Dvorak blames Apple’s marketing department for iPad topping most-wanted Christmas gift lists

Apple Online Store“According to surveys, everyone, everywhere, even kids want an iPad for Christmas. Yeah, right,” John C. Dvorak writes for PC Magazine.

“According to every report in every corner of the world, everyone wants the same thing for Christmas: a tablet computer, preferably an Apple iPad. Of course, the Apple marketing department had nothing to do with any of these ‘surveys,'” Dvorak writes. “Hah.”

“I can’t imagine anyone under the age of 30 wanting an iPad. A PS3, Wii, GameBoy, or even a useful laptop maybe, but an iPad? …Furthermore, I do not recall ever seeing anyone under 30 actually using an iPad,” Dvorak writes. “It seems to be an old person’s computer…Tf you haven’t noticed, nobody carries the iPad in a briefcase or bag. It’s carried as a showcased status symbol. “I am so hip.” Again, this is done so by the over-30 crowd.”

Dvorak writes, “The point I’m making is that the iPad, or any tablet computer, is on Christmas lists for oldsters not kids. And ask yourself, when did Christmas gift giving begin targeting adults? It’s a kids’ holiday. Isn’t it?”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: No, John, people of all ages really do wish for Apple iPads under their Christmas trees. Because they are amazing devices and at a very good price. That you can’t imagine something is hardly surprising, Mr. Nobody Wants These Computer Mouse Thingies. And, of course Apple’s marketing department influenced people, that’s their job. (They ought to try doing it for Apple TV; they might amaze themselves).

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Winston” for the heads up.]


  1. I’m sorry, but Dvorak has become so sad and deep in denial that he is hilarious. It’s not even worth anyone’s time trying to correct him. It’s like watching a buffoon continuosly falling down the UP escalator. He even gets spanked in the comments section of his own column.

  2. Every kid I know wants an iPad. When the see me using mine they all want to play with it. They really want it for games.

    Within my own family (including my kids, nieces, and nephews) you find a collection of Wii, PS3, XBox, Nintendo DS and other platforms, but they all really, really like playing on the iPad.

    The bonus is they can do their homework on it too!!!

  3. You have to treat Old John like just another Standup Comedian. Once you have your mind in the right place, you can properly appreciate his bullshit to the fullest.

    Laugh with Dvorak, not at him.

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