iPad 2 touted to be a record breaker by analysts
As you know the iPad 2 is already available (more info about carriers, locations and data plans here), and several analysts have predicted that the second coming of the Apple tablet will be more successful than the first one - and this speaks volumes given the fact that the original iPad is the fastest-selling consumer electronics product in history measured by revenue.
According to Brian Marshall, an analyst at Gleacher & Co, the iPad 2 will sell more than a half million units in the first 24 hours in which it's available, while his colleague Tim Bajarin says its sales in the first two days will be half million units. Other experts, working at Rodman & Renshaw LLC and Piper Jaffray & Co., also calculated that the iPad 2 will be a better selling product than its predecessor - just to illustrate, Apple managed to ship 300 000 iPad units to the end consumers in the first 24 hours of its release.
Tim Bajarin explains:
"Competitors are going to be chasing Apple for many years."
His colleague Ashok Kumar, who is an analyst for Rodman & Renshaw claims that "the iPad 2 is essentially the tablet market", while adding that he predicts the new Apple tablet will sell 35 million units in 2011 - which he says may turn out to be a conservative estimation.
One of the stated reasons why the iPad 2 will be a best seller - beyond the fact Apple has a head start in the tablet market - is that this market is the fastest growing consumer-electronics segment - in 2009 only 90 000 tablets (he probably means tablet PCs) were sold, while in 2010 this number was more than 10.3 million units. Another reason is that two carriers, 236 Apple stores and plenty of online retailers are to offer the tab - which virtually ensures that everyone who wants to buy the new Apple gadget will be able to do so in the next day or two.
Now that the iPad 2 is available, it's time to ask you - do you plan to buy the next-gen Apple tablet?
1. doubler86 (Posts: 319; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)
Haha it will be so funny when a year from now Apple will no longer be the number one tablet OS and people remember these analyst and experts.
2. LionStone (Posts: 465; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)
Tim says, "Competitors are going to be chasing Apple for many years."?
Really? Has this guy been living in a cave?
3. dr.dante (Posts: 11; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
nooo guys dont say that ,iPAD 2 as Ipad 1 has a dual function
1-U can use instead of ur laptop.
2-U can use it instead of ur umbrella when raining
HTC ruleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees....Htc FLYER: scribe techno,vieocall,pocketfit,Sense,entertainment, ect ect ect ,ect
4. arena (Posts: 18; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)
Lol. It's funny reading comments from bitter android fanboys :) What a bunch of losers :)
5. ZayZay (Posts: 565; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)
Huh. Sounds like your a little full of yourself just like apple.
11. clevername (Posts: 1431; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
Regardless of the quality of their products or intelligence of their consumers, apple sells millions of units in days. Something no other smartphone or tablet manufacturer can say. They continuously have budget surplus' of $20 billion+ after every quarter. And when they launch a new or rehashed product, it's in every news channel and in every paper. Not just geek or tech mags. No android device manufacturer can say these things about their mobile decision. Not to say they're failing, just not as successful (in their mobile division).
Apple is also the second largest company in the world by stock. So if they're full of themselves it's because they can be. Sure other companies have bigger market share. Android OS is in more hands worldwide. But there's 100 times as many android devices as iPhones. iPhones may not outsell them all but compare any single manufacturers device lineup whether it's 2 or 10 devices and iPhone outsells them all.
Now some may say it's not about sales but thats what this world boils down to. Money. And apple makes more from smartphones than anyone else.
12. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)
Go back to your cubicle, businessman! As a fandroid troll, I don't care what Apple Inc. looks like on paper or in the stock market, all I know is that they make inferior devices while acting like they are the best. And that pisses me off because they are being deceptive!
13. stilt (Posts: 63; Member since: 13 Jul 2008)
when you are in college the professor is the smartest person in the classroom because you are there to learn from them because they did what you are trying to learn first (i like apple did with ipad and iphone) but when you graduate college and get out on your own you then surpass the knowledge that the professor the teached you and come up with faster better ways to do things based on your younger experiences (android).
how apple got customers in the chokehold is because people still think the the professor "apple" is the only genius but there are open source einsteins "droids" everywhere but people are already brainwashed.
kind of like how people think bottled water is better than tap water, when probably all the bottled water companys do is pour tap water into a bottle then show commercials of the bottled water in the sunlight with unicorns and fairys jumping out of it and then depict tap water as just a old rusty faucet in an alleyway, of course the non educated masses will flock to the bottle water and get bamboozeled into paying the water product but at a higher price cause its now in a "pretty Bottle" and then they really get you by coming out with the 4th generation of bottled water by adding..... wait for it...... wait for it..........FLAVOR! oh shot this is know the best thing ever
this is the same thing that apple has done so well is why the sell how they sell and get people to becaome brainwashed into thinking apple is the pinnacle of all technology.
6. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)
Its a $500 cafeteria tray running a gimped internet, as someone said. Yawn.
7. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
I think bi-ganyo is a closet apple fan boy. You literally post on every apple story lol. A lot of fandroid losers on this story as usual.
10. clevername (Posts: 1431; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
There ways are. They come to comment on apple posts more than android posts. Serious bunch of losers.
8. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5922; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I was at the Apple store in the Hillsdale Mall in San Mateo this evening and the line for the iPad 2 was longer than the line for the iPad 1. If the lines are similar at other Apple stores, this launch will exceed that for the iPad 1.
9. clevername (Posts: 1431; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
Second generation launches for apple usually follow this trend. Apples marketing vp is a frickin genius.