Now, remember that this is all based on the iPad selling in one country -- the United States. The official international launch of the iPad is coming up at the end of next week, which prompted Abramsky to raise his estimate of global iPad sales during 2010 from 5 million to a whopping 8 million.
Some may be thinking that iPad sales are cannibalizing sales of Macs, but Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster shot that theory down earlier in the week, noting that it's more likely that iPod sales will suffer. UBS analyst Maynard Um ran a small survey which showed that most iPad buyers don't see the device as a replacement for their more traditional computers, including Macs.
Many analysts are of the opinion that the iPad, like the iPhone before it, will generate a "halo effect" that will drive sales of other Apple products as well.
[Digital Daily, via The Loop]
- Key specs
- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 9.7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Maximum battery life Up to 10 hours
- Dimensions 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 in
- Weight 0.96 lb
- Announced 2014-10-16
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