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What Apple's Ipad Means For Your Wallet


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Phew! Thank heavens the iPad is coming. Solving the economic crisis should be a breeze—it has an app for that.

Apple's new all-singing, all-dancing hand-held computer is the talk of the moment. Even thousands of miles away in London, when I staggered off the redeye Thursday morning, the front pages showed a gaunt but grinning Steve Jobs clasping his latest creation.
But if we can hack our way through the hype, what are the financial implications of this latest techno marvel—for consumers and for investors?

• Look out: The iPad may cost you around $1,000 after all.

• Don't assume it will mean that much for your Apple shares.

• Yes, it's a challenge for Amazon.com.

• The real winners from the iPad—and the mobile Internet boom it represents—ought to be the cellular carriers.
From The Wall Street Journal
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