UnNews:Apple unveils new iPhone for giants
27 January 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, California -- Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs put an end to weeks of speculation by unveiling Apple's latest technological masterpiece - an extra-large iPhone designed specifically for giants, trolls and other large humanoid creatures.
The new device, known as the "iPad", is designed to combine the revolutionary functionality of the iPhone with a vastly increased size, which will make it more user-friendly for giants whose large fumbling fingers and poor eyesight were ill-suited to the comparatively tiny iPhone.
"Little iPhone too puny," Goliath (32), a Sacramento giant, told UnNews reporters, "but new iPad big like me. Goliath browse internet on move now."
Speaking at an event in San Francisco, Jobs detailed some of the innovative new features that the iPad had to offer. "Well, uh, you can set the background screen to whatever you want. People will want to to personalise it. We ship some photos with it but you can make it whatever you want."
Technology and business analysts predict that Apple could stand to make huge amounts of profit by targeting the previously untapped giant market. "It's quite literally a huge market," Jobs chuckled to himself at a press conference earlier today.
Others, however, are more sceptical, pointing out that the $499-829 price tag is likely to make the device unaffordable for the vast majority of giants, who tend to be employed in low-paid manual jobs like breaking large rocks with hammers and pushing huge carts full of coal around coal mines.
- "Apple unveils iPad tablet device" BBC News, January 27, 2010