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Apple Orders 10 Million Tablets? 221

Arvisp writes "According to a blog post by former Google China president Kai-Fu Lee, Apple plans to produce nearly 10 million tablets in the still-unannounced product's first year. If Lee's blog post is to be believed, Apple plans to sell nearly twice as many tablets as it did iPhones in the product's first year."
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Apple Orders 10 Million Tablets?

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  • by ciderVisor ( 1318765 ) on Monday January 04, 2010 @03:16PM (#30644476)

    10 tablets for $15. Only available in blue.

  • by 93 Escort Wagon ( 326346 ) on Monday January 04, 2010 @03:21PM (#30644562)

    Is that the American "million" or the British "million"?

    I kid, I kid... although Apple does seem to think big these days.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 04, 2010 @03:32PM (#30644688)
    Oh heck no. You're constantly scared that thing would get pregnant... after all, every time it isLate...
  • by tepples ( 727027 ) <> on Monday January 04, 2010 @03:35PM (#30644730) Homepage Journal

    So... what network can handle a jump of 10 million nodes? THE INTERNET.

    And where your iPod Touch gets 0 bars, your iSlate will get 0 bars.

  • by AndrewNeo ( 979708 ) on Monday January 04, 2010 @03:45PM (#30644832) Homepage

    Second, I doubt Apple would ever allow any of their new products to be overproduced.

    Phew, for a second there I misread that as "I doubt Apple would ever allow any of their new products to be overpriced"! Had to read it again.

  • Re:Naysayer (Score:3, Funny)

    by binarylarry ( 1338699 ) on Monday January 04, 2010 @03:45PM (#30644838)

    Poor Bill Gates is going to be crying about how they invented this stuff first.

    The funny part is they probably did.

  • ONE INFINITE LOOP, Here We Go Again, Sunday (NNGadget) — Apple is reportedly close to launching its long-rumored ____. It could be Apple’s latest billion-dollar jackpot.

    Analyst speculation says the ___ will be launched in September and be in the shops by Christmas. A new mention of the ___ crops up on Twitter around every eight minutes.

    The ___ is rumoured to be any size and scale between the iPod Shuffle and the Macintosh IIfx. Some have described the ___ as a “___-killer.” Analyst speculation suggests the ___ will use a fantastic new interface. “It will be a whole new paradigm,” said Apple blogger Leander Kahney.

    Expectations flared when technology research analysts noted that Taiwanese suppliers had received orders from an unknown buyer for a particular obscure component to be filled by the end of the year. “The only possible conclusion is that Apple will launch a ___ by early next year,” said Kahney. “They’ve been working on the ___ for the past six years. People expect it to be the ultimate Apple surprise. This thing will knock people’s socks off.”

    Apple has refused to comment on the ___ speculation. But Tim Cook, its chief operating officer, recently hinted that the company was working on something “very innovative.” Steve Jobs is thought to have been personally involved in the development of the ___ over the past two years.

    Daniel Eran Dilger noted on that the ___ would need to be fueled on pain, angst, the destruction of the ecology, the torture of kittens and the tears of widows and orphans, but put together a devastatingly convincing and very lengthy explanation as to why Apple’s actions were the only humanly acceptable option for the consumer, the technology industry and the future of humanity, and that Jobs’ Nobel Peace Prize was ridiculously overdue. And that all problems were clearly Microsoft’s fault.

    Illustration: The generic Apple product []. Fits everyone!

  • Re:Naysayer (Score:2, Funny)

    by FlyingBishop ( 1293238 ) on Monday January 04, 2010 @03:56PM (#30645012)

    Apple's tablet will be running Chrome OS.

    Jobs said that you will be "very surprised" with how you interact with the tablet. Chrome OS is the only thing that could possibly surprise me.

    Well, that or mind control, but Apple products can't have electrodes.

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