“Canadian tech-lovers lined up across the country Friday to get their hands on the latest status symbol from computer-giant Apple: the iPad,” Philip Ling and Mike Barber report for Canwest News Service.
MacDailyNews Take: Staus symbol? If that an attempt to demean or are the reporters just grasping for the proper words, but failing?
Ling and Barber report, “A mix of the ubiquitous iPhones and MacBook laptops, the iPad is essentially a flat, 10-inch touch screen with Internet access that can play music, photos and games. More than 200,000 downloadable apps are already available.”
“The iPad was greeted with skepticism when it was first unveiled by Apple CEO Steve Jobs in January,” Ling and Barber report. “But by the time it went on sale in the U.S. in April, the same hype that made the iPod a generational touchstone had sunk in. Within a month, more than a million had been purchased.”
Ling and Barber report, “Customers have been able to pre-order iPad models from Apple’s online store since May 10. Apple Canada spokesman Simon Atkins wouldn’t say how many have been pre-sold.”
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