No, the proposal is not that you should buy an iPad 2. But did you know that when you get one directly from Apple, they offer free engraving? This is exactly the feature that caught the eye of Jordan, a young man, enamored with gadgetry, looking for a special way to ask his girlfriend, Jessica (equally tech-inclined), to spend the rest of her life with him. In a decidedly anti-tech move, he presented her with the engagement iPad under the world’s largest tree, in the National Redwood Forest. But the engraving on Apple’s latest design was enough to win her heart. The words on the iPad 2 simply read, “Will you marry me?” Her response: “Yes! Now give me my iPad!” Ah, young love.
For most people, bigger is better when it comes to the engagement offering (although it usually pertains to a diamond). But for this tech-lover, the thinnest iDevice in Apple’s lineup was the winner (it’s even thinner than the iPhone 4!). The best thing was, with both a front and rear-facing camera on this latest iteration of their popular tablet, she could see the look on his face just as he saw the look on hers! Okay, that didn’t really happen, but it would have been cool to utilize some of the other new features in the proposal (still trying to figure out how the gyroscope could be used…).
Of course, this isn’t the first time someone has used technology to propose. It isn’t even the first proposal with an Apple product (although it is the first reported with an iPad 2…can you imagine reading that order at the Apple factory? Double take…). People are already speculating about the potential for geekdom to beset the children of these two tech-buffs, but the more interesting question is: will this set off a spate of iProposals?
Most women want the bling, but who would say no to an iPad 2? A couple of ways to incorporate both could be to create a proposal app (no, they don’t have an app for that yet, although a guy in Australia paid a game developer to create a scavenger hunt that led his girlfriend to her ring), download a photo of an engagement ring to the desktop (then give the ring to her), or simply stud the iPad with Swarovski crystals or actual diamonds (hey, they did it to an iPhone, why not an iPad?). Any way you do it, you’re bound to get an emphatic yes, and she’ll have a unique memento for the rest of her life (although you’d better get a ring, too, just to be safe).