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Indeed. Capitalism at it's finest. It's disgusting watching people sell their goods to others that want them...
I think the point of this was to highlight the fanatical, hive-minded nature of many people who own iDevices.
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It's amazing how crazy people get when it comes to a new Apple Device. It's almost like the second coming...

Funny, resembles the nerd scramble for new AMD/Nvidia cards.
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Funny, resembles the nerd scramble for new AMD/Nvidia cards.

lol not a chance, people camp outside for 3days just to get their hands on a new Apple device, and if you ever saw how Apple store staff behave when letting folk into the store on a devices launch, it's like a religous cult......it's truly abnormal and disturbing.
Edited by Mhill2029 - 10/24/12 at 8:50pm
 
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I suppose. I'm not sure how much different that is to me than people spamming F5 on Newegg on release day for (insert product here). Maybe the physical aspect of waiting outside a store makes that somewhat more pathetic -- though I would not do any of that for any product, so perhaps it's just a case of me not understanding how lost we all are as consumers.
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lol not a chance, people camp outside for 3days just to get their hands on a new Apple device, and if you ever saw how Apple store staff behave when letting folk into the store on a devices launch, it's like a religous cult......it's truly abnormal and disturbing.

I "camped" NewEgg quite fervently a few months ago wink.gif
    
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Well apple get the best advertising coverage out of any other tech company out there.

after the mini was announced it made the front page of my local news paper and tons of online ones as well. Fact is apple has become so popular that they get a Ton of free advertising which makes them even more popular.

It's a cycle that they clearly benefit greatly from. If Samsung unveiled a new tablet it probably wouldn't make the news except on tech specific sites.
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A quick refresh after the ipad 3 was expected.

Apple pushed out a power-hungry monster to power the new retina display. It wasn't really "apple" of them to throw caution to the wind there.

They may be leveraging their new internals with the A15-like performance but i really see this as a move to speed up adoption for the lightning connector.

Now their entire handheld line is on lightning except the shuffle (doesn't make sense to add it) and ipod classic (guess what's being discontinued next)
    
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A quick refresh after the ipad 3 was expected.
Apple pushed out a power-hungry monster to power the new retina display. It wasn't really "apple" of them to throw caution to the wind there.
They may be leveraging their new internals with the A15-like performance but i really see this as a move to speed up adoption for the lightning connector.
Now their entire handheld line is on lightning except the shuffle (doesn't make sense to add it) and ipod classic (guess what's being discontinued next)

Highly likely, also i think the 4th Gen was thrown into the mix purely to diminish interest in the Microsoft Surface. The timing is just to a tee...
 
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post #19 of 69
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lol not a chance, people camp outside for 3days just to get their hands on a new Apple device, and if you ever saw how Apple store staff behave when letting folk into the store on a devices launch, it's like a religous cult......it's truly abnormal and disturbing.

Yes, but the majority of people is not disturbed by it - the contrary, they feel cult being part of the cult rolleyes.gif
And the trade ins are not returns. Doubt that the vast majority of Apple owners will switch to another platform - remember, most of them did not need what they got that much to begin with - most likely they had 1-2 laptops and a smartphone already: they just wanted to be part of the hype, the cult etc.

Apple (and every other company that would get away doing so) will capitalize on that the best they can.
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Just yesterday after I learned of the new launch I put my two 64GB White 3rd gen iPads with cellular and a 64GB white iPhone 4S on ebay, sold all of them by this morning for $500 - $600 each.

There is defiantly a demand and why wouldn't I do it, if I can get that sort of cash back from my used iPad, why wouldn't i sell it and get the new one?
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