Apple iPad selling like hotcakes, to remain in short supply during current quarter
posted by Alan F. / Apr 24, 2012, 9:21 PM
offer tablets that can convert into laptops by docking with a QWERTY keyboard. Cook said that combining a MacBook and an iPad would be like putting together a toaster and refrigerator.
Apple sold 35 million units of the Apple iPhone in the quarter, surpassing expectations greatly. Sales of the iconic smartphone tripled in China with sales of $7.9 billion and that included the debut of the Apple iPhone 4S in the country. Due to the question about who owns the iPad trademark in China, the third-generation iPad is not yet available in the country although it can be purchased in Hong Kong.
CFO Oppenheimer predicted a sequential slowdown for Apple during its fiscal third quarter. Apple likes to keep expectations low so that it can more easily beat analyst's estimates. Still, the CFO said that the strong quarter just announced will make it hard for Apple to top the numbers in the current quarter. He said the reasons for Apple's outstanding fiscal second quarter came from "fabulous iPhone 4S execution," including in China, strong sales of the Apple iPad, the price cut of the Apple iPad 2 and a strong U.S. dollar which allowed Apple to cut prices overseas but keep margins high.
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Waiting on someone accusing of Alan of being an Apple fanboy. lol seriously though, it's no surprise here that anything with the infamous Apple logo is going to sell. I still want a 4+ inch iPhone and then and ONLY then, will I ever consider going back.
posted on Apr 24, 2012, 10:18 PM 3
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I can't wait for Windows8 to launch. Tim Cook will eat his words about the whole "toaster and refrigerator" thing!
posted on Apr 25, 2012, 5:09 AM 2
Honestly, people have been saying this since the iPhone 3G came out. It's not just waiting for a phone or OS to come out. There have been a lot of phones that were supposed to take the iPhone down and some of them were actually good enough to do so. But the problem is marketing to people and convincing them it's a better device and not an "iPhone rip off." Android got that for years until it was able to make a name for itself. WP8 isn't going to be any different. The OS can be amazing, but if people don't care...then it doesn't matter. But marketing isn't the silver bullet because Microsoft poured money into WP7 and nothing came from it. Not to say they don't have a chance...but they have a helluva fight on their hands.
posted on Apr 25, 2012, 7:12 AM 1
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You're right Jeff! W8 will have to prove itself! I've said this before and I'll say it again. I have an iPad and it's great! It's just an awful productivity device! Think about sales reps having to presentations, take notes at meetings etc. At times a tablet would be more than sufficient, but if you want to share a presentation, take notes, do support or whatever nothing beats a physical keyboard and mouse. I like the Transformer, I just feel that Android, while good just doesn't quite fill that niche yet. It's a great opportunity for Windows and a natural form factor quite contrary to the "toaster and refrigerator" analogy!
posted on Apr 25, 2012, 10:06 AM 1
So there is our answer. The new iPad actually being in stock somewhat consistantly isn't a sign of people not buying, but rather Apple learning from the iPad 2 launch. Apple is still a very strong company with a now very ridiculous pile of money.
posted on Apr 25, 2012, 7:08 AM 0
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HOW ABOUT THIS ONE:http://www.phonearena.com/news
posted on Apr 25, 2012, 7:16 AM 2
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We like this. We see sales rising. We hear demand. We ask, Apple delivers. We like that.
posted on Apr 25, 2012, 7:56 AM 1
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