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    Diane Campbell scrimped and saved from her fixed income for an iPad, but was turned away at a Silicon Valley Apple Store because you need a credit card to buy one. Apple wouldn't budge, even when local ABC affiliate appealed.

    Apple wants to keep Americans from re-selling the iPad overseas, where the tablet device is not available for a couple more weeks, a clerk told Campbell, who is disabled. Credit cards offer Apple the easiest way to positively identify people and enforce a limit of two iPads per customer. So, even with a low-income advocacy group on her side, Campbell can get an iPad only by purchasing one second-hand from a credit card holder. Which is precisely the sort of re-selling Apple was trying to avoid in the first place. Maybe the company should just start requiring DNA samplehttp://gawker.com/5541905/why-apple-refused-a-poor-disabled-womans-business
    I love my macbookpro but Apple is really starting to piss me off. This is worse than bloody Steve Jobs saying that Apple blocking porn apps would clean up the internet, or some such bullshit.

    What the fuck is this thing of no credit card, no life?
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    Apple has gone from cool to obsessive and douchey. The fuck is with trying to tell people what content they can and cannot have? Fuck you, Jobs. Just because nobody is fucking your cancer-ass doesn't mean the rest of us have to suffer for it.

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    why cant they just use a drivers license?
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    ridiculous.
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    It's sick that in this day and age, with the economic woes that so many are experiencing, someone actually takes the time to save up CASH for a much wanted purchase (instead of slapping it on a card and paying much more in interest) and they're turned away. But I guess since Apple makes it's real money off apps, itunes and similar they don't want anyone who can't spend that way. Dicks. I'm really starting to dislike Jobs a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msdeb View Post
    why cant they just use a drivers license?
    I don't have a drivers license, or a passport or a credit card. Just as well I don't have any money for an i-pad either, or else I'd be fucked!

    This is all a bit too Big Brother-ish. "If you want to buy our product you have to give us trackable information and details of your financial life" (that we can then making even more money from by selling those details to interested third parties). What next? Three utility bills and your original birth certificate (in full) to buy a sodding box of cornflakes?

    FWIW, in these tough financial times I think this woman should be applauded for saving up over time and choosing to pay cash for a big purchase rather than going for instant gratification and a credit card debt. ETA: Butt beat me to it.
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    This is the reason that I havn't bought an IPhone or IPad. I don't like how elitist Apple has become - how incompatible their stuff is with the rest of the world and how they do it on purpose to squash competition. I like the idea of an IPhone/IPad but, the lack of flash support is enough to send me over the edge. I resent having to buy all of the applications you should be able to get for free because of it. I bought a netbook instead and love it. When it is time to get a new phone, I will get a DROID.

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    Good God, Apple are such assholes. I agree it's too Big Brotherish. Who do they think they are?

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    Well,one good thing about it is this will save lots of people from buying this overpriced piece of shit.

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    i don't have an iphone and i have no intention of getting an ipad at all but as someone who used PCs and notebooks her whole life and only switched to mac a couple of years ago, let me tell you, there is no going back. i can't even think of going back to fucking windows. my macbook rocks. and i love my ipod too, it's much better than any of the other mp3 players out there.
    which isn't to say i don't hate their attitude when it comes to certain things but honestly, it's not enough to make me think of going back...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    i don't have an iphone and i have no intention of getting an ipad at all but as someone who used PCs and notebooks her whole life and only switched to mac a couple of years ago, let me tell you, there is no going back. i can't even think of going back to fucking windows. my macbook rocks. and i love my ipod too, it's much better than any of the other mp3 players out there.
    which isn't to say i don't hate their attitude when it comes to certain things but honestly, it's not enough to make me think of going back...
    Yeah, I've switched between the two at home and at work depending on employers & personal finances. I love my G4 (and I've dropped it a number of times too!).
    I agree that this seems douchy, but it'll only last while its launched. Stuff like this happens regularly in the mobile phone market, you just dont hear about it - plus what about MS buying up all the software producers? There is a lot of unbecoming behaviours out there....
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    Why can't someone resell it? Once you buy something it becomes your property, right? Who is apple to tell people they can't sell their own personal property?

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    What a bunch of douchenozzles. Who cares if someone resells it? Geezus- like Apple isn't making a killing off these damn things anyway.
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    This is really stupid on Apple's part.

    The best thing to do is to publicize Apple's idiocy, and hope that it hurts their sales.
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    The thing is tons of Europeans have bought Ipads in the States and come back home with them. I know quite a few who have done it already and sold a few upon returning.
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