Apple's iPad estimated to have brought in $54M in 6 hours

When Apple's CEO Steve Jobs first unveiled the company's long-awaited and much-hyped tablet device, the tech community as a whole remained somewhat unimpressed. It wasn't quite clear what everybody was expecting to see, but it certainly wasn't the iPad, which ended up causing weeks of arguments and disappointment. Perhaps it was all the rumors which set everybody up for a let-down, as they got rather extreme to say the least, but either way, the initial wow factor simply wasn't there. Whilst a large number of technology enthusiasts continue to let everybody else know about their hatred for the device (as seems to be the trend with anything Apple), the iPad pre-orders that were opened up earlier today indicate that the device might not be such a dud after all.

According to Mashable, a group of people over at the AAPL Sanity board have done the math and come up with an estimate of the iPad pre-order sales today, based on order numbers (which are listed sequentially). What that means is the numbers are in no way accurate, though the estimates have taken other Apple Store orders into account, and have been made from various sources. Victor Castroll, an analyst with the Valcent Financial Group, backed the estimation, and suggested that there have so far been 90,000 pre-orders in the time that has passed since the iPad was made available, with 50,000 in the first two hours, which doesn't include reservations made at local Apple Stores as no order numbers are given.

It'll be interesting to know how well the device really does coming up to launch, as customers aren't charged until an order ships, and there's still a couple of weeks left before the iPad ships. Perhaps sales are genuinely as good as many are saying, though there's really no way to find out for sure. Jobs is usually happy to share sales details when one of Apple's events is held, so we'll be able to get a bit of insight then, whenever that may be.

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Apple has a very good way of going about things, there are so many people willing to buy this just for the fact they are among the first, have too much money and don't care about the limitations. Then they'll come out with a v2 that fixes all of the limitations that are pretty obvious from the start anyway and milk those same customers again. Just like iTouch, iPhone etc and now iPad.

They are the only company I know that are able to sell a product that is severely limited at an inflated price despite the fact that there are alternatives out there that do what every iPad owner will really want.

SyntaxError said,
There's a sucker born every minute. - PT Barnum
A fool and his money are soon parted. - Unknown

Kind of says it all, I think.

You can say the same for every Vista user, once there were 200 million of them :-)

Edited by ilev, Mar 15 2010, 6:43am :

fixxxer2010 said,
these apple users are brainwashed...nothing more.

you sir are correct. The kool-aid is good man. Have a drink? Lol

I can see this thing being a help to people like architects and maybe foremen, but I doubt the average person would ever need it. For consumers, it's just a luxury item.

bjoswald said,
I can see this thing being a help to people like architects and maybe foremen, but I doubt the average person would ever need it. For consumers, it's just a luxury item.

I want it for bathroom reading. Holding it with one hand.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. My humble opinion is that the iPad is a bridge device to a format which I think will ultimately be very successful. I can easily see something like this replacing a laptop for lots of people provided the applications are right - and judging by just how flexible and powerful the iPhone is for developing on, it's clear that something based on the same tech but larger and more powerful is going to as good as, if not better.

I don't personally have any interest in the iPad and have zero requirement for it.. but I'm interested to see what it develops into longer term.

No. Not in the modern world of worldwide consumer electronics. It's chump-change in that arena.

These figures represent niche sales, presumably by people who are buying the promise of the tech without having touched the reality of the product.

The real test is how sales look a few weeks after the product is in the wild.

excalpius said,
No. Not in the modern world of worldwide consumer electronics. It's chump-change in that arena.

These figures represent niche sales, presumably by people who are buying the promise of the tech without having touched the reality of the product.

The real test is how sales look a few weeks after the product is in the wild.

And how many ZuneHD where sold in the last year ? less than 120,000. Who bought them ? people who bought the promise of the tech that never arrived.

excalpius said,
No. Not in the modern world of worldwide consumer electronics. It's chump-change in that arena.

These figures represent niche sales, presumably by people who are buying the promise of the tech without having touched the reality of the product.

The real test is how sales look a few weeks after the product is in the wild.


Although the device was not on sale till last friday, it has been advertised and marketed heavily for the past two months. A lot of people had ample time to make up their minds. Statistically, these figures do not have much of a value and it is not indicative of a trend. We need to wait one or two months to derive any conclusions.

zagor said,

Statistically, these figures do not have much of a value and it is not indicative of a trend. We need to wait one or two months to derive any conclusions.

Precisely. Anyone who says otherwise is trying to sell (or un-sell) something.

After reading the article and tons of comments the only truly simple reply I can possible think of to fit perfectly on the two is:

lolwat

I think Apple will leave the desktop PC industry and focus on the mobile device market.

I also think Mark Shuttleworth will leave Canonical to pursue other interests.

(Yes, I know the second one is unrelated to Apple.)

What's funny to me is how Bill Gates would harp on about tablet PCs being the future way back when, and now Steve Jobs beat him to the punch. At this point, the Apple fans would eat granola out of Steve Jobs' iShoes.

bjoswald said,
What's funny to me is how Bill Gates would harp on about tablet PCs being the future way back when, and now Steve Jobs beat him to the punch. At this point, the Apple fans would eat granola out of Steve Jobs' iShoes.

No, the funny part is that while Gates was harping on about tablets, Jobs was persistently going on record mocking the whole market, saying tablets served no purpose and would never be anything but a rich man's toy.

This isn't just Jobs beating Microsoft (not Gates, Gates no longer runs MS) to the punch. This is Jobs doing a total about-face, pretending the past 10 years simply didn't happen, and still having the nerve to act like the iPad is something the world has been waiting for.

It's the sort of about-face you'd expect from a Republican pushing individual mandates 15 years ago and calling them unconstitutional today.

Actually, I make an awful lot of comparisons between Apple and the Republican party. Mostly for funzies, cuz Apple users tend to be a bunch of hippies.

thornz0 said,
Wow, just wow. Less features than similar / upcoming products, higher price tag, and mac fans still eat it up.

Less features? What is it missing other than a stupid webcam and flash? I have a webcam on my vaio and rarely need to chat with anybody via video. Windows tablets have failed for years and the tech nerds still do not get it. Touch screens need touch optimized software and os. The iPhone os based on a modified os x, us plenty powerful. It's all about software.

Kingv84 said,

Less features? What is it missing other than a stupid webcam and flash? I have a webcam on my vaio and rarely need to chat with anybody via video. Windows tablets have failed for years and the tech nerds still do not get it. Touch screens need touch optimized software and os. The iPhone os based on a modified os x, us plenty powerful. It's all about software.


Windows tablets are full-featured laptops. And they are not a failure. The intended audience is quite different. And if it was a failed device, you wouldn't see lenovo, hp, toshiba, dell still selling them. If you want to make a fair comparison, you must compare Ipad to netbooks. That is the market apple is going after.

Kingv84 said,

Less features? What is it missing other than a stupid webcam and flash? I have a webcam on my vaio and rarely need to chat with anybody via video. Windows tablets have failed for years and the tech nerds still do not get it. Touch screens need touch optimized software and os. The iPhone os based on a modified os x, us plenty powerful. It's all about software.

widescreen factor
keyboard.
multitask
webcam (already mentioned).
flash (already mentioned).
Video out
card reader.
usb/lan/expansion port (such to connect a cd/dvd).
Removable battery.

Magallanes said,

widescreen factor
keyboard.
multitask
webcam (already mentioned).
flash (already mentioned).
Video out
card reader.
usb/lan/expansion port (such to connect a cd/dvd).
Removable battery.

it has video out. Why would you need a cd/ DVD drive. If you are going to need all that stick with a laptop. You still do not get what the iPad is for. It is for media consumption and touch based apps designed for the touch screen.

Kingv84 said,

it has video out. Why would you need a cd/ DVD drive. If you are going to need all that stick with a laptop. You still do not get what the iPad is for. It is for media consumption and touch based apps designed for the touch screen.


media? hulu, netflix, epix hd ....

zagor said,

Windows tablets are full-featured laptops. And they are not a failure. The intended audience is quite different. And if it was a failed device, you wouldn't see lenovo, hp, toshiba, dell still selling them. If you want to make a fair comparison, you must compare Ipad to netbooks. That is the market apple is going after.

You can not compare the iPad with a netbook either. The iPad is intended to be for media consumption. Funny thing is HP is placing their fully featured windows tablet against the iPad. So which market is it competing again? The tablet market.

zagor said,

media? hulu, netflix, epix hd ....

Hulu is going to have a iPad app and netflix is testing the waters soon too. The iPad is not a stand alone computer. How many times are people going to think it is.

Kingv84 said,

Hulu is going to have a iPad app and netflix is testing the waters soon too. The iPad is not a stand alone computer. How many times are people going to think it is.

People are going to think it every time an iPad apologist points out it will have productivity software (iWorks or whatever). As long as people point at that, it competes with the netbook, which IS an internet consumption device. Netbooks are designed for email, web browsing, simple media consumption (they do streaming video just fine). The iPad is literally a netbook that offers a touch screen instead of a keyboard. Applications will then accomodate (but not 140,000--any GPS-dependent apps will be useless without the 3G model).

The funny thing is the people who talk about the screen size of a netbook vs. the iPad for media consumption. Well I did the math, kids. If the iPad has a 9.7" 4:3 screen, wide screen video on it will be literally reduced to the size of an 8.9" 16:9 display--or the smallest form-factor netbook (most now are 10.1").

That's right. Wide screen streaming video on a crappy EeePC 900 will be just as big as, and without the wasted black bar space of, watching it on an iPad. Woo.

Kingv84 said,

Hulu is going to have a iPad app and netflix is testing the waters soon too. The iPad is not a stand alone computer. How many times are people going to think it is.


I think hulu, netflix and many other content providers will wait for some time to release any Ipad app. Unless Ipad reaches a critical mass, I don't think they will release anything.

It is funny how you claim that Ipad is not a standalone device and yet justify a price tag of $500. If it is a media consumption device, it better be good at it. Think about it, two types of media may probably warrant for a standalone device. Movies and written media. While Ipad has access to some video content, it is pretty much limited compared to what you can access with a netbook. For the other types of media, you already have iphone or ipod touch.

zagor said,

I think hulu, netflix and many other content providers will wait for some time to release any Ipad app. Unless Ipad reaches a critical mass, I don't think they will release anything.

It is funny how you claim that Ipad is not a standalone device and yet justify a price tag of $500. If it is a media consumption device, it better be good at it. Think about it, two types of media may probably warrant for a standalone device. Movies and written media. While Ipad has access to some video content, it is pretty much limited compared to what you can access with a netbook. For the other types of media, you already have iphone or ipod touch.

You still do not get the device. The point here is a netbook is a standalone device. The iPad requires you to have a main computer system. It is an instant on device designed around touch and simplicity. It's not meant to be your be all replacement for your computer. I keep saying it over and over, it is all about the experience and software integration.

Oh God come on people are you kidding me??? What happened to boycotting the iPad? Now you go and give Apple $54 million. Everyone was supposed to be unimpressed by it and you were supposed to show Apple that this device won't succeed, well that's all out the window now thanks to you pre-order-happy people....

I don't know where this $54M number is coming from. Sounds like some weird accounting algebra to me. Assuming that all the 50k orders were for ipad and assuming half of those orders for two units and assuming that apple makes $250 per unit, probably than, you can get that number. This assumes that apple didn't sell anything but ipad.

I hope this generation will fail. And Apple will come up with something better and cheaper.

The iPad first gen has already failed. You are all debating Apple spin on what is a VERY disappointing first day of sales. In a few weeks, this is tracking as a dud.

excalpius said,
The iPad first gen has already failed. You are all debating Apple spin on what is a VERY disappointing first day of sales. In a few weeks, this is tracking as a dud.

50,000 units in the first 2 hours and 120,000 in the FIRST DAY. I'd say those are pretty good numbers for a device most people can't even touch yet. Apple looks like it's on its way to sell half a million of these before the general public can even lay their hands on this thing.

You're drinking the Koolaid. These are VERY disappointing numbers compared to the iPhone and other more impressive pieces of technology.

Just wait and see where sales are in a few weeks, once the people who will buy anything Apple makes (no matter what) are finished ordering and we can gauge actual consumer demand.

/me looks at his iPod Touch 1st Gen without mic and slower processor ..... nahh what the heck, if I can raise the money why not?

Draken said,
/me looks at his iPod Touch 1st Gen without mic and slower processor ..... nahh what the heck, if I can raise the money why not?

I bet you had plenty of enjoyment with your 1st Gen iPod Touch. I rather spend some plenty of good time with a device then wait a long time for a next Gen versions with features we do not even know if its going to get it. + 1

Draken said,
/me looks at his iPod Touch 1st Gen without mic and slower processor ..... nahh what the heck, if I can raise the money why not?

But the ability to use any (car) charger is a good trade-off. That's the one thing I wish I could change about my 2g iPod Touch...

"indicate that the device might not be such a dud after all."
Just like the Apple nuts like to say about Windows...Just because it sells a lot doesn't make it better.

speedstr3789 said,
"indicate that the device might not be such a dud after all."
Just like the Apple nuts like to say about Windows...Just because it sells a lot doesn't make it better.

But the different thing about Windows, it is installed on consumers PCs even if they do not want the Operating system, for example, Vista?. The iPad, nobody is forcing you to buy it, you buy it if the device meets your needs.

Well you aren't really forced to buy a Windows based machine. If the user hates it they can go for a Mac and there is ways to get Linux although I do realise that any user opting for Linux more often than not won't be your average Joe.

I know people will then say "but my games or apps wont run on a mac" or whatever which to me indicates they want/need Windows anyway...even if only for a subset of their tasks.

Edited by Smigit, Mar 13 2010, 3:11pm :

Smigit said,
Well you aren't really forced to buy a Windows based machine. If the user hates it they can go for a Mac and there is ways to get Linux although I do realise that any user opting for Linux more often than not won't be your average Joe.

I know people will then say "but my games or apps wont run on a mac" or whatever which to me indicates they want/need Windows anyway...even if only for a subset of their tasks.

The business world uses Windows computers. It is unavoidable. Well, for most people with jobs it is unavoidable. I guess people who don't work in the tech industry, or live at home with their mum can avoid it.

Edited by Shadrack, Mar 13 2010, 5:05pm :

speedstr3789 said,
.Just because it sells a lot doesn't make it better.

Actually, 50,000 units sold in the first day is NOT a lot in the modern world of consumer electronics. And for an APPLE uber-release (re: heavily niche targeted so diehard purchasers buying on day 1), it's positively abysmal IMHO.

Anyone have comparisons with other Apple releases? For example, the IPHONE, which was a groundbreaking release.

excalpius said,

Actually, 50,000 units sold in the first day is NOT a lot in the modern world of consumer electronics. And for an APPLE uber-release (re: heavily niche targeted so diehard purchasers buying on day 1), it's positively abysmal IMHO.

Anyone have comparisons with other Apple releases? For example, the IPHONE, which was a groundbreaking release.

Actually, 50,000 is the number for 2 hours and 120,000 units is the estimate for the 1st day. In other words, Apple is likely to sell between a half million and a million before it is even available to touch (2 weeks) and you continue to use your poor reading comprehension as a method to bash Apple.

Kingv84 said,

But the different thing about Windows, it is installed on consumers PCs even if they do not want the Operating system, for example, Vista?. The iPad, nobody is forcing you to buy it, you buy it if the device meets your needs.

This is a commonly-referenced logical fallacy. Windows 1.0 didn't come automatically successful and pre-installed on office PCs. Windows had to be successful before it could become a standard, and it had to earn its place on stores' shelves before MS could be anti-competitive about keeping that shelf space to itself.

Windows was a success before it was a default. Arguments like yours frequently ignore this basic common sense. I guess it's a pride thing.

Edited by Joshie, Mar 14 2010, 12:27am :

Joshie said,

This is a commonly-referenced logical fallacy. Windows 1.0 didn't come automatically successful and pre-installed on office PCs. Windows had to be successful before it could become a standard, and it had to earn its place on stores' shelves before MS could be anti-competitive about keeping that shelf space to itself.

Windows was a success before it was a default. Arguments like yours frequently ignore this basic common sense. I guess it's a pride thing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Microsoft

Not to pick, but you make it seem like Microsoft got to where it is on the sheer merits of its products, which is not the case.

Edited by Kookaburra, Mar 14 2010, 1:30am :

Kookaburra said,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Microsoft

Not to pick, but you make it seem like Microsoft got to where it is on the sheer merits of its products, which is not the case.

Not to pick, but you don't seem to know how to read. Nowhere in that anti-trust case info does it counter what I said. The wide-spread use of Windows 3.x and its overwhelming dominance vs. Mac OS at the time has nothing to do with a misguided trial that paid too much attention to a false accusation of tying and not enough attention to where MS actually was anticompetitive (rebates to OEMs).

Again, notice where I said that Windows had to be successful before it could be anti-competitive. An upstart has no leverage with OEMs. MS had to have leverage. That only comes with success.

Logic! Wield some.

Edited by Joshie, Mar 14 2010, 2:04am :

Joshie said,

Not to pick, but you don't seem to know how to read. Nowhere in that anti-trust case info does it counter what I said. The wide-spread use of Windows 3.x and its overwhelming dominance vs. Mac OS at the time has nothing to do with a misguided trial that paid too much attention to a false accusation of tying and not enough attention to where MS actually was anticompetitive (rebates to OEMs).

Again, notice where I said that Windows had to be successful before it could be anti-competitive. An upstart has no leverage with OEMs. MS had to have leverage. That only comes with success.

Logic! Wield some.

Fine. You win. Obviously from looking around here the past day or so, and seeing an entire fell swoop of about half a dozen of my comments deleted for no good reason other than my defending the merits of a product in an article -about that product-, because I was "trying to instigate flaming"...I can see this place isn't the sort of site I want to stick around. That, and I don't feel like having you attack every single post I make. Implying that I can't read, because I offer a counter point. Great attitude, way to foster discussion.

I mean, ****...this place has borderline-illiterate children calling people stupid and anything else they want, for nothing more than pre-ordering a product, and that's perfectly acceptable. Yet counter points receive post deletions and warnings. You seem like a fairly decent and intelligent guy, so I wish you the best. But if I wanted to read the sort of garbage that goes on here, I'd visit 4chan...at least that place is sometimes humorous. =/

Edited by Kookaburra, Mar 14 2010, 2:13am :

dp123 said,

Actually, 50,000 is the number for 2 hours and 120,000 units is the estimate for the 1st day. In other words, Apple is likely to sell between a half million and a million before it is even available to touch (2 weeks) and you continue to use your poor reading comprehension as a method to bash Apple.

And Sony (and other major consumer electronics companies) sell these kinds of numbers daily...and not just to fans who only buy Sony products. Ahem.

I am not "bashing Apple", but simply pointing out that Apple's PR is carefully spinning their low returns and disappointing numbers (when compared to the rest of the consumer electronics world AND their own releases, like the iPhone) and, per usual, the ignorant are letting them get away with it.

Before its announcement, I was looking forward to buying iPads as gifts for my family, but once it was announced, none of them want one.

I expect that by the time they put all the hardware into it that it should have had at this release, I will be interested in buying them en masse again.

excalpius said,

And Sony (and other major consumer electronics companies) sell these kinds of numbers daily...and not just to fans who only buy Sony products. Ahem.

Who has sold 100,000+ tablets in one day before more than a few hundred people have ever touched them? Oh, some other device that doesn't even compare to the iPad like PS3s? Umm, Apple is one of those companies that sells more than this daily. Pre-orders will slow down but to half a million before even being touched in their stores. What's your point?

I am not "bashing Apple", but simply pointing out that Apple's PR is carefully spinning their low returns and disappointing numbers (when compared to the rest of the consumer electronics world AND their own releases, like the iPhone) and, per usual, the ignorant are letting them get away with it.

Considering Apple hasn't done ANYTHING but add a product to their web site -- yeah, you are bashing 'em. What statement has Apple PR put out? What spin on low returns? Disappointing numbers? All we've got is an apple investor who has consistently put together better estimates and numbers on Apple than any other "analyst".

I really hope this product doesn't sell well... If it does, it means that people really will just buy anything with an apple logo on it and thats just embarrassing.

M4x1mus said,
I really hope this product doesn't sell well... If it does, it means that people really will just buy anything with an apple logo on it and thats just embarrassing.

It does not mean anything, it means some people understand the purpose of this device and enjoy for what it is.

Kingv84 said,

It does not mean anything, it means some people understand the purpose of this device and enjoy for what it is.

Except they don't know if they'll enjoy it yet. They haven't handled one. Or even stood in the same room as one. These are people who are willing to commit to a preorder on a first-generation device. Buncha crazies--I never do that stuff. Whether it turns out a quality product or not, there's something wonky about being like "Something I know nothing about except a marketing presentation for the press? WHERE'S MY CREDIT CARD!"

Kingv84 said,

It does not mean anything, it means some people understand the purpose of this device and enjoy for what it is.

And it also means the masses will continue to disregard other products out there that offer or even exceed the same features available with the iPad. I'm kind of tired of Apple having a lot of power on the portable gadget market.

Quikboy said,

And it also means the masses will continue to disregard other products out there that offer or even exceed the same features available with the iPad. I'm kind of tired of Apple having a lot of power on the portable gadget market.

Show me a product that exceeds what the iPad offers and with a great battery life and designed for touch?

Whilst a large number of technology enthusiasts continue to let everybody else know about their hatred for the device (as seems to be the trend with anything Apple), the iPad pre-orders that were opened up earlier today indicate that the device might not be such a dud after all.

QFT. Remind me never to base stock buying decisions on comments posted on Neowin.

Shadrack said,

QFT. Remind me never to base stock buying decisions on comments posted on Neowin.

So you used to base them off neowin comments previously?

V9s said,

So you used to base them off neowin comments previously?

Lol... maybe . Nah, not really. Based on this site, I wouldn't have thought the iPad would do this well in so short of time. We will have to wait and see if this something that is a good selling product, or if this is just opening weekend to an over-hyped film.

"What that means is the numbers are in no way accurate"

I say the iPad made £12 in 6 hours. This is in no way accurate.

Examinus said,
"What that means is the numbers are in no way accurate"

I say the iPad made £12 in 6 hours. This is in no way accurate.

haha +1

Actually, I think this is very telling. So, 50,000 sold in 2 hours. Then only 40,000 in the 4 hours after that. If this is true (and my guess is that it isn't), then the hourly dropoff might be something like 30,000, 20,000, 15,000, 10,000, 7,000, 5,000... What will pre-orders be tomorrow? Next week? Probably pretty low.

Precisely. It doesn't matter what the real number is/was, Apple's PR is in HUGE spin mode right now. The "limit of 2" gimmick was to give them an artificially created "supply can't meet demand" spin. Check out their sales in a week... It'll will certainly be as disappointing as everyone (including Apple's own internal marketing research) has predicted.

The iPad needed to be released in its 3rd or 4th gen hardware configuration. This artificially crippled initial product release is just ridiculous.

Kurt said,
I feel sorry for guys (suckers) for buying iPad First Generation.. :-P

Why would you feel sorry for people with more money than sense? You got this ALLL wrong!

Why? For all we know the second generation won't be a big improvement or can be upgraded mostly in software as was the case for the iPhone 3G when the 3GS arrived. For many I'm sure the first gen does what they need and is thus why they are buying it.

Besides...thats technology. Why buy the second generation when you can wait another 12 months for the third gen!

Smigit said,
Why? For all we know the second generation won't be a big improvement or can be upgraded mostly in software as was the case for the iPhone 3G when the 3GS arrived. For many I'm sure the first gen does what they need and is thus why they are buying it.

Besides...thats technology. Why buy the second generation when you can wait another 12 months for the third gen!

+1, some of the people always thinking about the 2nd Gen, who cares what the 2nd Gen brings. You could be waiting forever, "oh, let me wait for the 3rd gen, no maybe 4th gen, 5th gen 6th gen...." You could do it forever and never get a device. pointless. Buy the device that meets your needs and not the expectations of a bunch of tech nerds.

Kurt said,
I feel sorry for guys (suckers) for buying iPad First Generation.. :-P

I'm still using my first gen iPod Touch... no problems- still going strong! ;-)

Kurt said,
I feel sorry for guys (suckers) for buying iPad First Generation.. :-P

Why is that? lots of beta testers for those of us who will get the second and third generation model lol

Jaybot said,
I'll wait until the 2nd gen.

8 months later, ladies and gents we proudly present iPad G2...

Faster
Slimmer
128GB Capacity
iPhone OS 4.0
Multitasking.... oh wait you must be joking.

SH3K0 said,

8 months later, ladies and gents we proudly present iPad G2...

Faster
Slimmer
128GB Capacity
iPhone OS 4.0
Multitasking.... oh wait you must be joking.


+1. Direct and to the point!

SH3K0 said,

8 months later, ladies and gents we proudly present iPad G2...

Faster
Slimmer
128GB Capacity
iPhone OS 4.0
Multitasking.... oh wait you must be joking.

lol, keep dreaming, 12-18 months, but who cares. Technology always going to change, the minute you purchase something, it is already outdated.

SH3K0 said,

8 months later, ladies and gents we proudly present iPad G2...

Faster
Slimmer
128GB Capacity
iPhone OS 4.0
Multitasking.... oh wait you must be joking.


it's a pipe dream!!!

SH3K0 said,

8 months later, ladies and gents we proudly present iPad G2...

Faster
Slimmer
128GB Capacity
iPhone OS 4.0
Multitasking.... oh wait you must be joking.

multitasking will be in the next os. At least that's what the latest news release has said.

ccoltmanm said,

multitasking will be in the next os. At least that's what the latest news release has said.


Yip it is indeed.... ^o) they're always collaborating with RIM to introduce BBM <> iChat ;-)

thenonhacker said,
The iPad is the Windows Vista of Apple.
Yeah, because this article is about how poorly the iPad is doing.

Simon said,
Yeah, because this article is about how poorly the iPad is doing.

Haha, touche.

It's always entertaining to watch the culture collision resulting from Windows fans reading news about a much more valued brand than Microsoft.

With a product like the iPad, MS would have to stick with their heavy ad placement in The Simpsons and Family Guy to reach these numbers.

Edited by Northgrove, Mar 13 2010, 12:54pm :

Northgrove said,

Haha, touche.

It's always entertaining to watch the culture collision resulting from Windows fans reading news about a much more valued brand than Microsoft.

With a product like the iPad, MS would have to stick with their heavy ad placement in The Simpsons and Family Guy to reach these numbers.

I see far more Apple ads on primetime TV than MS ads of any sort, so try again.

Northgrove said,

Haha, touche.

It's always entertaining to watch the culture collision resulting from Windows fans reading news about a much more valued brand than Microsoft.

With a product like the iPad, MS would have to stick with their heavy ad placement in The Simpsons and Family Guy to reach these numbers.

I wouldnt call apple more valued brand considering how well Windows 7 is doing vs osx.

Up unti lrecently microsoft didnt have any ads on tv and still did good. Apple had to resort to bashing microsoft to get its sales. I wouldnt call that a valued brand.

majortom1981 said,

I wouldnt call apple more valued brand considering how well Windows 7 is doing vs osx.

Up unti lrecently microsoft didnt have any ads on tv and still did good. Apple had to resort to bashing microsoft to get its sales. I wouldnt call that a valued brand.

Lame comparison given that OS X can only be installed on Apple's whilst Win7 can be installed on just about everything out there.

bobbba said,

Lame comparison given that OS X can only be installed on Apple's whilst Win7 can be installed on just about everything out there.

How's it invalid? MS are not forcing apple to only release OS X for propriety hardware. If the marked wanted OS X as much as Windows 7 it would show.

Northgrove said,

Haha, touche.

It's always entertaining to watch the culture collision resulting from Windows fans reading news about a much more valued brand than Microsoft.

With a product like the iPad, MS would have to stick with their heavy ad placement in The Simpsons and Family Guy to reach these numbers.

What I find entertaining is people commenting on Windows fans and what they do while themselves, as Mac fans, do the same thing.

And if Microsoft wasnt a valued company/brand...why are their products EVERYWHERE and in most corporations and in most homes. Yea,I can see your point...

Joshie said,

Yay for a trial that was relevant to Windows 9x, a product that existed long after Microsoft was successful.

So, all the predatory and anti-competitive practices just popped out of nowhere with the launch of Win95? Dude, not trying to start anything with you...but you can't -really- believe that, can you? If you do, okay...but I just don't see how anyone could reasonably say that Microsoft got to where it is solely on the merits of it's software.

Edited by Kookaburra, Mar 14 2010, 2:53am :

Kookaburra said,

So, all the predatory and anti-competitive practices just popped out of nowhere with the launch of Win95? Dude, not trying to start anything with you...but you can't -really- believe that, can you? If you do, okay...but I just don't see how anyone could reasonably say that Microsoft got to where it is solely on the merits of it's software.

I just remember the jump from DOS to Windows 3.1 when I was younger. At the time, Windows was definitely more commonplace, though there was a healthy Mac-using community. Then again, the Mac community had little to do with the case. Mac OS couldn't install on IBM-compatibles after all. All this stuff came together around the time of OS/2's struggle and ultimate loss to Windows 95 (which more or less took its entire right-click context menu model). During the life of Windows 3.x, many of Microsoft's shadier practices were no doubt coming together, but you're gonna have to do a lot better than "Really? Really? ...REALLY?" to claim MS was being anti-competitive when Windows 3.0 was succeeding.

Joshie said,
I just remember the jump from DOS to Windows 3.1 when I was younger. At the time, Windows was definitely more commonplace, though there was a healthy Mac-using community. Then again, the Mac community had little to do with the case. Mac OS couldn't install on IBM-compatibles after all. All this stuff came together around the time of OS/2's struggle and ultimate loss to Windows 95 (which more or less took its entire right-click context menu model). During the life of Windows 3.x, many of Microsoft's shadier practices were no doubt coming together, but you're gonna have to do a lot better than "Really? Really? ...REALLY?" to claim MS was being anti-competitive when Windows 3.0 was succeeding.

True, talk to any objective insider and many if not all will admit that they dropped the ball when it came to competing with Microsoft. OS/2 had the best change when it came to OS/2 Warp 4 - but IBM dropped the ball so many times and failed to invest the cash in there to get the 'developers, developers, developers'. Apple had AU/X which could have taken them to the next level had they kept working at it, and other remaining competitors failed to change their business model to meet the new reality.

Microsoft was basically in the right place at the right time - I think even Bill Gates admitted that they were very lucky that so many competitors were self destructing which enabled them to leap ahead of the competition.

I was looking for some tablet with WiFi, 3G, small screen and etc. But I was not managed to find all in one solution. Either there is cheap tablet with some missing features (but fantastic) or there is device with all you want but it cost lots of money. And strange thing is that iPad is kinda big, but it does have most of what you want for lower or equal price. I think is am going to wait for iPad 2nd version and get one.

david13lt said,
I was looking for some tablet with WiFi, 3G, small screen and etc. But I was not managed to find all in one solution. Either there is cheap tablet with some missing features (but fantastic) or there is device with all you want but it cost lots of money. And strange thing is that iPad is kinda big, but it does have most of what you want for lower or equal price. I think is am going to wait for iPad 2nd version and get one.

the ipad is not a proper tablet, a simple touch screen interface is almost equal to a tablet but it miss the mouse cursor (and it is a real issue).

david13lt said,
I was looking for some tablet with WiFi, 3G, small screen and etc. But I was not managed to find all in one solution. Either there is cheap tablet with some missing features (but fantastic) or there is device with all you want but it cost lots of money. And strange thing is that iPad is kinda big, but it does have most of what you want for lower or equal price. I think is am going to wait for iPad 2nd version and get one.
missing main feature in ipad: USB,DVD drive, No Multitasking,No web Cameras,No Flash etc.. btw you can find all the list i have mentioned in a mid range tablet that cost $500

Not really, you can't really compare a 2001 OS with 2007 OS in terms of sales. Huge differences in market happened in these years, the number of potential customers increased tenfold. and not only that, Microsoft has lots of distribution deals with laptop vendors as well as desktop ones to have Vista preinstalled on them.. its not it includes retail sales only.