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About one million iPad 2s sold in its debut weekend, claim analysts

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About one million iPad 2s sold in its debut weekend, claim analysts
A few days ago various analysts touted the iPad 2 to be a record breaker when it goes on sale, and now that its debut weekend is over, these folks estimate that the current-gen Apple tab has sold about a million units - which, if true, is an impressive feat indeed.

The Wedbush Securities analyst Scott Sutherland says: "we would not be surprised to see Apple sell closer to 1 million iPad2s in the opening weekend", while his colleague Trip Chowdhry at Global Equities Research calculates that it's entirely possible that Apple has sold 3 times more iPad 2s in the first two days compared to the sales of the original iPad for the same period.

If we take into account that the sales of the first-gen Apple tablet are projected at about 350 000 - 400 000 units in its debut weekend, this means that the number of iPad 2s shipped to the end customer may very well exceed one million units.

Chowdhry also noted that 60% of the iPad 2 buyers already own the first iPad, while virtually all of them own at least one Apple product.

According to the same analyst, people are buying more AT&T iPad 2s than Veriozon iPad 2s because "... [AT&T] has better customer service".

source: Reuters

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posted on 14 Mar 2011, 09:13 4

1. android_hitman (Posts: 587; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


1.000.000 iSheeps throwing them into the pit :)

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 09:19 4

2. B (unregistered)


More drones coughing up cash to apple for an annual minimal upgrade and yet again a faulty device this time with an apparently faulty bleeding screen.....when we they learn???!!!

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 09:26 7

3. deago78 (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Nice thing about apple is that they are like hondas. They retain their retail value well enough that when one has an old iPad he can sell it more over $450 on ebay and thus get the new iPad for $50.

P.S. The iPad I am refering to is my own and was the 16Gb WiFi only. Original retail price $500. Sold one day before the new iPad came out for $450 on ebay.

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 10:19 4

5. Pipo972 (unregistered)


Damn your buyer is kind of stupid!

a brand new original iPad 16Gb/WiFi is sold $400 to cleanup the stock and make place to the new gen Apple tablet ...

That's a laaaaame buyer ! lol

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 12:19 4

10. stilt (Posts: 63; Member since: 13 Jul 2008)


http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-Tab-10.1-stars-in-12-minute-video-teases-camera-sample s_id17423

the motorola xoom is basically the exact same as well better than the ipad 1 or 2

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 09:58 2

4. easyG (unregistered)


android_hitman ... your a android lover so it is no wonder why you would post something as mindless as that.

B ... while the upgrade may be minimal, the consumer believes that it is sugnificant enough to purchase it.

I love android and what all it can do, but for tablet purposes I would much rather go with the iPad over the Galaxy Tab, or Xoom.

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 12:30 3

11. stilt (Posts: 63; Member since: 13 Jul 2008)


thats mindless to say what you just said "for tablet purposes I would much rather go with the iPad over the Galaxy Tab, or Xoom." so a tablet is for on the go, full web experience meaning flash player, expandable memory with a xoom or galaxy tab, the memory expansion is limitless with sd cards on top of the already 32 gb that the xoom comes with, FREE turn by turn voice navigation, also android arent just limited to just one type your got samsung, motorola, lg, and whatever other brands that are going to surely come out with the android os tablets, yeah the ipad had a year to have a whole bunch of app but what will the xoom be like in about 3 months, we all saw how in just one year it change the smartphone game around with the original droid it is a very very heavy hitter in the technology market now.

dont get me wrong the ipad is a good device but if you are looking for a car and the option at the dealer ship is either a car that you have to fred flintsone it to accelerate or for 60 more have a car with an automatic starter and a floor board, and a gas peddle and brake system, with free navigation and all the components that you have from your last car already work in this one . why would you save only $60 to get something when there something better right beside it???

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 10:20 3

6. 1 Million iDiots (unregistered)


In other words. . .
We had 1 million iDiots standing in line purchasing a toy while Japan goes through one of the words natural disasters in human history. Way to go iFans! Way to make humanity look like iDiots!

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 11:00 3

7. IpaDIOTS (unregistered)


I million !!!!!!!!!. Didn't know So many IpaDiots gathered for a cause. Thanks for the information. This is going to be some Jokes soon.

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 11:41 4

8. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


wait.. did anyone read that last line? thats how you know that this article is fake as hell.

"more people buy ATT's ipad2 over VZW because ATT has better customer service".

LOL. Obviously the tons of VZW service awards and tons of times ATT has come dead last in service havent swayed this "analyst".

this isnt news, this is some ifanbot daydreaming about sales numbers..

QUIT POSTING THIS DRIBBLE.. OI.

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 11:48 3

9. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5281; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Actually, I am hoping that Apple sells an absolute sh*tload of iPad 2s, because they will then take the oxygen out of the room for the rest of the tablets. The only way the other tablets make sales in that scenario is by discounting and quick. I have my eyes set on a Xoom at a price point somewhere around $400. Each iPad 2 that is sold is one less potential buyer for a Xoom. When the other tablets from HTC and Sammy hit the market, there will be that much more pressure on prices.

Market Darwinism and what-not.

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 12:47 4

12. stilt (Posts: 63; Member since: 13 Jul 2008)


@Droid_X_Doug good point sell sell sell ipad please sell to everyone you can!!!
cause i want myself an android tablet to be as cheap as possible, cause it is already better than the ipad.
but the apple zombies cant see nothing but
(in zombie voice) oooooh it shiny, and it had a big long line at the door at the day of launch, and its the 4th one, and all the commercials keep talking bout iphone and ipad so it must be the best, and wait its thinner now more easily broken now that it is thinner so when my 3 yr old grabs it off of the counter and it hits the tile of harwood floor it will surely break, but i dont care cause its apple and i dont care that i cant hold my iphone the way i want too cause it will drop calls it apple, i didnt spend my money to get as much as i could out of a tablet mediocre is my middle name. steve jobs is my master, apple is my life

like the slogan says DROID DOES

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 13:35 1

13. LionStone (Posts: 434; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Day of launch for the Ip2: Inside Peets iGuy gets a call while sitting with his gf/wife? iGuy talks real loud, "OH THANKS SOO MUCH, REALLY APPRECIATE IT, BLAH BLAH BLAH...". Girl just sits there and could care less. iGuy ends call and says to girl, "I'M SOO EXCITED" (almost pulls a Tom Cruise/Oprah moment)

Then proceeds to announce their plans to go get their new ip2..."SO HONEY, WE'LL GO HERE AND DO THIS, THEN GO GET THE IPAD OKAY? DOES THAT SOUND GOOD?!" Says that a couple times, while looking around to see who notices him...Again, girl could care less, they pack up and iGuy still looking around for acknowledgment...sorry iGuy, if you didn't talk so loud, you wouldn't have looked like such a dork...

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 15:57 1

19. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Your post is proof that the education system is failing.

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 23:07

22. LionStone (Posts: 434; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


yea sorry I exposed one of your counterparts, you part of the thumb crew?

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 14:17 3

14. arena (Posts: 18; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


I don't understand non ipad2 users (android users) frequently found in ipad2 articles making more comments than actual ipad2 users.

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 15:13

15. stilt (Posts: 63; Member since: 13 Jul 2008)


cause we want more people to come to the droid side so we can video chat with them on google talk which google talk video chat can be used on computers, laptops, tablet, phones that have webcams....unlike apple faceime that is only limited to it own products.

and the apple people arent flooding the blogs because they dont have much to say after they get there ipad2. they dont want to come up here and sound fruity by saying "just got my ipad2 today and its so pretty like a flower on a spring day" lol

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 15:46

17. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Exactly arena. Who's the idiot the guy that's perfectly happy with his iPad or the jealous loser who's emotionally invested in a product that he has no part of. Unless you work for one of these companies that make android products why do you care what other people buy?

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 15:44 1

16. speakdatruth (Posts: 24; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


GET A REAL TABLET AND GET THE MOTOROLA XOOM. DANCE IPHONE BITCHES DANCE

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 16:29 1

24. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)


might as well. they are all just sitting on the shelves collecting dust because nobody wants to buy them. i dont blame them. not many people are interested in half-assed products with crap software.

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 15:55 5

18. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Good news for all you fandroids. Looks like zoom is going to drop in price because no one wants it.

http://m.zdnet.com/blog/btl/motorola-xoom-sales-tepid-production-cuts-next/45978

The frequent complaint is that the Android 3.0 Honeycomb software is buggy and prone to crashes. Expectations are simply higher given the Xoom’s price.

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 16:30

25. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)


"The frequent complaint is that the Android 3.0 Honeycomb software is buggy and prone to crashes."

how is that different than any other version of android?

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 16:03

20. IOS5 (unregistered)


Thanks Android fans around 10,000,000 Anddump bought galaxy s.

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 16:52 1

21. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Ipad>android powerd tablets>Real Life. yeah people those are facts LOL!

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 01:01

23. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


Why not simply release full specs? What are they scared of?

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2381811,00.asp

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 16:31

26. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)


android fans shitting their pants.

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