Hyundai giving free iPads with new luxury sedan

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  1. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    This is quite genius as far as marketing goes.

    http://www.macnn.com/articles/10/04/01/onwers.manual.said.to.be.interactive/
     
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    WANT IPAD

    BUY CAR TO GET IT
     
  3. Dr. Mike

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    this is how the ipad was able to sell like 25k units an hour
     
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  4. nuclear

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    iPad will be worth more than the car in two years
     
  5. Mugatu

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    :rofl:
     
  6. Formz

    Formz Hipster Santa OT Supporter

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    They should ahve built a feature where you dock the fucking thing in the dash for all your entertainment controls :eek3:
     
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    not sure how something that is $500 would entice someone to make a car purchase of $50-60k
     
  8. Mugatu

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    :o

    Not a bad idea - except IMO it shouldn't be the primary controls in case you lose or break your iPad.
     
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    Yea that would be bad :rofl:
     
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    Jokes on Hyundai since hipsters will avoid korean cars. Vespa would stand to make billions.
     
  11. Engineering Kid

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    The CEO of this company I was just consulting at wanted to use the Ipad as the dashboard display for their vehicles...specialty parking enforcement vehicles.

    It was a partly good idea....since most municipalities and cities have some kind of touchpad computer and bluetooth printer already in the car....but the CEO was still out to lunch.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    I'm flabbergasted that they think a Hyundai will sell for 50k...
     
  14. limsoup

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    :rofl::rofl: true
     
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  16. Mugatu

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    Yeah, you figure they'd learn from the VW Phaeton.
     
  17. limsoup

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    did not know koreans sackrode apple that much, especially when i thought korean phones and shit were star trek grade.

    they should give these away when you sign a lease at one of those high-priced tower apartments that are fucking up our town. oh hey lets get rid of things and places people like and replace them with places and people everybody hates.
     
  18. Charles

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    i love what ferrari did with the ipod touch:

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    no deck, ipod just clips into the console. brilliant idea IMO. would love to see some aftermarket variants of this.
     
  19. bubbaZR2

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    Sounds about right. Always thought of Apple as the Hyundai of the computer world...
     
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    I'd hate to leave my ipod out without a case though :o
     
  21. Soju N Coke

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    It's great marketing. Look at exactly what we are doing right now.
     
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    only hyundai i've drive is a sonata rental and I liked it :o

    edit: driven*
     
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    pretty smart on hyundai's part - get the trendy apple worshippers into the fold.
     
  24. limsoup

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    i'd say more HP is the hyundai

    apple isn't even a car since you can't use it to do stuff with other cars. apple is like a fucking boat company in this analogy.

    oh hey apple, you can't do shit that's useful.

    oh hey, who cares i'm on the water. i'm not doing shit anyways. i might be a douchbag also
     
  25. Mugatu

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    I've had a couple of Hyundais and thought they were really good overall. But I still don't think they can pull off a luxury car so soon - I mean it took the Japanese decades and decades to get to that point :dunno:
     

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