Apple is rumored to have ordered 10 million displays for the probably not vaporous iPad Mini. It could be in stores as early as November 2. While the Pixie Dust Storm surrounding the pint sized tablet approaches category 5, industry analysts are beginning to talk about other iPads that may find their way to Holiday stockings this December. Sources at the Cupertino Fortress of Solitude who spoke only on condition of anonymity say that shortly after the pico tablet appears, the Maleficent Malic Empire will release a line of novelty iPads as an homage to Steve Wozniak, the inventor of the Apple I computer. Wozniak, before he hooked up with super salesman Steve Jobs, tried other ventures including a Polish Joke of the Day phone number. (Seriously, you could look it up.) This line’s theme will be based on the Woz’s sense of humor and will emulate some of his favorite childhood toys.
Leading the pack will be the iPad Squirt. This little content consumption device will feature a bit of content creation. The Woz loved his squirt flower. The Squirt comes with a 100 ml tank and an ultra low energy consumption pump that reportedly will reduce the battery life over the standard model by only a few seconds per charge. It will be able to use most any fluid from distilled water to ultra high or ultra low pH solutions of powerful acids or bases. With an extra cost attachment it will be able to deliver sour milk without clogging the nozzle or the internal plumbing. It will come in a less expensive rear nozzle model for those who want to squirt their friends and the top of the line front and rear nozzle model that allows nerds to lend their iPad to unsuspecting friends and co-workers who’ll get a little surprise.
Also slated for pre-Holiday release is the iPad Whoopee. No, it’s not that kind of whoopee. It’s a high tech version of the famous red rubber cushion kids and Shriners have placed on the chairs of unsuspecting victims for what seems like thousands of years. It will come in two models, the Sound and the Sound ‘n’ Scent. The sound model will allow the user the choice of ten prerecorded lifelike sound effects as well as the ability to create his or her own using Garage Band. New sound effects will be available on iTunes. The Sound ‘n’ Scent model will give nerds the option of delivering chemical sprays. It will come with a hydrogen sulfide and lactic acid cartridge. Reportedly butyric acid and ethyl mercaptan will hit the market soon.
The third member of the Novelty Group will be the iPad Chunk. It will mimic the time honored plastic vomit pool beloved by kids the world over. The case will have an irregular simulated vomitus theme which will continue on the nauseatingly realistic Iris display screen saver. No one will sit on your chunk if you leave it on your chair. Again, two models will be available, the Sight and the Scent. Release of the more expensive Scent has been delayed by butyric acid supply chain problems. If the Chunk takes off, by next spring the Klowns of Kupertino may release the iPad Poo. The name says it all.
The final member of the Novelty Group is the iPad Joy. It features a small, energy efficient, low amperage generator that will deliver 10KV. Not only will it deter theft, but it will provide hours of fun for nerds everywhere. The question “Wanna try my iPad?” could be a laff riot for geeks. Old time mini/mainframe users will be delighted to find that the Joy will include an Increase_Keyboard_Voltage utility.