iPad sales dropping ?

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  1. spgary

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    I was just wondering if all this news about ipad 2 all over the Internet is putting off people to go for the current iPad and thus affecting the sales ?

    I am sure this is bad for iPad.
     
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    Remember that Apple does staggered roll-outs - the iPad has only just arrived in several markets, where it's still the hot new product and in high demand. Sales are likely slowing in the US, based on all the "should I wait?" posts we're seeing.
     
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    That and all the new Android tablets hitting or soon to hit the market
     
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    Well here in the middle of the country two of the large stores are very limited in their stock. Either all iPads sold or only one or two 64GB+3G's in the display(Best Buy and Walmart). The Apple store always seems to have them.
     
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    Not surprised.. You can only have X amount of sales per people. Just about everyone who wants one has one. And people who have saved up have bought the product over time giving you a constant sell trend
     
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    Well - their 1st quarter numbers were released today:

    The company said that it posted record sales numbers for its Macintosh, iPad and iPhone lines as revenues were up 71 per cent over last year's quarter.
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    Overall, the company reported that iPhone sales were up 86 per cent over last year's quarter. Quarterly iPad sales, meanwhile, topped the 7.33 million mark.

    Looks pretty strong to me. There are over 15 million iPads sold and almost half of those were sold in the last 3 months. Looks like sales are increasing and they are not rolled out in all world markets yet.
     
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    This is why they have product updates. This is the time that sales may take a short slide. CES just introduced a bunch of tablets and the buying public is wanting to see where things go. With the knowledge that most of the new inroductions are still not up to the iPad or are waiting for a promise of what Android 3 will be when and if it arrives, many of the people who are interested in the best product, are waiting for confirmation of the iPad 2 details. The A5 core could be a major game changer, along with the high res screen.
     
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    Perhaps Apple already achieved sales target of iPad. :p
     
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    Apple has always exceeded sales target with exception in the 90's. So It is not an issue. From 30 years past experience as a reseller and support specialist what always stands out mainly in past 15 years is the timing of Apple's release of new technology. As a company they really have one of the best inventory control systems in place. Steve changed the distribution model to built to order many years back and saved the company. Dell followed with a similar model. What that means they can control distribution to any country so that when new products hits there is no old stock. This is not the case with other PC giants they end up dumping old technology on the market as they really don't have same control in many cases they have warehouses full of old stock and I may add several similar models. In other words if you believe you will buy an iPad gen 1 much cheaper around end of Feb think twice as most inventory will be depleted I hope this help new users.
     
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