Monday, April 5, 2010

Apples iPad a Sales Winner

Did you buy your iPad? On ABC's TV show, Modern Family, all one character wanted for his birthday was an iPad. And so did many many others. "The company sold some 700,000 devices, Gene Munster, of Piper Jaffray & Co., said yesterday. The Minneapolis-based analyst had previously predicted sales of 200,000 to 300,000, while Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.'s Toni Sacconaghi projected 300,000 to 400,000." That is more than 2x predictions. If that trend continues, Apple will have once again slayed the market. And as new apps get written to extend the iPad's usefulness, more and more consumers will be standing in line at the Apple store to order one. Did you buy your iPad yet?

The potential is enormous. I see one potentially on every coffee table, talking wirelessly to the set top box sharing data on live games, American Idol type voting and more. I see another in the briefcase, for reading during the daily commute, at the beach or pool. I see another in the kitchen, for lists and calendars, sharing data with folks iPhones. I see a whole new relationship with computers and society. The iPad will be that next quantum leap.

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