Apple's iPad announcement earlier this afternoon prompted a score of WTFing across the internet, prompting many to ask, "Are there any women on Apple's marketing team?" Answer: Apparently not. (Period.)
From Twitter (for what it's worth, #iTampon is apparently the number three trending topic on the site.):
tjakabon: "It surfs the web AND stops the bleeding."
Gelatobaby: And you can use the giant QWERTY keyboard to get your period on the #iPad!
CarolBlymire: Is #apple making an iPad for light-flow days? Just wondering...
Trish1981: iPad? Really? All I can say is, I'm sticking with Always, bitches.
tremendousnews: So I can say "That chick is on her iPad" and not be called a pig? Thank you Apple.
melissapierce: iPad has changed "the conversation" from how we use tech in context to how we use tech as Kotex. (who named this thing?)
TwittsMcGee: I haven't heard this many period jokes since I was forced to watch The View last month. #iPad
kathycacace: Okay, just one more. The iPad: protecting your data from embarrassing incidents.
Johnpapa: "64 gig iPad will forever be known as the heavy flow model."
From the comments section of "Period Pieces":
lady_justice: Did the prototype come with a belt?
Lymed: Does the Period Tracker app come free?
fauxfruit: If I order this, will my boyfriend and I have to worry if it comes late?
andBegorrah: If you and your friends all buy one, will they sync up?
boston_nj: Meh. I'll wait until they come out with the iDivaCup
morninggloria: Don't wear white jeans while using an iPad, and especially don't use an iPad in front of your crush. You're a teen magazine embarrassing moment waiting to happen.
ms negative the easy-going unicorn: someone needs to make a 'mysterious blue liquid stain on white' wallpaper for this.
LilSpitfire: Later in the year they will be releasing the companion tablet pen, the Ipon.
Vesuvius At Home (I believe in peace, bitch): But what if the cute boys see me shopping for one? What if my dad has to take me??
NellMood: It's so beautiful when an electronics company finally becomes a woman...
Cinnamoncanuck: @NellMood: Aunt Flo will be so happy! Reply
soykatrina: Eh, I prefer the CVS brand. A few bucks less but does the same thing...
vlvtjones: So will iffy Wifi coverage be called iSpotting?
morninggloria: Can I get a scented iPad for when my data feels not-so-fresh?
Mary McCarthyite: Everyone, just try to Stay(free) calm and Poise(d). It's Always nice to see a new product on the market. I Depend on Apple to come up with great ideas. Maybe we're taking this out of Kotex.
Lymed: Somebody give the iPad a Red Bull, because it ain't no good without wings.
andBegorrah: Are you there, God? It's me, Marketing.
NellMood: iPads are for 8th graders. I'm waiting for the iTampon, because I prefer to do all my interneting from inside my vagina.
BicSharpie: Hopefully it will help people deal with the 24-hour news cycle.
(Image Credit: Brad Stephenson)
Related: Apple's iPad Name Not the First Choice for Women. Period. [Fast Company]