It turns out that Apple is limiting the number of iPads a customer can buy over their lifetime, so if you are planning to destroy it for fun, better think again.
Sounds almost as bad as the Girl Scout cookie sales plan.
I fear what would happen if Apple dominated the computing space! Apple will restrict what software you can run on your computer and restrict how many you are allowed to buy, own and use. Is Steve Jobs a communist?
@1.2 They say the line between genius and madman is a thin one. I own some Apple products but to be honest Steve seems to be going on both sides of that line. Maybe it's due to all the heavy meds he had to take due to his illnesses.
I doubt it also, I mean come on that is like saying no to money.. ! ^_^ I myself have 3 iPod Classics, 1 Nano and they are just replacing each other due to storage capacity. If I was limited to 2 I would've been messed up a long time ago.
I read somewhere that they're not really limiting it as a lifetime thing but just temporarily because resellers are pricing the product for much more than its msrp due to it being out-of-stock at many places. If you browse some ebay and amazon pages, there were resellers listing the 16gb wifi model for like around $640 before shipping. And clearly some will probably try to sell the US 3g model to make an even bigger buck when the supplies go dry. You guys remember on the news when the iphone just came out, some lady paid people in line so she could be the first customer. Well, she originally wanted to purchase the whole stock and resale it on ebay to make $$$ but the AT&T guys told her it was limited 1 per customer or something. Vids probably still on youtube but who knows.
You could always buy one from Amazon or eBay, I don't see how they could prevent you from buying more than 2 from non-Apple stores.
No, I think your confusing your terms... If it were communist, every person in the world could be able to buy one, but with delivery times of years not hours/days, made shoddily and there would be great corruption at Apple's upper management levels. I think that you're looking for the term "Fascist".
Wow, I knew Apple was totalitarian, but I never expected them to limit individuals with buying Apple's products. What about all those faulty iPods that break down on people? Better not institute that policy for that product either.
This has got to be a joke right? Edit:- No its not a joke.. Just really really bad journalism. Cant believe I just gave this site a hit
Communism in theory by definition of Karl Marxx is not what I was referring to. I was referring to countries like China/Vietnam that is supposedly communistic (albeit more capitalistic now) is governed by control over their people. That is how most people I meet perceive communism, wetter that is true or not.
Maybe they are limiting them for now due to heavy demand.
Yeah that's probably it. - Lets hope they ban those stupid kids in the video from ever getting one again tho.
There are many idiots out there...the jail cells would be full if apple banned stupid ppl for breaking their products.
Give you could go to different stores, go to the same store on different days or just flat out pay in cash.....I don't see how this "life time limit" would stand.
If they match up your name or credit card number, Im guessing they can track you that way.
no names involved
A limit due to heavy demand I can understand but two per lifetime? I don't think Apple are that stupid, I mean why the hell would they care if someone buys 4-5?
Because some poor slob who makes a couple of bucks above minimum wage told this clown he could only but 2 iPad's in his life all of the sudden it's gospel according to Steve? Ahhh, the internet strikes again.
sounds to me like they realized him exploiting it, from my understanding he bought one and left for a little while (did not state hours days etc) bought another and left for a while and then came back and they realized he was trying to exploit the per customer limit.
Don't worry Apple, the number of iPads I'm planning to buy in my life is perfectly clear in my mind : zero
the amount of ipads I'll buy in my lifetime
I remember apple fans bashing microsoft till kingdom come. Now that apple has it's own monopoly market.... well let's just say that they are a perfect example of how power corrupts.
Bogus story. And people will believe these lame stories. This one should be pulled until officially verified by Apple - which won't happen! There may be a limit on the number of iPads you can buy from a store at any one time (due to demand), but limiting someone to only 2 in their lifetime is bogus. No way to prove it, makes no sense financially for Apple.
wtf would they want to limit their sales? if i had the cash to buy five lets say 1nc a week or even 1nc a month, they really wouldnt want my money?
this stupid what if someone wants to buy ipad 2.0 or they lose there ipad or they want to buy there children one. this just dont make sence business wise eaither.
One day, i decided to buy myself and apple. I payed in cash $2600 USD and bought my self and imac. This imac died on my after a year and a half. the reason was vertical lines on the screen. It started with one line and now i have tons of it. The internet was full of this problems on the imac of the same batch and with the same serial number. apple did not fix it, and they wanted me to pay about 700 usd just for replacing the panel without a warranty. I refused ofcourse. instead i bought my self a new PC with half the price and twice as strong, which is working until now without any problems. I also bought my self a new 21" (instead of the 17" of the imac) LCD Monitor which cost me less then the price they wanted for fixing the panel alone. Since that they, i swore to my self, i will never by APPLE crap!
i know for a fact that this is rubbish, why? because they will update the ipad with slightly better specs and functionality each year, maybe even more frequently and want everyone to upgrade, just like the iphone This whole idea goes against apples business plan why doesn't this guy just go to a different store and pay cash?
Not to mention the fact that there would be numerous anti-consumer lawsuits (or whatever type of suit would be applicable here) if this were to be the case. My guess is that this is an overreaction or some verbal mistake that was made or a misunderstanding/misinterpreta tion. If this is true, then Apple will have a TON of explaining to do.
electronics. if you have the money to do it. why not? i wont though. breaking electronics is not even the same league as hurting a person physically.
Lets say Apple bring out a new I-Pad every 3 years. In the ninth year Apple will have lost 70% of their loyal customers not being able to buy the latest I-Fad. Why would they want to risk losing their market. This is like saying Apple are putting a limit on their income. What a load of BS! The kid told this boofhead he could only buy 2 so he would f#$%-off!
This story sounds WAY too dumb to be true, but just in case it somehow is...how about I buy ZERO iPads in my lifetime? How's that grab ya Apple? Buh-bye.
when supply meets the demand, then they will remove the 2 per limit... if you hadn't noticed, when consoles launch, they don't let you buy more than 2 per household...
people would just buy them off ebay or other sites, they gonna track them too? lol itd be pointless to try and do this!
doesn't seem to be much in the way of corroborating evidence, but it sounds plausible, you wouldn't be surprised by apple doing this i mean.
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