28 days later...1 Million iPads sold

Apple announced on Monday that it had sold 1 Million iPads in just 28 days.

Apple is expected to shift 4 Million iPads by the end of the year according to early estimates from analysts prior to the tablet computers launch on April 3. Apple CEO Steve Jobs was upbeat about the news, "One million iPads in 28 days—that’s less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with iPhone," he said in a statement. Jobs' also confirmed that demand continues to exceed supply chains for the device. According to Job's the company is working hard to "get this magical product into the hands of even more customers."

Apple also confirmed that iPad users have already downloaded over 12 million apps from the App Store and over 1.5 million ebooks from the new iBookstore. Apple launched the 3G iPad version on April 30 in the U.S. and according to early estimates it shipped 300,000 units in the first weekend of sales. The international version of the device is expected to go on sale later this month after a delay due to supply issues.

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Bravo Apple! I can understand why the iPad is selling well. It's a bigger iPod Touch with a better CPU/GPU and big enough to be a good ebook device. People pay for a Kindle after all...

This one is all colors, last for 10 hours, something Netbook can't do, it's multi-touch and can play video upto 720p, surf the Web without anoying Flash. Good device all in all.

People hate the iPad because of its price, nothing else really. Itself is a good product, specially for playing those dumb games.... but..... the price....

Jose_49 said,
People hate the iPad because of its price, nothing else really. Itself is a good product, specially for playing those dumb games.... but..... the price....

I'll give you that. The price is what is holding me back. I can't justify that cost for what it offers at the time being. That in no way means that it sucks.

Lets see those numbers stay that strong, which isn't really strong either. Give it a couple more months, and sales will decrease a ton. Who wants to wager 5 on that?

shakey said,
Lets see those numbers stay that strong, which isn't really strong either. Give it a couple more months, and sales will decrease a ton. Who wants to wager 5 on that?

In fact, it is the trouble, those numbers are not strong right now.

Ipad sold 300k units the very first day and now is about 5k-6k x day. Hype is gone then sales are gone too.


I had to go to my local FedEx office on Friday to pick up a replacement phone (ENV3) from my carrier and was holding my "You were not home when we tried to deliver" slip and was asked before they looked at it if I was pickup an iPad as well.

There was someone there who was getting his and as the guy was returning with our packages, he casually mentioned to the customer next to me that they had just over 200 iPads delivered on Friday. These were not for retail either, just private parties which had ordered them. I was sort of surprised that in my town which is a 99.5% PC and .5% Apple community that there were so many for that day alone.

No surprise on the total sales though.

Oh boy, 1 million. It's amazing how many sheep will gladly rush out and throw away their money for the latest and greatest, priced well more than it's actually worth, apple product.

seems like Apple fanboys will buy anything. next year Apple is coming out with toilet paper called iWipe and its expected to sell a million in first week.

SputnikGamer said,

Look mommy! I can do it too!
/start trolling
Better than the windows version that is loaded with viruses like gonorrhea
/end trolling

Nobody brought up viruses. If you've got nothing to add to the discussion, you're the troll by posting this drivel.

NeoTrunks said,

Nobody brought up viruses. If you've got nothing to add to the discussion, you're the troll by posting this drivel.

dont get your panties in a bunch. i ment to reply to the person you replied to and thanks for the report captain obvious. over course my post was a troll post. did you miss the more than obvious part where it says that i was starting to troll followed a bit later by the end trolling part?

Well that's 1 million happy owners. Being on a website addressed to enthusiasts though , you can get rid of the shallow argument ' people are buying it , they're not wrong' .
Unless you're watching 4:3 movies , well there's a problem ! For this price point , it should be what it's advertised , a versatile MEDIA product .
Related to the 1st point , of what I am aware , 720p content can't be played back. Also deriving from this , some more space wouldn't hurt. Even the flagship edition has quite limiting quota .
3rdly , wi-fi is fiddly . This is what I've observed in toying with it for 2 hours .
Otherwise , it's a quality product , with a long battery life and content - wise has a flexible approach .

I would sport an iPad if i had the extra cash lying around. And I'm not an Apple fanboy although I can't help it if my company issues its employees iPhones.

Android fanboys on here seem to be filled with so much hate!. I'm guessing it's because they don't have a google tablet to jizz over yet.

The iPad is a great device(although it can be improved):
Over 10 hours battery life
IPS high quality screen.
Decent weight.
Thousands of developers and lots of media content.
Easy jailbreak.

I will be getting an iPad when it's released in Europe, and probally an android tablet(whenever that will be)

acnpt said,
Android fanboys on here seem to be filled with so much hate!. I'm guessing it's because they don't have a google tablet to jizz over yet.

The iPad is a great device(although it can be improved):
Over 10 hours battery life
IPS high quality screen.
Decent weight.
Thousands of developers and lots of media content.
Easy jailbreak.

I will be getting an iPad when it's released in Europe, and probally an android tablet(whenever that will be)

But Apple reserves the right to block your device if it is jailbroken and has done so in the past.

acnpt said,
Android fanboys on here seem to be filled with so much hate!. I'm guessing it's because they don't have a google tablet to jizz over yet.

The iPad is a great device(although it can be improved):
Over 10 hours battery life
IPS high quality screen.
Decent weight.
Thousands of developers and lots of media content.
Easy jailbreak.

I will be getting an iPad when it's released in Europe, and probally an android tablet(whenever that will be)

Really, a high quality screen with barely the res a TV gives you?
The device is only showing how people will flock to something that has no viable use to them, other than the, I got a new Apple product.

shakey said,

Really, a high quality screen with barely the res a TV gives you?
The device is only showing how people will flock to something that has no viable use to them, other than the, I got a new Apple product.

DO you know what you are talking about? Go and google the PPI of an iPad and TV
the 42inch 1080p TV has about 52PPi (Pixels per inch) while the iPad has 132PPI, so although it has a res of 1024x768 it's quality is much better than most of the bigger screens and monitors out there on the market.

Euphoria said,

DO you know what you are talking about? Go and google the PPI of an iPad and TV
the 42inch 1080p TV has about 52PPi (Pixels per inch) while the iPad has 132PPI, so although it has a res of 1024x768 it's quality is much better than most of the bigger screens and monitors out there on the market.


So can your screen display 720 or 1080p or i? Sorry, can't see what you're saying on such a low res...

shakey said,


So can your screen display 720 or 1080p or i? Sorry, can't see what you're saying on such a low res...


Why would you want to display 720p or 1080p Resolution on a 9 inch screen,.... actually let me rephrase this: why would you want to display 1080p movies on anything less than 37 or even 32inch screen if you are that picky

techbeck said,

But Apple reserves the right to block your device if it is jailbroken and has done so in the past.

Not applicable to this device unless you get the wireless ones.

I think the product looks really cool, but I just don't have a use for this particular product. I wonder if they can keep the sales figures up. And I don't see what the Ipad can do and my Iphone can't. If you ask me, my Iphone can do more.

Agreed 100%. Everyone seems to be willing to take Apple's word on "1 million sold = success" when ANY third party analysis before the release of the iPad would have made it clear these are abysmally disappointing numbers when the latest sales/day are projected through the rest of the year. When you remove the early adopter/mac fan pre-sale bubble, the iPad is NOT winning over broad consumers. Nor should it. It is grossly under-featured and under-powered in every way. I look forward to competing products and the iPad v3+

excalpius said,
Agreed 100%. Everyone seems to be willing to take Apple's word on "1 million sold = success" when ANY third party analysis before the release of the iPad would have made it clear these are abysmally disappointing numbers when the latest sales/day are projected through the rest of the year. When you remove the early adopter/mac fan pre-sale bubble, the iPad is NOT winning over broad consumers. Nor should it. It is grossly under-featured and under-powered in every way. I look forward to competing products and the iPad v3+

The thing is that from a business stand point. the iPad was a success. They have made their money back and then some and as a company, that is really all that matters.

SputnikGamer said,

The thing is that from a business stand point. the iPad was a success. They have made their money back and then some and as a company, that is really all that matters.

And the lowering of expectations game continues...

Selling a million is all well and good, the thing is, can you keep selling a million every month or so? Or will the fad run off and sales drop? With all the hype this had it'd be a surprise if they didn't sell this much at least.

The iPad was always going to be a success.

Sadly for me (well luckily, as I won't need to spend any money on it) it's a device I have absolutely no use for. Same applies to Windows tablets.

Good for them... seriously. even if I'm a hater.

The only thing ****ing me off right now is that there isn't any competition really.

Mouettus said,
Good for them... seriously. even if I'm a hater.

The only thing ****ing me off right now is that there isn't any competition really.


Yeah, iPad has the ability to stay up to 10 hours, something that any tablet or netbook can not do.

Rudy said,
And people said it would fail because it didn't have a "desktop" OS lol

Lets be honest, as long as it's got an Apple logo on it no matter what it is, it's always going to sell millions.

ZakO said,

Lets be honest, as long as it's got an Apple logo on it no matter what it is, it's always going to sell millions.

Given their markets, Apple TV and the Macbook Air didn't see the same level of acceptance.

giga said,

Given their markets, Apple TV and the Macbook Air didn't see the same level of acceptance.
+1
Apple products don't sell just because they're Apple products. I love how people don't want to admit something is good so they just bash the people who bought it

Rudy said,
+1
Apple products don't sell just because they're Apple products. I love how people don't want to admit something is good so they just bash the people who bought it

No, the only apple products that sell seem to be ones people can touch, and for some reason, people just go gaga over something shiny that they can touch. Such a limited device, i bet those who bought it rarely use it as they thought they would.

shakey said,

i bet those who bought it rarely use it as they thought they would.

I bet that those who troll here are the ones who've never worked on one nor want to work on one, so your critic/review of this product is as relevant as me writing an article on first hand space travel.

Euphoria said,

I bet that those who troll here are the ones who've never worked on one nor want to work on one, so your critic/review of this product is as relevant as me writing an article on first hand space travel.

I have no use for it. I'll read paper back books, watch movies on a real size screen, and make calls on a phone. I'm not so attached to this "online world" that I need to be synced to email and tweets 24/7 just so I think I'm not missing out on something in life that coudn't just wait. If I want to play a game, I'll use a DS or PSP, and anything else it offers is just glitter for the sparkle lovers.

shakey said,

I have no use for it. I'll read paper back books, watch movies on a real size screen, and make calls on a phone. I'm not so attached to this "online world" that I need to be synced to email and tweets 24/7 just so I think I'm not missing out on something in life that coudn't just wait. If I want to play a game, I'll use a DS or PSP, and anything else it offers is just glitter for the sparkle lovers.

You have just proven Euphoria's point. You "review" of the device has no value to it.

Yeah, I'm sort of surprised they didn't wait until WWDC to announce this. They normally have all kinds of sales figures at the start of their keynote.

what said,
Yeah, I'm sort of surprised they didn't wait until WWDC to announce this. They normally have all kinds of sales figures at the start of their keynote.

It will probably be 2 million by then. The iPad hasn't even been released internationally yet

java2beans said,
I still think it's no more useful than an iPhone.

Is it supposed to be? The iPhone is very useful, and is constrained, kinda, by it's size.

Dont really care how big it is...waiting on an Android based tablet to come out and I will get that. I dont want to be limited on what I can and cannot do. Either that or a good Win7 tablet. Both are in the works and hopefully coming soon!

java2beans said,
I still think it's no more useful than an iPhone.

Much easier to browse most web sites on a 10" 1024x768 screen than on a 3" screen at less than 1/4 that resolution.

techbeck said,
Dont really care how big it is...waiting on an Android based tablet to come out and I will get that. I dont want to be limited on what I can and cannot do. Either that or a good Win7 tablet. Both are in the works and hopefully coming soon!

Because Android will limit you too.

ccoltmanm said,

Because Android will limit you too.

Prove it and stop spouting off random words. Android/Googles model is to be open...doubt it will change anytime soon if at all.

ccoltmanm said,

Because Android will limit you too.

Android lets developers and users do anything on its platform, build anything and install anything from anywhere, it's not locked down like i****e is.

thealexweb said,

Android lets developers and users do anything on its platform, build anything and install anything from anywhere, it's not locked down like i****e is.

Are you really blinded by your ignorance that much or is that stupidity? Other than change your background, what exactly is it that you cannot do that you need to do on an iPhone/iPad/iTouch? Look up an just about anything on their store and you will find an app for it. The exact same apps you will find on the Android markets. Multitask? That is already coming so next argument please. Porn on an iPhone, use the browser like anyone with a bit of common sense would use. Try and argument that actually makes sense for a change. As an end user, why do you care what it is programmed in. All it should do is work. If you fart app was made using Flash would it be any better? Get off your anti Apple platform and think for yourself instead of letting all the trolls do it for you. If Apple's products were so locked down I wouldn't be able to find any app I want.

I'm a big Apple anti-fanboy. As such I usually criticize their product offerings for being lackluster or not innovative enough (as the iPad clearly is). But I have to admit I'll tip my hat to them. They never cease to amaze me with their ability to sell practically anything at all.

The craziest part of all of this too is that they are showing there is HUGE money in the Tablet PC arena and Microsoft and their partners are all walking away from the market...

Frazell Thomas said,

The craziest part of all of this too is that they are showing there is HUGE money in the Tablet PC arena and Microsoft and their partners are all walking away from the market...

yes, it seems a bit odd, but I don't think Microsoft would over look this. I think there sitting on something, or just don't wont to get involved in a fad until it's a market witch seems to have a big impact on the way we compute. touch is good, but you can live without it, and I'm happy with a mouse and key board for now.

Frazell Thomas said,

The craziest part of all of this too is that they are showing there is HUGE money in the Tablet PC arena and Microsoft and their partners are all walking away from the market...

If there is money to be made, somebody will jump in the arena pretty soon.

There are a few android based tablets in the works that look pretty cool. Cant wait until they start showing more info one them.

I am looking forward to an iPad that runs OS X and has all of the hardware and features I expected in the first release. The MaxiPad is what I'm waiting to buy. 8)

No it doesn't. The first month is all early adopter/mac fans/pre-orders. Since they claimed it was 300,000 or so in the first few days of release, even a simple analysis indicates that the average sales per day over the remaining month have been paltry to say the least.

excalpius said,
No it doesn't. The first month is all early adopter/mac fans/pre-orders. Since they claimed it was 300,000 or so in the first few days of release, even a simple analysis indicates that the average sales per day over the remaining month have been paltry to say the least.

Im not sure how between 25k and 30k sales per day for the rest of the month is paltry but ok..

neufuse said,
why do I feel like I'm the only one that doesn't understand how this device is so "magical"?

Either you're not an Apple fanboy or you're not fanboy enough.

neufuse said,
why do I feel like I'm the only one that doesn't understand how this device is so "magical"?

You're not alone. But anything Apple makes has a certain alure to it. They can sell anything. So I guess the magical part is their ability to sell so many.

java2beans said,

Either you're not an Apple fanboy or you're not fanboy enough.

Or maybe because we are not, unfortunately I would add, Apple shareholders?....... (-:

Fritzly said,

Or maybe because we are not, unfortunately I would add, Apple shareholders?....... (-:

I'm sure Apple Shareholders think it is magical... haha. Well, if you don't think the features it ships with are magical, you are definitely not alone. However, Apple's marketing has been successful enough to sell enough units to almost ensure the future success of the product and of the apps developed for it. When the competition makes it to market it will be behind and no one will want something that doesn't have all the "apps" that the iPad has.

neufuse said,
why do I feel like I'm the only one that doesn't understand how this device is so "magical"?

Neither do I... And with its features its too exepensive

java2beans said,

Either you're not an Apple fanboy or you're not fanboy enough.


Maybe we like to buy products that have some usefulness to us, then buy something just because of it's brand name.

neufuse said,
why do I feel like I'm the only one that doesn't understand how this device is so "magical"?

I didn't either until I read this article. A device that offers no real advantage over anything already in the marketplace (like most every product ever released by Apple) and somehow they've moved a million units in less than a month. In one way it's unfortunate that consumers aren't demadning/expecting any better. But in another way it's sort of fascianting to watch. Apple could put a bow on a 56k modem and it would sell. That's the magic of the Apple logo.

C_Guy said,

I didn't either until I read this article. A device that offers no real advantage over anything already in the marketplace (like most every product ever released by Apple) and somehow they've moved a million units in less than a month. In one way it's unfortunate that consumers aren't demadning/expecting any better. But in another way it's sort of fascianting to watch. Apple could put a bow on a 56k modem and it would sell. That's the magic of the Apple logo.

In a world where the average IQ barely beats 90, its not surprising people fall for shiny things. People will put up with crap and horrible companies, just because they think they need/want some item. It's a sad materialistic world we live in.

Edited by shakey, May 3 2010, 4:36pm :

shakey said,

In a world where the average IQ barely beats 90, its not surprising people fall for shiny things. People will put up with crap and horrible companies, just because they think they need/want some item. It's a sad materialistic world we live in.

Anyone with a low IQ wouldn't have the income to support buying an iPad.

NeoTrunks said,

Anyone with a low IQ wouldn't have the income to support buying an iPad.

That couldn't be farthest from the truth.... rich does not mean smart.

shakey said,

That couldn't be farthest from the truth.... rich does not mean smart.

Granted, but there are not that many rich people with an IQ that low. Can you not just concede that there are people who are of able mind that simply wanted to buy and could afford an iPad?

And to those that say it's just a large iPod Touch, yes, technically you're right. But, as a dev, or even a user that's used the specific apps, you can see that there's a lot more usability that comes from a larger screen.

NeoTrunks said,

Granted, but there are not that many rich people with an IQ that low. Can you not just concede that there are people who are of able mind that simply wanted to buy and could afford an iPad?

And to those that say it's just a large iPod Touch, yes, technically you're right. But, as a dev, or even a user that's used the specific apps, you can see that there's a lot more usability that comes from a larger screen.

The mean score is 100 with 85-114 being average intelligence. 90 is fine. It's certainly enough to engage in shady derivatives trading, selling cars, or whatever you may wish to do.

Edited by Eric, May 5 2010, 1:48am :

Sorry I can't help it

Microsoft fanboys who were all insulting the ipad and predicting it was going to be a big failure even though it was obvious that it was great and nice, what are your words now? Don't insult good things just cause the company creating it is a company you hate all good things have great rewards just as Windows 7 and iphone had.

Pestbest said,
Sorry I can't help it

Microsoft fanboys who were all insulting the ipad and predicting it was going to be a big failure even though it was obvious that it was great and nice, what are your words now? Don't insult good things just cause the company creating it is a company you hate all good things have great rewards just as Windows 7 and iphone had.

My words are still here. I think its a POS that has features that should of came in the first version by default. Its a limited platform which Apple is continuing to tighten up and get away with it because of all the Apple fanboys take it and buy anything Apple throws at them.

We have our opinions just like you have yours.

Edited by techbeck, May 3 2010, 2:03pm :

nub said,
Still sucks. Just because people buy something doesn't mean its good.

That is your personal opinion, and apparently majority does not agree with you.

nub said,
Still sucks. Just because people buy something doesn't mean its good.

It's not really a good or bad issue. It's more of a question of "Who needs one ?"

If you think an IPad will be useful to you and you don't need the 500$, go for it.

But at this point, I think all the people that need to have one just because they want everything that is new and shiny, have one now. The sale will start to fizzle, because the peope who will really need one for something useful, will be a lot more limited.

Uh.... Hang on there a minute mate before you start insulting people you better get your facts straight. It wasn't only Microsoft users who thought the Ipad was going to be a failure, it was Apple users as well. Correct me if I'm wrong but in a article on this very website there was a pool, that most people who brought the Ipad also had Windows on there Mac or PC.

Euphoria said,

That is your personal opinion, and apparently majority does not agree with you.

Define majority. The majority of people in the world who knows about the iPad, or the majority of the people on Neowin? Well, doesnt really matter since you dont have any facts to backup your statement.

Captain555 said,

It's not really a good or bad issue. It's more of a question of "Who needs one ?"
If you think an IPad will be useful to you and you don't need the 500$, go for it.

Apparently people that need a light device with long battery life for reading, surfing the net, doing research and other basic things on the go, find it worth the $500.

It is not just the hardware but also the responsiveness and simplicity of the OS. You can get on the net quite fast or read a book or check your email on a bigger and brighter screen without the need to zoom in and out 100 times as you read an article, and without the need to recharge your battery every 3 - 4 hours or wait for a full blown OS to boot.
I tried it out and I like it, everything is available on the touch. Is very responsive and intuitive.

Great job Apple!

Euphoria said,
That is your personal opinion

No ****, Sherlock.

Euphoria said,
and apparently majority does not agree with you.

Yeah, because, obviously, the majority of people have an iPad. Riiight.

Edited by brentaal, May 3 2010, 2:18pm :

techbeck said,

Define majority. The majority of people in the world who knows about the iPad, or the majority of the people on Neowin? Well, doesnt really matter since you dont have any facts to backup your statement.

Well 1 million sales in the US in 28 days exceeds the sales of any tablet or mobile device. You be the judge.....

Euphoria said,

Well 1 million sales in the US in 28 days exceeds the sales of any tablet or mobile device. You be the judge.....

thats not proving ****. There are over 1 million people living in the US...and there are over 1 million people who do not like Apple or their products. So yea, the majority does not agree that the iPad is a good device. In fact, its impossible to say either way

Edited by techbeck, May 3 2010, 2:02pm :

techbeck said,

thats not proving ****. There are over 1 million people living in the US...and there are over 1 million people who do not like Apple or their products. So yea, the majority does not agree that the iPad is a good device. In fact, its impossible to say either way

Using your logic I can say that majority does not like any of the Google, MS mobile and media products and that they are useless trash....

Euphoria said,

Using your logic I can say that majority does not like any of the Google, MS mobile and media products and that they are useless trash....

But yet, I am not the one claiming or saying that the majority likes Google/MS products now am I.

techbeck said,

But yet, I am not the one claiming or saying that the majority likes Google/MS products now am I.

Yet you are bold enough to call anyone that purchases the iPad a fanboy.
A bit hypocritical if you ask me.
You are one of those people that will trash anything that comes from apple no matter what market research analyst and product users themselves say.
There are some private schools that purchased iPads for all of their students and there are many medical institutions that are developing apps and that are seeing great potential form this product. Does your "Apple fanboy" comment also include them.

Euphoria said,

Yet you are bold enough to call anyone that purchases the iPad a fanboy.
A bit hypocritical if you ask me.
You are one of those people that will trash anything that comes from apple no matter what market research analyst and product users themselves say.
There are some private schools that purchased iPads for all of their students and there are many medical institutions that are developing apps and that are seeing great potential form this product. Does your "Apple fanboy" comment also include them.

Way to dodge why I originally commented to you in the first place...

Fanboys buy anything Apple no matter what it is. I thats all medical institutions have to choose from, all the power to them and those are not really fanboys.

And you are acting like my dislike towards Apple is shocking. I have always been like that but showing me dislike towards apple makes me a hypocrite? How so? Call me a Android fanboy all you will...I wont deny it as I like to have more options and do what I want. If I was a hypocrite, I would claim I wasnt a Android fanboy while calling all apple users fanboys.

Get your facts straight before trying to label me as something.

I'm sorry, but given the hype, previous sales patterns with Apple, etc. I consider only 1 million sold in the first month a clear fail for the iPad. Apple PR and marketing has a done a fantastic job of spinning low volume sales into "unable to meet demand" etc. but by any objective analysis these are pathetic numbers for a new "state-of-the-art" iPod release. Jobs craftily tries to compare these sales figures with the first generation iPhone, which was a thoroughly unknown quantity in every way when it was released. But the iPad is a big iPod Touch, not an iPhone in any way, and by any reasonable measurement, this early adopter sales figure shows just how weak the iPad really is.

I love my iPod Touch btw, but I can be objective and see through the spin. Can you?

techbeck said,
Yea, look at Toyota....

That has nothing to do with the subject. It's not because the spotlights were on them for a few months that they are the worse. Actually, they're still the best out there in terms of quality. If it's not the leader, then it's in the top 3, very very easily.

About the iPad, the first comment pretty much nailed it. And even though Apple blocks just a few amount of apps, there will be like 50 000 apps by next year just for the iPad So it will give consumers even more reasons to buy it, and the iPad V2 will be out also.

I hope it will include a Finder application, because it will be able to have about 128GB of data, multitask, and well, they NEED to include a file manager if they want it to kill the netbook market IMO.

techbeck said,

Its a limited platform which Apple is continuing to tighten up and get away with it because of all the Apple fanboys take it and buy anything Apple throws at them.

I find your comment quite ignorant and childish. I am sick of people starting this stupid arguments every time there is a positive news on any of the Apple products.
I did not know that Neowin has become a place where Android and MS fanboys come to express their frustrations and dislikes... I did not hear you complaining when Google hold up the Android 2.1 release for the Droid for months, nor when it became public that Nexus One has a subpar screen and that images are being converted to 16bit colors.... anyway I wont even go there.....

Euphoria said,

That is your personal opinion, and apparently majority does not agree with you.

"When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other."

Euphoria said,

I find your comment quite ignorant and childish. I am sick of people starting this stupid arguments every time there is a positive news on any of the Apple products.
I did not know that Neowin has become a place where Android and MS fanboys come to express their frustrations and dislikes... I did not hear you complaining when Google hold up the Android 2.1 release for the Droid for months, nor when it became public that Nexus One has a subpar screen and that images are being converted to 16bit colors.... anyway I wont even go there.....

I doesn't help when people make ignorant comments like this:

Euphoria said,
That is your personal opinion, and apparently majority does not agree with you.

The majority being who? 1 million out of hundreds of millions of potential buyers is not a majority.


I wanted the iPad to fail, since I saw it as a useless product compared to the HP Slate (although the Slate would have had to compromise on battery life and probably size, so I wasn't excited about it either, and now it's been cancelled anyway). Each to his own though, I guess there is a market for it after all.


Credit should be given to Apple marketing, not to the supposed brilliance of the device.

Edited by Minimoose, May 3 2010, 5:30pm :

Pestbest said,
Microsoft fanboys who were all insulting the ipad and predicting it was going to be a big failure
Eh? It wasn't MS fanboys...it was people that thought an oversized iPhone wasn't what either they or the market wanted or needed. That includes Apple fans.


Personally I was interested in the device from day one and since then I've decided I wouldn't mind owning one (not that I do). I also consider myself a bit of a MS fanboy but for the tasks I would use it for I would prefer the iPads OS to Windows 7 any day. Sure it may well be an oversized iPhone but I also happen to love my iPhone and for what I would want to do on it (web, casual games, movies in bed, reading) a larger screen is more than adequate. What I wouldnt want to deal with is Apps in Windows that aren't optimised for touch screen controls.


And no, it wouldn't replace my desktop at all. Hell it probably wouldn't replace a laptop either.

Edited by Smigit, May 3 2010, 5:28pm :

Minimoose said,

The majority being who? 1 million out of hundreds of millions of potential buyers is not a majority.

Let me rephrase this.... proportionally most of the consumers find iPad to be a great product that meets their expectations of what a tablet should be and that takes care of their basic needs.
You can sit here and complain about hoe Slate would have been great, but the point is that HP did not agree with your professional experience, and instead of spending millions of dollars on the Slate , they scrapped the project and cut their losses short.
If you are so unhappy about it you should write to HP instead of trolling this news post with your half ass statements that have nothing to do with the article at stake.

Edited by Euphoria, May 3 2010, 6:04pm :

Hackersoft MS MVP said,

lmao, no it's not. Just keep deluding yourself.

I already tried it out this weekend, and it works great.

Great job on the trolling..... To bad that neowin has been getting more and more trolls over the years... it use to be a cool place to share news, ideas and resolve tech issues. Now is all about who has the bigger e-penis.
Pathetic

Euphoria said,

Old Stevie could crap in a bag, place a lower letter i in front of it, market it as the best thing since sliced bread, and the mac aficionados would be lined up to buy it.

He is God, after all. /s

Euphoria said,

You can sit here and complain about hoe Slate would have been great, but the point is that HP did not agree with your professional experience, and instead of spending millions of dollars on the Slate , they scrapped the project and cut their losses short.
I doubt its cut tbh, just refocused what with the acquisition of Palm a day or two earlier. What we will see though will be closer to an iPad than what the original Slate was to be.

Minimoose said,

I doesn't help when people make ignorant comments like this:

The majority being who? 1 million out of hundreds of millions of potential buyers is not a majority.


I wanted the iPad to fail, since I saw it as a useless product compared to the HP Slate (although the Slate would have had to compromise on battery life and probably size, so I wasn't excited about it either, and now it's been cancelled anyway). Each to his own though, I guess there is a market for it after all.


Credit should be given to Apple marketing, not to the supposed brilliance of the device.

The HP Slate was a fail from the beginning that they decided not to sell it. No compare it to how many iPad were sold and how many will sell in the future. Which one is the fail?

techbeck said,

Yea, look at Toyota....

Toyota doesnt suck, They've jsut had a bad period. This is the first time in their history they've run into problems..