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Several readers emailed us this morning claiming that Elton John today suggested that the iPad 2 will be on sale in April. The Grammy Award-winning star's comments came on BBC One's breakfast show this morning. Unfortunately, we can't confirm his words: the programme isn't available in BBC iPlayer, and no one's uploaded the …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    record for prediction

    Well, Sir Elton has predicted things correctly in the past ... he did predict he was going to be knighted to the US media before the official announcement ... though he may have had some insider information on that one!

  2. Whitter

    Elton John - Apple logistics insider?

    I might have been quoted saying the same thing, using no other insider info than that from El Reg. But as soon as I consider an iPad, I think of Apple's control fetish and hope for a viable alternative I can get for my techophobe mother. Before April. Please.

  3. Jim Coleman
    Grenade

    Mmmmh?

    Been using Skype on my HP TM2 for quite some time now, works very well. The apple laptop users in the Austrian Wifi bar I was in last time I used it to call home were impressed with the touchscreen AND keyboard. Seems it's one or the other with Apple products?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Mmmmh?

      Ah - welcome fellow HP TM2 user. I recently got mine and the capacitive + wacom screen is rather fun.

  4. Dave Murray
    Dead Vulture

    Truely it is tombstone time

    Why would anyone think this warbler would know anything about the release date or capabilities of some as unreleased gadget? More likely he wants one in April because it's his birthday / anniversary / something and he thinks he can Skype on an iPad because its a magical, revolutionary computery thing so you must be able to do so.

    Where will El Reg get it's insider tips from next? CBBC?

    1. BorkedAgain
      Coat

      Funnily enough...

      Mr Tumble tipped an April release this very morning.

      1. David Barrett

        Mr Tumble?

        Wouldnt Mr Tumble have been on cbeebies?

        I believe the CBBC tech corespondant is Roy...

    2. Just Thinking

      Love that idea

      Elton John having to wait for his birthday to get an iPad. They are quite expensive, maybe it is a combined birthday and christmas present?

  5. Studley
    Coat

    He'll be using it mostly at weekends

    because Saturday Night's Alright For Skyping.

    1. norisk

      I salute you sir!

      No jacket required Phil - biggest grin of the day.

  6. John Moppett
    FAIL

    Really?

    Saw this interview several times. Elton kept repeating that he is a Luddite, with no mobile or computer, so he seems an unlikely candidate for assuming the dat, based on Internet chatter and speculation!

  7. Msyea2

    Clip below... I doubt he's enlightened.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12379815

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Sir Elton and tech

    Given that he admitted in the same interview that he's a luddite, doesn't have a mobile phone or a computer, it seems unlikely that he would have been fed inside information.

  9. Josco

    But he can already

    I use Skype on my fondle slab already.... Why can't he. Doesn't need a camera, in fact most of my callers prefer it that way, can't think why.

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    saw this with the sound turned down

    didn't realise it was elton john, thought it was some old granny

  11. Mike Richards Silver badge

    Reg might read el Reg

    He might just have seen speculation about fondleslab 2.0 on this esteemed organ.

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  12. Valerion

    Prudent

    He could always buy one now and then another in April.

    Oh hang on - Elton John? Oh yes, he's known for being extremely careful with money and only buying the absolute necessities.

  13. JaitcH
    Thumb Up

    Given that Elton is a fashion trend setter ...

    he is most in line for one of the thousands of promo samples sent out free by Apple PR.

    And if he wrote a song about it, Apple would be even happier.

    1. paul 97
      Grenade

      Eltons on the band wagon

      All you have to do is mention apple , give them some praise and then many media outlets will be on the case and you'll be back in the papers. (The guardian / BBC Im looking at you mainly)

      I doubt you would get the same reaction saying I prefer HP to daddies.

      Remember theres no such thing as bad news if it gets these people some attention.

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