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Originally Posted by cgc0202 View Post

Just curious. Can you have more than one of the iPad, and have just one account for the iTunes, iBooks, etc. the share the Apps and the eBook content?

This will save me a bundle.

CGC

Yes, you can.
post #42 of 103
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Originally Posted by Wonder View Post

It is a worry for us non USA customers if supply is still not meeting demand.
Does not bode well for the release in the UK.
I would not be surprised if they delay the release again!

In his "are you nuts" email, SJ talked about having a "responsible and great" launch outside the U.S. My guess is that they are diverting a certain amount of production for this purpose and stores being sold out here won't have a significant impact on that.
post #43 of 103
Hopefully Apple can get the streaming service for music, movies, etc. off the ground. Add that in with Netflix and you'll never have to worry about disk space again.
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There might be a different set of people who would prefer one or the other. I won't be surprised if there would be those who will have both.

It is true that it will be used a lot at home. But, imagine how useful this would be to quiet kids (games, movies, cartoons, etc.) in the back seat of the car while on long trips, or even just the usual routine of going around each day.

Travelers who would want to watch movies, do some light work, or editing notes, etc. while cooped up in the plane, waiting in terminals. It will be good to take notes, presentations, etc. during conferennces.

Have you seen the Maps? And related applications for travel and tourism? Here the large screen in the iPad makes a great difference.

Specially when it becomes more powerful, as others already noted, it will be favored over the very bulky notebook. This is one reason actually why I am tempted to buy the 1st gen (I usually buy the 2nd Gen of Apple products) because it was backbreaking carrying my laptop and my Nikon camera and lenses, plus other accessories. And, I have to bring them again this coming June.

Some real estate agents want to use it as presentation device -- here big is better.

There are mroe uses of course. Both are portable, the iPhone and the iPad. However, in this case, the statement: "Size matters!" makes a lot of sense.

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Originally Posted by Takeo View Post

I disagree. I think the iPad will mostly be used in the home (that's where I mostly use mine)... and as such... local storage is barely needed. I can stream all my media to the iPad using Air Video or Stream To Me... or control my iTunes on my 1GB desktop hard drive using Apple's Remote app. It's not like an iPod where you carry it everywhere and want to have your entire iTunes library with you. The iPad, I think, will mostly live at home. I bet the majority of folks are using the iPad for web and email at home... on the couch... on the nightstand. Or maybe for client meetings at the local coffee shop (view a website, send a quick email, show off your portfolio...) or recipes in the kitchen. Or maybe to take on the plane and watch a movie or two that you just rented off iTunes. Things like that. None of which require much storage space. The few times you leave the house with it, you take the few things you need and go. That's how I'm using my 16GB iPad so far and space hasn't been an issue at all. I thought about buying the 32 or even the 64... but I couldn't justify sending my purchase price into the range of a low end MacBook for something that's not nearly as full featured. $499 was the sweet spot for me that clinched my decision to give the iPad a try. And I'm glad I did. I love this thing.
post #45 of 103
Does anybody know how the first Netbook sold during its first 2 months of availability?

It was the Asus Eee PC and it sold 300,000 units between October 27th and the end of of 2007.

read on here more my full take on the matter:
post #46 of 103
I bought the 16GB WiFi when first released. Perfect for me. I love it.

I don't keep a lot music, over 5000 pics though (I like pics), few movies, and over 100 apps, and work docs via GoodReader and note taking apps (use stylus). Some books, comics...

Have Wifi at home and at work. So no need for 3G. I don't carry along everywhere. I have a smartphone (Android) for that and one day will figure out the Android wifi hotspot stuff to get the iPad online thru that....

But my needs may not be your needs, it's rare I do not have wifi available in my daily life.
I have no need to carry a bunch of movies & music. I just prepare what I need before I fly, keeps my media fresh. I figure, the least amount to spend for this "new category" device.

If the need arises, next I'll get the next revision/model with more ram and give the old one to my wife.

,CHRIS

16G Wifi iPad - Used at work/home/couch/bedroom and travel
15" MBP Uni - Main @work machine and travel
Acer Netbook - Secondary work machine for testing
Early '06 Intel iMac - Bedroom Sling/Movie player
Late '04 iBook - In a drawer at work, no much use anymore
post #47 of 103
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Originally Posted by Kevin Winsness View Post

One million without 3G or international sales????? By Christmas time I think we will be sitting at around 5-6 million sold!

Nah! 12 million.
post #48 of 103
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Originally Posted by str1f3 View Post

Hopefully Apple can get the streaming service for music, movies, etc. off the ground. Add that in with Netflix and you'll never have to worry about disk space again.

That may be the reason for the North Carolina facility and some recent purchases.

Disk storage size still matters for personal documents and photos taken during travel. Sonetines I use more than the 4Gb and 8Gb storage disks for my Nikon camera in some shoots for a day if the subject or event is critical. During my 10-day introductory trip to Europe, a couple who were into recording their trip brought their video camera and a laptop computer.

A higher storage capacity of the iPad would be a way of transiently storing and minor editing travel photos or videos. It beats carrying the more heavy notebooks.

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post #49 of 103
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Originally Posted by lantinian View Post

Does anybody know how the first Netbook sold during its first 2 months of availability?

It was the Asus Eee PC and it sold 300,000 units between October 27th and the end of of 2007.

Thanks for the number, interesting! So, Asus stirred up the interest, and finally Apple got it right ...
post #50 of 103
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Originally Posted by Takeo View Post

I disagree. I think the iPad will mostly be used in the home (that's where I mostly use mine)... and as such... local storage is barely needed. I can stream all my media to the iPad using Air Video or Stream To Me...

I'm inclined to disagree about local storage. My wireless network is 802.11N and while I do get a good data rate, I also get too much interference for streaming HD video (this depends on where I am). I would also generally be inclined to download to my iPad (if I had one...) and then sync it to a computer rather than the other way around.

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Originally Posted by cgc0202 View Post

Chitika is off by almost 800,000

http://labs.chitika.com/ipad/

as of early Monday, 3 May 2010. In this case, maybe the origin of the sample not truly representative of IPad buyers.

Well, I expect the sample is fine, it'll be that they are over-extrapolating it. Even after the hard work to uniquely identify the iPads to which they are serving adverts, they still have to guess what proportion of the iPads sold their adverts will be going to. Basically it just means that an unexpectedly high proportion of iPad users are getting those adverts, although really they should have guessed once it passed 1M that it wasn't entirely accurate.

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Originally Posted by success View Post

I think a lot of people like myself are trying to replace older laptops like my 2007 MacBook with an iPad. I'd like to put it in my shoulder bag and take it to the cafe. I think if your needs are anything BUT creating media projects i.e. Logic, Final Cut and graphic design, the switch from latop to iPad can easily be made. One day there will be an iPhone OS for all those pro multimedia applications and I can't wait for that day.

That's what I have in mind too. Laptop out, iPad in, since I really don't do much on the laptop that the iPad can't do. Media editing is very probably a no-go at professional levels, because above all else they need lots and lots of RAM - which the iPad doesn't have.

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Originally Posted by jragosta View Post

I'm actually a little disappointed with this number. We know that 500,000 WiFi models were sold in the first week. Estimates are that 3G sold 300 K on the first day. That means only 200,000 WiFi models from April 11 to April 30? I expected more, although it's not clear that there were enough supplies to sell more even if the demand was there.

A drop-off in demand is perfectly normal and appropriate. The first-day people are those who made the decision to buy the product probably a number of weeks before, so you can think of it as being a couple of weeks of advance sales being completed on the same day, with a trailling-off effect as people who would have bought it before but weren't quite desperate enough to go in on the first day buy one at the first practical opportunity. I know that the intuitive way to see it is that people really "don't realise" in advance, which would mean that the first day's sales would be at an approximation of the ongoing rate because nobody would have already come to a decision to buy. But that's not how it happens if there's any reasonable amount of marketing involved.
post #51 of 103
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Originally Posted by cgc0202 View Post

Just curious. Can you have more than one of the iPad, and have just one account for the iTunes, iBooks, etc. the share the Apps and the eBook content?

This will save me a bundle.

CGC

Absolutely. We have 2 x AppleTV, 2 x iPad, 3 x iPhone and 1 x iPod Touch sharing music, apps and movies from three acounts (2 x mine and one for my wife) hosted on 3 computers (mine, my wifes and a "server"). I e I have on my iPad an iPhone songs from my own two accounts and my wifes. As do my wife and her iPad.

So basically - Yes.
post #52 of 103
Imo Apple is having serious trouble keeping up and sales are a lot lower than they could be because of it.

I hope they will really go internationnal in may.
post #53 of 103
This is just the US ad it is just the beginning. Apple will sell way more than one million in May when they release it world wide.

Suddenly the naysayers disappeared
post #54 of 103
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Originally Posted by cgc0202 View Post

Just curious. Can you have more than one of the iPad, and have just one account for the iTunes, iBooks, etc. the share the Apps and the eBook content?

This will save me a bundle.

CGC

I wonder if there is a limit, so far on the same itune account I shared: 2 iPhones, 1 iPodTouch, 1 iPad and 1 AppleTV.

This is kind of cool, you buy an app and put it on all youre mobile devices. Same with music, TV and movies. But they may be a limit on how many mobile devices you can sync with the same Itune account. Anyone knows??
post #55 of 103
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Originally Posted by iGrumble View Post

It's a good question. Why don't you pop down to Germany and buy one there? Apple are probably going through the markets in size order. I think the same happened with one of the iPhone launches? There's probably not any kind of a localisation hold-up, since it is the iPhone OS and there has been a reasonable amount of time, but Apple might want to be sure how many units it can expect to sell before it starts trying expensive product launches in lots of countries at once. If the European launch countries all have predictable demand, I suppose maybe there could be a second international launch covering more countries before the end of the year, but if not, I doubt it'll reach Sweden before March. Keep in mind that Apple might have a big job ramping up production for xmas as it is.

I agree and i guess they are right provided they can't produce enough of the stuff. I think though (as a share holder) that they would long term benefit to cover as many countries as possible as soon as possible. This includes things like movies in iTunes stores and so on. The markets for digital media is maturing and unless they make a real impression on all of them (also smaller) they will not be able to get in there.

Living in Sweden and being totally deep into their eco system I would love to be able to drool over their products much sooner. But as it is right now I have to lay my hand on them in US or elsewhere when I travel there.
post #56 of 103
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Originally Posted by cgc0202 View Post
Just curious. Can you have more than one of the iPad, and have just one account for the iTunes, iBooks, etc. the share the Apps and the eBook content?

This will save me a bundle.

CGC

Yes, you can.



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I wonder if there is a limit, so far on the same itune account I shared: 2 iPhones, 1 iPodTouch, 1 iPad and 1 AppleTV.

This is kind of cool, you buy an app and put it on all youre mobile devices. Same with music, TV and movies.


I hope that is the case. Some business and biomedical applications Apps are not cheap. They add up as you add more units.

When I got a price quote from of Apple though, I got the impression though that I have to pay per device for each of the IWorks (for the iPad) component softwares, so I am not sure if that is the case with the other Apps

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Originally Posted by tumme-totte View Post

Absolutely. We have 2 x AppleTV, 2 x iPad, 3 x iPhone and 1 x iPod Touch sharing music, apps and movies from three acounts (2 x mine and one for my wife) hosted on 3 computers (mine, my wifes and a "server"). I e I have on my iPad an iPhone songs from my own two accounts and my wifes. As do my wife and her iPad.

So basically - Yes.

Actually this is what I wanted to clarify. Do you and your wife share the same account, i.e., some sort of a family account, and pay just "one" even if ported into several portable devices? I am indeed considering a server as a common porting device.

CGC
post #57 of 103
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Originally Posted by lantinian View Post

Does anybody know how the first Netbook sold during its first 2 months of availability?

It was the Asus Eee PC and it sold 300,000 units between October 27th and the end of of 2007.

read on here more my full take on the matter:

You should probably have cross-posted more of it on here I'd just like to address:

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Many Apple haters will be quick to point out that netbooks sell in the tents of millions per years now.

I'm having trouble finding a source for that number. The nearest I've managed is:

http://www.netbooklive.net/netbook-s...out-2010-2080/

That quotes 30.2M shipments for the entire (worldwide) netbook market in 2009. I don't know whether that's a reasonable figure, but it is much higher than the number of iPads that Apple can expect to sell this year.
post #58 of 103
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Originally Posted by cgc0202 View Post

I hope that is the case. Some business and biomedical applications Apps are not cheap. They add up as you add more units.

When I got a price quote from of Apple though, I got the impression though that I have to pay per device for each of the IWorks (for the iPad) component softwares, so I am not sure if that is the case with the other Apps

CGC

You can use iTunes Home Sharing to share your iTunes Library between computers, including apps. This way each iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad can have a different iTunes account and still use the apps purchased by the main account authorized by Home Sharing. As far as I know, there is no limit on the number of devices. Also, if you have an iPad and you are away from your computer and you want to download an already purchased app you can purchase it again without being charged. Apple will not charge you twice for the same app as long as you use the same original iTunes account.
post #59 of 103
Ok Steve, we get it. It's magical.

The only model they had at my Apple store (South Coast Plaza) was 16g wifi. Everything else was sold out.

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post #60 of 103
it's dumb to say o this thing is selling faster than the original iPhone! Of course it is idiots, it's not tied to a carrier or contract! And since it's ONLY available here in the states, I would think it's shipping abroad through 3rd party channels.

Steve Jobs (or you) is an idiot to think 1 million iPads are functioning solely here in the US. I'd say only 50% are here in the states...
post #61 of 103
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I'm having trouble finding a source for that number. The nearest I've managed is:

I didn't find any specific number, only estimates in the range of 20 to 30 million.

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That quotes 30.2M shipments for the entire (worldwide) netbook market in 2009. I don't know whether that's a reasonable figure, but it is much higher than the number of iPads that Apple can expect to sell this year.

Indeed. But netbooks are a mature market. People can buy them in every country and they are now familiar with them.

Given how Apple only aggressively markets its products into territories where it has established the ecosystem of its services (think Apple Stores, iTunes and App store) it will be at least an year before the iPad is sold in most places where netbooks are sold today. Many people in the 3rd world countries will continue to buys netbooks simply because of their price.

Therefore we should not compare total sales but rather sales per territory and in that light my comparison of US sales of 1 million iPads for 1 month to 300,00 Eee Pc for the first 2 months is telling enough of the great start the Apple devices had.

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You should probably have cross-posted more of it on here

Thanks for the vote of confidence.
post #62 of 103
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Originally Posted by msantti View Post

Nice. I was guessing maybe a bit higher. Around 1.2 million but then Apple would have announced it right when it happened.

They said Friday. they didn't say at what point. since all the stores shut down for at least an hour, they could have polled sales during that time, making it 1 million on wifi models.

Another 200-300k on 3g models isn't that insane if you include online

as for the timing of the announcement they often link to major events plus would need time to calculate etc. so it's not a shock they didn't have some timer going online or such.

what I can't wait for is when this thing goes international. that could be some serious numbers

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post #63 of 103
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Originally Posted by NasserAE View Post

You can use iTunes Home Sharing to share your iTunes Library between computers, including apps. This way each iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad can have a different iTunes account and still use the apps purchased by the main account authorized by Home Sharing. As far as I know, there is no limit on the number of devices. Also, if you have an iPad and you are away from your computer and you want to download an already purchased app you can purchase it again without being charged. Apple will not charge you twice for the same app as long as you use the same original iTunes account.

I wonder if this will apply in a small business setting, and if there is a total device limit as noted by one of the responses.

I was looking at some of the applications I wanted, some are not cheap, and one I know even has a monthly charge. The monthly charge is even more costly, in the long run. I am tempted to look for some developers to help create such customized Apps.

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post #64 of 103
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Originally Posted by cgc0202 View Post

I wonder if this will apply in a small business setting, and if there is a total device limit as noted by one of the responses.

I was looking at some of the applications I wanted, some are not cheap, and one I know even has a monthly charge. The monthly charge is even more costly, in the long run. I am tempted to look for some developers to help create such customized Apps.

CGC

If you are looking at large scale deployment then it is a different story. One way is to contact one of those app developers and make a deal with them. They could ask you to sign up for iPhone Developer Enterprise Program, which will allow for in-house distribution. Then they could create a customized apps for your company. However, this will only be cost effective if we talking large enough setup. You will need to do the math to make sure it is economical.
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Originally Posted by crawdad62 View Post

I'm still torn over the 3G though. We vacation a couple of times a year and that's about the only time I'll need 3G coverage

no contract, no ETF. buy it when you need it. shut it down when you don't.

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Originally Posted by cgc0202 View Post

There might be a different set of people who would prefer one or the other. I won't be surprised if there would be those who will have both.

you can't make calls on the ipad, not to mention that a number of apps are developing controller modes for the iphone/touch to make use of having two devices

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It is true that it will be used a lot at home. But, imagine how useful this would be to quiet kids (games, movies, cartoons, etc.) in the back seat of the car while on long trips, or even just the usual routine of going around each day.

Travelers who would want to watch movies, do some light work, or editing notes, etc. while cooped up in the plane, waiting in terminals. It will be good to take notes, presentations, etc. during conferennces.

e-textbooks
hospitals using remote access software for bedside data retrieval and updating
on set PDA for filming, news stations etc
POS for farmer's markets, flea markets etc

I even saw a guy on the promenade here with an ipad doing those cartoon portraits and emailing them to buyers. making money hand over fist.

there's lots you can do with it. if you have the imagination


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Originally Posted by lantinian View Post

Does anybody know how the first Netbook sold during its first 2 months of availability?

It was the Asus Eee PC and it sold 300,000 units between October 27th and the end of of 2007.

so twice as long to see 1/3 the product. makes the ipad sound pretty good sales wise

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post #66 of 103
i am from spain and we already have ipad here (the USA wifi version)
post #67 of 103
In less than 1 month, 1M iPads got sold in the US. In the next 2 months till the end of the June quarter, another 500K could be sold especially with new apps. Overseas market is more than 50% of Apple sales. So another 1M iPads could be sold worldwide, especially since no contract is needed. The $500 for the 16GB, WiFi iPad is affordable for the upper middle class worldwide.

I would say, 2-2.5M sales for the June Q? If Apple can get them manufactured.
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Originally Posted by dominiej View Post

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Steve Jobs (or you) is an idiot to think 1 million iPads are functioning solely here in the US. I'd say only 50% are here in the states...

I'd have to agree in the assumption that all 1 million iPad aren't soley in the US but I'd also find it hard to believe that 50% if them are abroad.
post #69 of 103
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Originally Posted by Takeo View Post

Right... but I actually don't have a laptop (just a useless 9 year old iBook G3 that was only used for web and email before the iPad... and the odd client meeting when we absolutely HAD to have a computer for the meeting). I have a 27" iMac paired with a 27" external monitor for serious media creation and the iPad is used for casual use... web/email on the couch... client meetings at the local cafe... etc. So for me at least... I don't really need any storage space on the iPad. It's used at home 90% of the time. And even outside the home... it would only be used for meetings and travel. So I don't need a whole library of movies, photos and video for that. For travel, I just take what I need for the trip (some tunes and a movie or two) plus all my apps of course and maybe an eBook or two... but they take no space.

This is me too. Except I have an original intel MacBook (had a G3 though) and 20" iMac, a 3Gs iPhone and don't do any media creation.

Will get a 3g iPad for presentation purposes...show my website, put reports in Keynote, etc., even though there is overlap with my iPhone and laptop. Don't relish the thought of giving ATT another $15-$30 a month though. Oh, well 'cost of doing business,' I guess!

My iPhone already replaces 80% of what my laptop does but have grown tired of viewing email on the small screen though. With the iPad sounds like it will replace about 95% of what I do on my laptop. Looking fwd to not lugging my laptop around and having 10hrs of battery life instead of 3hrs (MacBook)
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Good job Apple!
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Originally Posted by cgc0202 View Post

I hope that is the case. Some business and biomedical applications Apps are not cheap. They add up as you add more units.

When I got a price quote from of Apple though, I got the impression though that I have to pay per device for each of the IWorks (for the iPad) component softwares, so I am not sure if that is the case with the other Apps



Actually this is what I wanted to clarify. Do you and your wife share the same account, i.e., some sort of a family account, and pay just "one" even if ported into several portable devices? I am indeed considering a server as a common porting device.

CGC

I actually have been doing tis since ".Mac" came out and currently use one account on:
1 x iphone 1G, 2 x iphone 3G
2 x ipad 3G
2 x Macbook Air
1 x Apple TV
with 5 email aliases (my wife, myself, 2 for business, and one for those annoying online registrations)
The only hitch is in using multiple computers with itunes. To deal with this you need to setup your itunes library somewhere accessible to be shared, i.e. on an Apple Timecapsule not limited by your IP's router. This allows you to keep the computers in sync through the ipv6 tunneling to the TC (when away from home) and reduces the manual copying between the laptops.
If you are only planning to use one computer for your itunes library than the one account works exceptionally!! It is really good for syncing mail, calendar, notes, todos, contacts, and documents (on idisk) without any user effort between all of our devices.

Hope that helps.
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Originally Posted by MacApfel View Post

I don't think so. People know that they need some memory. The first iPhone started with 4GB and 8GB. The 4GB was dumped shortly after.


It's not about how much memory you want, it's about how much you can afford, we all want to drive cars with 300 horses in the engine but we cant, and it doesn't matter about progression in standard memory because apple keeps prices consistent overall and upgrades as memory gets cheaper, just like any other piece of technology/engineering. I have a friend at AT&T and he tells me the smaller memory Iphones always sell the fastest/most, and we all know the 13" macbooks are the biggest sellers of their laptop line. Why? because the lower class is always bigger than the middle/upper class and they are pretty price sensitive.
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Originally Posted by AjitMD View Post

In less than 1 month, 1M iPads got sold in the US. In the next 2 months till the end of the June quarter, another 500K could be sold especially with new apps. Overseas market is more than 50% of Apple sales. So another 1M iPads could be sold worldwide, especially since no contract is needed. The $500 for the 16GB, WiFi iPad is affordable for the upper middle class worldwide.

I would say, 2-2.5M sales for the June Q? If Apple can get them manufactured.

Examine your assumptions again. If they are correct, the upper end may be a bit low, assuming the sales will go worldwide beyond the countries announced for end of May.

The actual number may be closer to your prediction because it took "forever" for Apple to role out the iPhone worldwide. More than likely, Apple would be rolling out in other parts of the world during the July-September and October to December quarters.

There is a great incentive for Apple to accelerate the process for iPad, if it is to gain a competetive edge against the companies planning to roll out their version of the tablet. It may even use its experience with the iPhone to accelerate the process of iPad release worldwide.

CGC
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Originally Posted by MacApfel View Post

I don't think so. People know that they need some memory. The first iPhone started with 4GB and 8GB. The 4GB was dumped shortly after.

speak of the devil

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles...placement.html
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Originally Posted by cgc0202 View Post

Examine your assumptions again. If they are correct, the upper end may be a bit low, assuming the sales will go worldwide beyond the countries announced for end of May.

The actual number may be closer to your prediction because it took "forever" for Apple to role out the iPhone worldwide. More than likely, Apple would be rolling out in other parts of the world during the July-Septembeer and October to December quarters.

There is a great incentive for Apple to accelerate the process for iPad, if it is to gain a competetive edge against the companies planning to roll out their version of the tablet. It may even use its experience with the iPhone to accelerate the process of iPad release worldwide.

CGC

I think it's starting to look like how many they sell in the June quarter is going to depend entirely on their manufacturing capacity. They've managed to sell 1m in the US only in the past month and there are none in stock anywhere, suggesting their manufacturing capacity is around 1m per month.

Now I'm sure they are trying to increase that, but it's not something that can happen overnight. Given the success thus far though, I suspect they are going to sell just as many as they can make - this is proving to be a remarkable device.
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Originally Posted by MacApfel View Post

I would find it even more interesting which size people are going for. I would think 32GB most, then 64GB and then 16GB. I would think they will dump the 16GB model quite quickly and then stay with just two sizes.

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Originally Posted by MacApfel View Post

I don't think so. People know that they need some memory. The first iPhone started with 4GB and 8GB. The 4GB was dumped shortly after.




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Originally Posted by NasserAE View Post

If you are looking at large scale deployment then it is a different story. One way is to contact one of those app developers and make a deal with them. They could ask you to sign up for iPhone Developer Enterprise Program, which will allow for in-house distribution. Then they could create a customized apps for your company. However, this will only be cost effective if we talking large enough setup. You will need to do the math to make sure it is economical.

It is too early to tell how big it could be. If I only have a good background in software engineering. I could do the development myself. I am considering collaboration with individual developers who is familiar with the language used for the Apple Apps. Some of the biomedical Apps I am interested with specific for "assisted living" market are not the same apps being developed for the hospitals. So, technically, they could be sold also to others, if they are created.

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Originally Posted by estyle View Post

I actually have been doing tis since ".Mac" came out and currently use one account on:
1 x iphone 1G, 2 x iphone 3G
2 x ipad 3G
2 x Macbook Air
1 x Apple TV
with 5 email aliases (my wife, myself, 2 for business, and one for those annoying online registrations)
The only hitch is in using multiple computers with itunes. To deal with this you need to setup your itunes library somewhere accessible to be shared, i.e. on an Apple Timecapsule not limited by your IP's router. This allows you to keep the computers in sync through the ipv6 tunneling to the TC (when away from home) and reduces the manual copying between the laptops.
If you are only planning to use one computer for your itunes library than the one account works exceptionally!! It is really good for syncing mail, calendar, notes, todos, contacts, and documents (on idisk) without any user effort between all of our devices.

Hope that helps.

Thanks. This info gives me some ideas.

I encountered the issue about the iTunes. I had it in my laptop initially but ran out of storage space. So, I moved it into a 375Gb external drive. It also run out of memory because I was using it also for raw data for photos and other stuff. So, I moved it again to another external drive. It is mess right now. I have not even uploaded my own CD library

When I buy the new notebook, and the iPad, I may also buy the server to be the designated site of the iTunes.


CGC
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What will be really interesting is if there is a product launch stagger thru the entire summer for the rest of the world, but next April when iPad 2 comes out they manage a simultaneous worldwide launch. Has the iPhone had simultaneous worldwide launches yet? I ask b/c I'm honestly not sure and I'm on a call at work or I'd look for myself
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One million without 3G or international sales????? By Christmas time I think we will be sitting at around 5-6 million sold!

With international sales and xmas still to come this year, I bet they will sell over 10 million iPads by years end. I want to be the first to say it.

I reread the posts and MacTel predicts 12 million... Ok, I will go along with that. YEA!
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I fully agree! And I use my iPad outside the home for all of those things as well (aside from the kids... no kids).... great for notes, presentations, meetings, movies, etc. in coffee shops, planes, airport terminals... etc... but the conversation was about storage capacity and again... for all of the above use cases... 16GB is plenty. You only need a movie or two or three for plane travel... and kids will happily watch the same cartoons over and over again. I personally don't see the need for an iPad to house your entire collection of music and videos. Then again... if you can aford the 64GB... why not right?! Personally... I just couldn't justify the cost. The 64GB iPad end up costing almost as much as a "real" computer! (i.e. low end MacBook)

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There might be a different set of people who would prefer one or the other. I won't be surprised if there would be those who will have both.

It is true that it will be used a lot at home. But, imagine how useful this would be to quiet kids (games, movies, cartoons, etc.) in the back seat of the car while on long trips, or even just the usual routine of going around each day.

Travelers who would want to watch movies, do some light work, or editing notes, etc. while cooped up in the plane, waiting in terminals. It will be good to take notes, presentations, etc. during conferennces.

Have you seen the Maps? And related applications for travel and tourism? Here the large screen in the iPad makes a great difference.

Specially when it becomes more powerful, as others already noted, it will be favored over the very bulky notebook. This is one reason actually why I am tempted to buy the 1st gen (I usually buy the 2nd Gen of Apple products) because it was backbreaking carrying my laptop and my Nikon camera and lenses, plus other accessories. And, I have to bring them again this coming June.

Some real estate agents want to use it as presentation device -- here big is better.

There are mroe uses of course. Both are portable, the iPhone and the iPad. However, in this case, the statement: "Size matters!" makes a lot of sense.

CGC
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