Originally Posted by Rogifan
Originally Posted by Nairb
These sales figures are neither exciting nor interesting. I think they are on par with expectiations.
What I would be really interested in is sales numbers for the iPad2 now the price has been dropped. People who would settle for a new iPad2 are the ones who are more likely to buy an Android tablet but have gone for a "cheaper" iPad instead.
I know one guy in a small tech shop and he says iPad2 sales have been strong since the announcement of iPad3.
Shoot Apple could've announced 5M sold and some would proclaim it no big deal or disappointing.
If you read my post you will see I never used the word disappointing. Rather I said they are on par with expectations.
The market is currently expecting Apple to break their own record with every new iPad / iPhone release. If they failed to break their own record then that would be disappointing.
With the last iPhone, sales were at a record high as expected, but where they king-hit android sales was the very strong sales of older iPhones. That is a king-hit to a strong competitor - android phones. But a king-hit to Android tablets through sales of cheaper iPads could be a knockout blow.