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Ivy Bridge will have native support for USB 3.0. I say it is a high probability to be included. That should make it possible to have inexpensive adapters for high-speed Ethernet.
I'd guess 2 million. During the holiday quarter, iPad 2 was selling about 1 million per week. There was a lot of publicity about the "iPad 3" from about mid-February on, so undoubtedly iPad 2 sales tailed off and there was pent up demand. In any case, I'm glad I got my order in on Thursday before they sold out. The wait time is up to 2-3 weeks now (it was still "shipping March 19" earlier today).
Funny. The stock was down at the actual announcement, but then rebounded the next day once the market had a chance to absorb the news. My guess is we'll see a pop, but it's tough to say. Apple has gone up quite a bit over the last few weeks. We'll get a better sense of how sustainable their stock price trajectory is next month when they release earnings. The iPad launch will be included in the quarterly results, so that should offset the effect of people delaying purchases...
Yes, I'm not sure why anyone would have pre-ordered on the 16th for in-store pickup. It will likely be a zoo at most of the Apple stores. I can totally see doing that once the initial rush is over, though. It's iOS devices that people wait for. When the new MacBook Air came out last July, I pre-ordered it, but then cancelled when I realized that I could just get it the next day at the store (5th Avenue no less) without waiting, rather than wait an extra day for my...
Given that last quarter was their best ever for the iPad and they sold 15 million (slightly over 1 million per week), I would not be surprised if they sold 2 million over the weekend. Even my mother knew the "iPad 3" was coming out about 3 weeks ago and I'm guessing sales of the old version tapered off a bit. Unlike with the 4S launch, though, this release is happening in the current fiscal quarter and will be included in their results reported next month, so hopefully...
No, it would be the iPad 15HD S. I like the new naming scheme and "got it" as soon as I read the description of the "new iPad" on the Macworld and PCMag live blogs (even as Sascha Segan kept commenting about how Apple still hadn't announced the new name yet).
Agreed. It is logical for a reseller like Best Buy to be prepared just in case Apple and Sprint had struck a last-minute deal. I think the rumor sites give too much credence to retailer inventory databases. The retailers don't necessarily know anything before anyone else. They just prepare their systems for what is plausible.
Not that I intend to do so, but would the Verizon model work on T-Mobile's 2G network with the right SIM card or will it be country-locked? For instance, a Verizon iPhone 4S can use a non-US SIM card but not a SIM from a US carrier if they unlock it for you.
Seriously, though, I wonder how many people will get them a day or two early, as what happened with the iPhone 4S pre-orders. This time around, Apple seems to have caught up with the supply chain (I guess 7 months of Tim Cook as the undisputed CEO is having its effect) and even new orders today for the Wi-Fi and Verizon models are due to arrive next Friday, so I wouldn't be surprised if a few people get theirs early. I originally placed an order on the 7th for an AT&T...
That would be a concern if Amazon sold the Kindle for a profit. They sell it essentially for cost and make their money on content. The Kindle App and Kindle ecosystem can still compete on the depth of its content.Except that Amazon has the dominant market position. Antitrust law is somewhat shaky, but I don't think it exists for the benefit of the dominant players in a market.The agency model itself is pretty common. Amazon uses it in other services, as the article points...
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