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With the iPad 2 release just a couple hours away, the tech world is reviewing all the rumors that have been swirling around for months about the new model. Some...
03-02-2011, 09:43 AM #1
iPad 2: What Are the Odds?
With the iPad 2 release just a couple hours away, the tech world is reviewing all the rumors that have been swirling around for months about the new model. Some people are doing more than that, though: apparently the sports book mavens at Bookmaker.com have set a line for the possible features that may be introduced. Their guesses are in line with mainstream opinion, though with Apple's penchant for secrecy it could be that someone betting against the line could have a big win.
Bookmaker.com is a major sportsline site: the American arm of the giant BetCRIS online gambling empire based in Costa Rica. Their analysts are considered so authoritative that many other sports books wait for BetCRIS to set the odds before setting their own. This is not the first time that the BetCRIS bookies have gotten involved in tech: last September they set a line for the next manufacturer to release a tablet after the PlayBook was announced. Unfortunately, they got that one really, really wrong.
Risk manager and oddsmaker Tony Harvey seems like he's done better with the iPad 2 announcement line. The most common predictions are given high likelihood, such as three different versions (presumably Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi+GSM and Wi-FI+CDMA), two cameras, and a non-smudge screen and gyroscope. Other predictions are given split odds, like a flat back and a wide-range speaker. Longshots include a 7-inch model and a retina display.
Obviously, we don't recommend that anyone gamble on this. It's a dumb way to risk your money, and Apple has fooled us before. However, for fun let's look at what they came up with. If you aren't familiar with sports betting, the number after the bet is the money line: +500 means you'd win $1000 on a $500 bet, while -1500 means that if you bet $1500 you'd only win $1000. The percentage in parentheses is the odds that bet will win.
There will be three versions of the iPad 2
Yes -1500 (96%)
No +500 (17%)
A front and back-facing camera
Yes -1500 (96%)
No +500 (17%)
Slimmer, lighter and retina display
Yes -5000 (160%)
No +1000 (9.10%)
A flat back
Yes +100 (49%)
No -160 (61.7%)
A wide-range speaker
Yes -130 (56%)
No -130 (56%)
A USB port
Yes +200 (33.3%)
No -500 (83.3%)
A dual-core CPU
Yes -500 (83.3%)
No +200 (33.3%)
A non-smudge screen & gyroscope
Yes -1500 (96%)
No +500 (17%)
A 7-inch version
Yes +1000 (9.10%)
No -5000 (160%)
03-02-2011, 09:53 AM #2
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03-02-2011, 09:55 AM #3
For some reason I don't see them adding a USB port atleast anytime soon. I'm sure there would be way to many conflicts with devices that are designed for other OS's.Don't forget to hit the thanks button if you liked what I said or did
03-02-2011, 09:57 AM #4
Correct me if i'm wrong but if you wagered the below odds
-1500 bet $100 to win $100 or lose $1500
+500 bet $100 to win $500 or lose $100
Can't wait, held off on the iPad1 for this iPad2.
03-02-2011, 10:07 AM #5
Dam, wish I had an account there. I'd put a few dimes on no rear facing camera at 5 to 1.
Bookies make money so I guess there will be one, but IMO it's pointless. Rather have more megapixels in the front facing one.I thought my carrier was bad til I got a new web host
03-02-2011, 10:08 AM #6
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03-02-2011, 10:10 AM #7
i hope apple streams the event
03-02-2011, 10:17 AM #8
A what time is the event ?? And were can we see it or stream it????does any body knowspain & time and glory
03-02-2011, 10:18 AM #9
depends where your are...east coast is at 1pm
03-02-2011, 10:24 AM #10
can someone please tell me what is the exact time the event starts?
edit* sorry didnt scroll down all the way now I know thanks!
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03-02-2011, 10:25 AM #11
read the post above yours
03-02-2011, 10:26 AM #12
03-02-2011, 10:29 AM #13
gizmodo isnt the best place as its not one of apples friends....i would go with engadget
03-02-2011, 10:34 AM #14
An USB port on the iPad would be great, plug your iPod into your iPad into your MacBook airplaying something onto your apple tv2. Major nerdgasms would follow.
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03-02-2011, 10:54 AM #16
03-02-2011, 10:55 AM #17
I'd have to take the favorites in all of those oddsName? whereswaldo
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03-02-2011, 11:01 AM #18
it's officially 1PM!!!!!
- dang it posted it 1 min late
03-02-2011, 11:02 AM #19
03-02-2011, 11:03 AM #20
WTF it's 10:00 PST but I don't see anything on Apple.com???
Last time I was able to stream directly live during their event on Sep 1 when they revealed the iPods