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What would you do for a new iPad?

RedEye reached out on social media to find out what Chicagoans would do for a shiny new iPad

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple product launch event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 7, 2012 in San Francisco.
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple product launch event at Yerba Buena… (Kevork Djansezian/Getty…)
March 07, 2012|RedEye

We asked our friends on Facebook and Twitter what they would do to get their hands on a shiny new iPad. Surprisingly, most folks seemed to have made up their minds before the new tech toy was even presented. Here's what they said.


"Promise to write 3 columns free of charge for the RedEye." --Colin Joliat

"Not much. I have an iPhone,and a powerbook. What would i need it for?" --Jason Squires

"Dawn a dolly parton wig,Wear heels and lipstick and sing 'working 9 to 5' by dolly parton. Wait, has that already been done?" --Nino Dorenzo

"Nothing, because my Lenovo DJ laptop, Android phone, and PSVita does everything they are supposed to already without tying into the Apple regime. Oh and I can give files to my friends when they want them. How about that?" --Joel Tomas

"Nothing.. I have ZERO need for it. I already have a droid and kindle fire." --Marlene Julye

"The same thing i've done since the first ipad came out: nothing." --Vanessa Luis

"I would let everyone else make fools of themselves while enslaving themselves to technological gadgets." --Bobby Hillman

"Not.A.Single.Thing. Didn't need one 20 years ago, don't need one today." --Scott Church

"I'd make my friend down a Gino's deep dish spicy sausage pizzas in less than 15 minutes:)" --Debbie Frank

"For free? i'm sure i would jump thru a hoop or two... now if you want me to pay for it, well sir, you've got the wrong chick... homie don't play dat :)" --Amanda Whittington

"Oh, I don't know. Do the same thing I do when a new gadget comes out. Wait or camp in line for hours just to get the darn 'it was so worth the wait' device. Maybe if I'm lucky, I get to body surf my way to the front of the line. That'll be the day." --Keith Joaquin Oquendo


"I would shave the apple logo in my back hair and sun burn the image by walking up and down MI Ave all afternoon." --@pmichelich

"I'd give up my klondike bar." --@ryanluering

"I'd say cut off my hands, but then I wouldn't be able to get my hands on one would I?" --@gutenmorganCHI

"I will stick with the first generation...and wait for the one that can make you breakfast in bed." --@One4theDagger

"I would patiently sit in a line outside of an Apple store!" --@davethulu

"I'm going to guess the new iPad has a better display & same camera as the iPhone 4s. I would love one but happy w/ my iPad 2." --@jazcan

"I would eat a Klondike Bar" --@mugwumpian

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