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Thursday, 09 September 2010 10:02

Apple to sell 28 million iPads in 2011

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So they say
UBS Investment Research believes that Apple could sell up to 28 million iPads in 2011.

The outfit noted that strong iPad sales could end up affecting sales of low-end PCs. Come to think of it, consumers can get a pretty nice PC for about the same money as an iPad, so we’re not sure why they’re going on about low-end products.

Apple doesn’t seem to be overly concerned by the prospect of iPad sales cannibalizing PC sales or MacBook sales for that matter. Apple managed to sell 3.27 million units in Q3, which is a pretty good result.

The success of the iPad is somewhat baffling. It’s basically a keyboardless smartbook which costs twice as much as a netbook and unlike most Apple products it really doesn’t have much appeal when you think about it. The iPhone is the best smartphone around, MacBooks are feature stunning design and build quality, iPods are still the best audio toys on the market, but the iPad really has none of these things going for it.

However, for some reason the iPad is still doing quite well, although it’s probably the last Apple product any reasonable consumer should buy.

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+9 #1 Jaberwocky 2010-09-09 10:15
HTC HD3 phone coming out with a 4.5" display now against the new samsung Pad just announced with a 7" display that can make calls.Spli the distance and you have the industry slowly convergingn on the perfect 5.75" display to operate as both a phone and a pad.Sorted.Now chuck away all the rest :eek:
 
 
+1 #2 Jaberwocky 2010-09-09 10:16
Ooops sorry about the spelling.Fingers not in sync with the brain this morning. :lol:
 
 
+12 #3 yourma2000 2010-09-09 11:39
still waiting for Windows 7 tablets to be released...I ain't buying an expensive Apple one...ever...
 
 
-1 #4 Adrian 2010-09-09 12:48
Quote:
Apple doesn’t seem to be overly concerned by the prospect of iPad sales cannibalizing PC sales or MacBook sales for that matter.

Why sould they ,it is not their PC and laptops that are canibalized ,wich start at about twice the price of the iPad .
 
 
+8 #5 AndreiD 2010-09-09 13:08
Quoting Adrian:
Why sould they ,it is not their PC and laptops that are canibalized ,wich start at about twice the price of the iPad .

Nobody in their right mind (which means non Apple fanboys) would buy an iPad when you can get a netbook or even a cheap notebook for the same price.
The iPad is cannibalizing Apple's own business. Apple drones who don't want to shelve out the cash for an Apple laptop will now just get an iPad.
Even so, Apple won't hurt that much. They're getting quite a hefty profit from selling the really cheap to manufacture iPads.
 
 
+8 #6 muppet show 2010-09-09 13:57
Ipods best audio toy? Are you kidding?

They're expensive and feature really crappy sound quality.

If you'd said personal media / pfaffing around / casual gaming toy, then I'd have agreed.
 
 
-14 #7 Adrian 2010-09-09 14:02
Andrei lasama cu prostiile de genu "They're getting quite a hefty profit from selling the really cheap to manufacture iPads." ,ai pus si tu botu la tot ce spune iSuply care la randu lor nu au luat in considerare costurile de dezvoltare ,costurile de intretinere si suport ,sistemul de operare ,transportul ,ce ai vazut tu e pretul brut al componenteleor care nici macar nu include asamblarea .
Desigur planeta e plina de bolovani care au toti o gramada de bani sa dea pe produse scumpe ,iar vorbesti prostii ,sa stii ca restu lumii nu e ca Romania.
 
 
+5 #8 iicsus 2010-09-09 20:41
Si sa nu uitam costurile de marketing...oh wait, some don't speak romanian. ;-)
 
 
+1 #9 Fud_u 2010-09-09 20:56
I didn't know so many guys needed so many pads.
 
 
+3 #10 Tr0y 2010-09-09 21:43
Quoting Fud_u:
I didn't know so many guys needed so many pads.


It's about the same number than guys looking for a penis enlargement. Coincidence, coincidence, ...
 

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