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Exactly how well is the new iPad selling?

0. phoneArena posted on 09 Apr 2012, 17:12

How well (or poorly) is the new iPad selling? With numbers released today we can estimate that Apple is moving around 170,000 units a day...

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posted on 09 Apr 2012, 17:58 3

11. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)

Nice pic!!! That's the best depiction of an iSh**p so far...lmao!!!

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 20:43 1

15. kcombs (Posts: 275; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)

If you own an iPad 2 there is no reason to upgrade. Not much of a real difference in the 3, aside from the screen. The only reason I purchased the 3 is simple, this is my first iPad. I agree with everyone, not many people are upgrading from the 2; it's mainly the iPad 1 and people new to the iPad.

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 21:00

16. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Some people finally realize nothing really change since the 2nd gen. all they do is add a higher resolution

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 21:37 2

17. GoodFella (Posts: 112; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

In know in my store, we had a lot more in stock at the initial release than we did during the iPad 2 release... we didn't sell out the first day, yet there was a longer line.

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 22:13

19. xtian1103 (Posts: 363; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

well it's just normal for apple to sell 5 million new ipad units a month. it's the analysts' higher expectations that causes news for a dismal sales! this shouldn't be news at all! now if android tablets are selling those kind of numbers then it's news worthy cause it never happened before

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 20:28

38. Xennex1170 (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Assuming the 60 million to date for all iPads is correct, that would mean averaging slightly under 2.5 million a month over 25 months.

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 07:59 1

26. ZetanAlaz (Posts: 14; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)

but iClicked just for the Smeagol...

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 21:56

33. phonemonkey (Posts: 168; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)

One year you see a tick
One year you see a tock
This was not meant to persuade every iPad 2 user to upgrade
It was simply a "tock" on the cycle
Bolstering the iPad reputation with a break through in screen size and speed.
Persuading android tablet users to quit wasting their money on android products and purchase something that isn't cheap and flimsy and going to break.
We have never replaced an iPad charge port
Cant tell you how many android tablet users want to repair their product, yet we apologize and explain to them that they wasted their money once again for being cheap

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 20:23

37. Xennex1170 (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

"That would imply that the 3 million new iPads sold the first weekend were 5% of iPads everywhere, and some simple math says in mid-March there would have been around 60 million iPads in the wild."

Does that 60 million include iPads that have been replaced due to damage or manufacturing defect, may no longer be in use (e.g. iPad 1), and iPads 1, 2, 'new' shipped but not yet sold via 3rd party vendors? Still an impressive number though.

I think there are a lot of factors this time around that prevent the sales of 'new' iPad from being as high as some would expect. The factors that I see are 1) Selling the iPad2 which is not that much worse than the new 'iPad' at the same time will eat into potential new iPad sales. 2) Current iPad2 owners seeing no reason to update yet, especially in Countries outside of U.S. and Canada where their 4G LTE is not compatible with the 'new' iPad. 3) Many alternative tablets some better, some worse than the iPad family at more reasonable cost for what users will actually use them for. 4) Trademark problems in China that may in the worst case possibly end up with the Trademark Agreement becoming void and Apple having to do one or more of change the device name, pay 'damages', face import/export restrictions in China.

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