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Report: iPad Is “Most Hated Gadget”

Posted on December 20, 2011
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An Apple-crazed tech blog has posted a report about why the iPad is the “most hated” gadget.

“As the Apple iPad succeeds beyond expectations, it leaves in its wake an enormous body count of dead and dying products,” wrote Cult of Mac. The iPad may be a darling for consumers, several industries have abhored it and we are not just talking about other tablet makers.

We have heard about the sad stories about other tablets that tried so hard to rival the iPad sales wise but ended up with disappointing sales. Classic example is the HP TouchPad, with an impressive webOS software but consumers never wanted to touch any non-iPad tablet. HP was forced to slash the price of its TouchPad significantly from around $500 to $99. And it has become a scary pattern for other tablets to sell below its intended MSRP just to make a sale.

The report continues in enumerating the industries that “hate” the iPad. The toy industry hates the iPad for diverting children away from toys because they prefer playing with a tablet. The PC industry hates the iPad because it virtually killed the netbook category.

But the blog failed to point out the most damning thing why everyone would hate the iPad: this iconic Apple tablet is manufactured and assembled in factories that enforce unfair labor practices. Sure, you can say that these Foxconn factories in China and elsewhere are the least of Apple’s concerns. However, the fact that they continue to make their devices with Foxconn despite continuous violations to its employees, so you can say Apple supports what Foxconn does. And that is something worthy of hating.

Source: Cult Of Mac

 
 

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