On the one hand, these people need to be mocked for ‘suffering’ from what have been accurately described as ‘First World problems.’
On the other hand, I think that some of these people are ‘suffering’ in a deliberately ironic way, in the justified hope that a little fake whining can often bring in the real whiners, too.
On the gripping hand, I already have an iPad 2*, so I can take a detached view on this sort of thing anyway.
PS: Here. The Salvation Army. They help people with real problems.
*Gotten the old-fashioned way; to wit, via vicious mockery of the progressive netroots.