logo, just to make him cry like a baby. Even Apple shareholders would agree the cost was worth it.
though personally I think I'd rather die than live with the humiliation of having been saved by that annoying little prick.
"he is beyond help.... or reason..."
actually, Its gets worse....
At the beginning of the year when their was the massive interest in the Raspberry Pi, and there was a massive waiting list for one... he, like the rest of us was up at stupid o’clock trying to get one of the first batch....
to date, his has been out of the box for one day, was on the phone to me for half the day while he was trying to get an OS on it..
I bet if he was walking down the road and could hear people behind a fence chanting 14, 14 ,14 ,14.... he would look through a gap, get poked in the eye while they all started chanting 15, 15,15, then join the group of people all looking up to see what the others are looking at., then goes home and buys a book of ebay that contains information on how to make a fortune on ebay......
If you flip that image upside down, it looks like they're dropping a turd.
@turd pic. apple knows as well as us how it shits all over its loyal customers in terms of price, specs etc but I never expected them to show us so literally. A great spot!
Perhaps the new Apple anal vibrator?
An app that plays your favourite tune and times the vibrations to the beat of that tune.
Obviously requires a little bit of external "hardware". Ahem.
Is that what you use to give someone a stevejob?
I had just managed to convince the wife that an iPad is too expensive for christmas and we should get a Nexus 7 instead ... now she will learn of this (presumably) cheaper alternative iPad and want one of those again.
I'd started getting used to the idea of a Nexus too. And they sell it in John Lewis ... and i have a £100 voucher as a result of that Natwest disaster earlier in the year.
Get the Nexus 7... There is no way Apple will make a comparable device for that money. They're famous for their huge margins, and far too proud to be seen to mix it up with the great unwashed low margin tablets.
"There is no way Apple will make a comparable device for that money"
You really think Apple will release a *new* 7" iPad mini for less than the current gen 4" iPod Touch which starts at $299?
Yes, because they're fundamentally different devices.
They may do exactly the same thing but no one would buy a 7" tablet to have portable access to their music.
And they will def sell it cheaper then the top end iPod, the punter chooses whether size is that important, and if so pays accordingly.
(I'm pretty sure, though I haven't rechecked this recently, that the top end nano's were more expensive then the entry level touch's for the same reason)
Well, I'm not holding my breath on it. We'll find out soon enough and one of us will owe a virtual beer to the other ;)
I want those down votes expunged from the record after the price and spec are announced ok? :-P
Oh, and to the OP... hold back on the N7, looks like a 32gig is in the wings at 16gig price.
Just seen the 32GB N7 story elsewhere. Wont be buying until December either way anyway, "just in case" something spectacular and as yet unannounced appears last minute.
I think ultimately we need an iPad mini to keep the wife happy and a N7 to keep me happy. Although since i've now got a Galaxy Note II with a 5.5" screen perhaps a 7 inch tablet is a pointless investment for me lol
32GB @$429... someone owes this AC a virtual beer
Rainbows,butt cheeks, weird elongated-egg-like-thing, a CEO with questionable sexuality (before Tim took over).
Looks like Apple are announcing Apple Pride Day.
Seeing as Apple blank you, why don't you do the same... "seeing as how it's sure to be bleated far and wide by a herd of helpful live-bloggers. ®"
And besides, isn't the correct noun 'a gaggle of helpful live bloggers'?
I believe the correct collective noun is 'flock'.
Hm, lemme see, it's a slime of lawyers, a lemming of journalists, an inertia of civil servants, a brothel of politicians, a /dev/null of bloggers, a vapid of actresses, a buggery of pop singers, ...
I bet I'm still going to be waiting for an iPod with >160GB of storage. Come on Apple (or Sony, or anyone), it isn't just me that wants one. Surely it can't be that difficult?
Archos do one with a 500GB HDD, and since a firmware update it seems to behave itself with very large libraries... my friend has one exclusively for music (though it has a 4.8" screen) and before the update it misbehaved (seems Archos must have expected people to have it half full of movies instead of a gazillion audio tracks), it seems happier now but testing hasn't been exhaustive.
That said, for about the same money, you could get a collection of microSD cards and, for example, a Sansa Clip or two. Obviously no good if you must have 500GB of music on random shuffle, but an option.
Well at the way things are going it won't be long before micro SD's exceed that... Not that you'll be looking at the fruity firm for that solution though...
Well, if it is indeed an iPad mini launch, I suspect this will completely steal the show from the surface, the launch of which is just a few days later.
I expect microsoft top staff will have to fend off a barrage of flying chairs from the bellowing gorilla.
If the price of the entry level surface is correct - £399 (sans keyboard) here in blighty - Microsoft have just opened a salvo of rounds ... into their own feet.
So, as Xmas trundles around once again, we find ourselves with a lot of choice - but this choice is hampered by harsh economic times. This is why the new sweet spot for tablets is £250 or below.
I suspect I'll ask Santa for a Nexus 7, but the iPad mini may just sway me...
The fact that you're still sending letters to Santa tells us all we need to know.
What are you trying to say, he's not real?
Downvoted because Father Christmas is real. Fact.
"Downvoted because Father Christmas is real. Fact."
As proven in Ray Davies' excellent musical documentary.
"We've got a little more to show you"
an even wider screen for an extra column of icons so the aspect ratio is fixed........
Can I please have a new Mac Mini?
The current model is now 18 months old. I just know that if I buy one, an updated version will appear the next week...
All the news sites running this story say 'invites have been sent', not 'we have received an invite'. The graphic is pretty crappy looking. And none of the more 'Apple-aligned' websites like Daring Fireball are running this story.
So, is it real?
Yes, it's real. It's being reported by people like Jim Dalrymple, who is among Apple's most favoured bloggers and often gets pre-release access.
If and when Apple release a new product, do a review of it.
Running stories that they may or may not announce something on some future date is about as useful, but slightly less interesting, than supermarket tabloids telling me which z-lister is fat
"I don't give a shit" != "Nobody gives a shit"
"I don't give a shit" != "Nobody gives a shit"
Let me re-phrase that; Nobody who anyone gives a shit about gives a shit.
For someone who doesn't care I'm glad you took the time to comment on this article you attention seeker
"We've got a little less to show you" on both counts, no?
Paris not interested.
You have to stand pretty close to see it
The new iPenis MINI !!
Who said size didn't matter?