Name, trademark fights? Just name the price, please!
There is a major buzz about the name of the new Apple tablet. iSlate, iTablet, iPad…. There’s also big buzz about the price. My guess is, in this particular time, in this particular economy, even the most avid and devout Apple consumer won’t purchase the iSlate (Well, I gotta call it something and fingers crossed it’s right!) if it’s more than $500. So, what’s the name matter, when it’s the price that will determine its success?
Initial reports from The Wall Street Journal were predicting the price to be around $1,000.
Then, a day or two ago, estimations were dropped to about $700. But just today, a report from PCWorld.com was posted about a consumer poll that claimed that most consumers wouldn’t buy it if the price tag is that high. Check it out:
My money is on the bet that Steve Jobs and the rest of the Apple crew took the hint after the first generation iPhone was released for over $500 and they ended up dropping the price just weeks later by $200 and handing out loads of refunds for the difference to angry consumers. Not to mention, facing a costly lawsuit.
I’d be shocked if the price tag is over $500. Come on, Apple, you can do it! I believe in you!