Sir Elton outs iPad 2 release date
Pop star wants fondleslab for Skyping
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 segment to YouTube yet.
But the gist of it is that Sir Elton is looking forward to buying an iPad in April so he can use Skype.
Conspiracy theorists immediately suggested Elton is waiting until then because he knows the iPad 2 will be out and that it'll have a webcam on board.
The rain falling on this particular parade is that Elton's intelligence need not have come straight up the yellow brick road from Cupertino, but just what he's been reading about the iPad 2 on the interweb. April is a good educated guess since it'll be a year on from the release of the current iPad. ®
Thanks to readers Grant Gibson and all the others for the tip
He'll be using it mostly at weekends
because Saturday Night's Alright For Skyping.
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!
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.