Estimate says Apple has sold more than a million iPads

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  • Reply 61 of 102
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jragosta View Post


    That's odd. Apple doesn't typically charge until the item ships.



    But even if they held the money on your card (maybe it has to do with credit limit or experience buying on the Apple Store or something), I don't understand why it's a good sign. If they placed the charge hold as soon as you placed the order, that doesn't tell you ANYTHING about whether it's ready to ship (until to changes from 'hold' to 'charged).



    They might have sent a shipping invoice. I paid for the iPad but I used my mother's iTunes account so the emails would go to her, and it already had her address set up.



    No, it hasn't been on hold since I bought it last month. The hold is new, as stated, hence good news.
  • Reply 62 of 102
    hillstoneshillstones Posts: 1,490member
    Sales figures never report the number of iPads that have been returned due to customer dissatisfaction. Plenty of articles circulating about many of them being returned by the early adopters that realized they had no use for the "third device." Which means you should see them soon in the refurb section at reduced prices. Plus you should never believe "estimates."
  • Reply 63 of 102
    maestro64maestro64 Posts: 5,043member
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    Originally Posted by masternav View Post


    Like this?



    WRONG!!!!!

    WHERE THE F*** HAVE YOU FANBOIS BEEN? HP is releasing the Slate this year, Dell is releasing the Looking F***ing Glass, the iPad is officially pwned as a lame-ass wannabe - no ports, no camera, dumbed-down OS - compared to freakin' awesome hardware designs running Windows F***in' 7 and AN F***in' DROID with more than 50,000 APPS!!!!!



    YEAH!!! Wake up and smell the coffee you Cupertino Tools! Stop kissing Jobsey's A** and get a life fer crissakes!



    Whoa! I see what you mean. I feel like Luke Skywalker being seduced by the Dark side. I can so see why they respond like that though - you just shut off your higher brain functions and let your primitive brain stem take over. I even had a strong desire to drag my knuckles on the floor and thump my chest! Wow!



    Seriously have to stop doing that now - sorry guys. Hopefully some of the genuine article will show up and take up the workload. *WHEW*







    And Pigs don't know Pigs smell either
  • Reply 64 of 102
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    Originally Posted by chronster View Post


    Yeah because both companies have the same resources.



    Real good idea for everyone to have compared the joojoo to the ipad



    Everyone didn't.



    You always generalize. Always, every single time.
  • Reply 65 of 102
    jragostajragosta Posts: 10,473member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hillstones View Post


    Sales figures never report the number of iPads that have been returned due to customer dissatisfaction. Plenty of articles circulating about many of them being returned by the early adopters that realized they had no use for the "third device." Which means you should see them soon in the refurb section at reduced prices. Plus you should never believe "estimates."



    'Plenty of articles'? Please enlighten us. I haven't seen ANY articles about significant numbers of iPads being returned - other than the incessant whining from Apple Haters on this and similar forums - but considering that these Apple Haters would probably never have bought one in the first place, their stories are questionable.



    So please show where you've seen all these articles about them being returned.
  • Reply 66 of 102
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    Originally Posted by FormerARSgm View Post


    Right. That was sarcasm. I don't put much credit into the 'estimates' that come out each week from various sources. \



    My bad, my bad. Sorry bout that.
  • Reply 67 of 102
    thomprthompr Posts: 1,521member
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    Originally Posted by charlituna View Post


    They were off by about 50k.



    even if you give it a 50k either way lee way, it is very possible that they will be on track to have sold 1 million or very close by the 3g launch day. And that's rather impressive for a device boo'd as a big ipod touch. the numbers for the +3g and international could skyrocket.



    No. Every time they have revised, they have revised down by 2 to 3 hundred thousand... and that's after resetting at levels like 500,000 (once) or 700,000 (later). In short, their rate has been at least 2x too high. Not a very good estimate... even for a WAG.



    Thompson
  • Reply 68 of 102
    mac voyermac voyer Posts: 1,294member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by masternav;


    Yeah that was definitely spooky. I know it gave ME the willies!



    I almost had to put you on my blocked poster list,
  • Reply 69 of 102
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JustReelFilms View Post


    And this isn't Worldwide launch yet.



    I thought the same thing!
  • Reply 70 of 102
    allblueallblue Posts: 393member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post


    The AI report says: "The firm also found a way to track iPads by browser cookies, through a workaround that bypasses Mobile Safari's rejection of third-party cookies."



    Perhaps I don't understand what it really means. Otherwise, am I the only one that finds this potentially invasive and hence, troublesome?



    I agree, it's a worry. Especially as there is no Flash installed, as that wonderful piece of finely crafted software leaves behind browser preference ignoring permanent Local Shared Objects aka 'Flash Cookies'. If you are using FireFox the add-on "Better Privacy" deals with them for you. It cleaned out 180 of the little critters first time I ran it.
  • Reply 71 of 102
    masternavmasternav Posts: 442member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Maestro64 View Post


    And Pigs don't know Pigs smell either



    Water doesn't know that water is wet either.



    I love those homespun and pithy agrarian sayings!



  • Reply 72 of 102
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    ? Has anyone been charged yet for the 3G version they purchased?



    I was charged by Apple for my 16GB 3G three or four days ago now.
  • Reply 73 of 102
    cgc0202cgc0202 Posts: 624member
    I am amused sometimes reading all those bold predictions here, especially the assured failure of [specify your target new Apple product here] because another device from [specify own favorite company here].



    It was just a year ago when many who did not like the iPhone trumpeted the arrival of Palm Pre -- how it was much better than the iPhone, blah, blah, blah... especially when it is released by Verizon, and in other countries.



    May those prophets who boldly posted here come forward, please?



    Whether it is merely a rumor or not, much of what I am reading lately indicated that Palm is looking for a buyer? And, not many companies seem to want to buy.



    Early this year, after the iPad was just announced, I challenged TechStud to a bet. I will stop posting here if the iPad will fail. Conversely, TechStud will stop posting, if the iPad succeeds.



    TechStud shared that no one he knew ever wants an iPad. His implication: The iPad will fail.



    So, I asked TechStud to define failure of the iPad:



    1 million iPads? 2 million?



    But, spineless that he is, TechStud was to coy to provide a specific number to define failure of the iPad. However, he considered the Kindle Reader a success. [To my knowledge, Amazon has never released a number for the "very successful" Kindle Reader.]



    I renew that challenge to all those who posted in this thread, who claimed that the iPad is only bought by "fanbois".



    What number makes the iPad a failure?



    1 million iPads? 2? 3? ... 10 million sold this year?




    Just set a number, please. If you can't step to the challenge, where's your bark and sting?



    Unless of course, you still consider that 85 million iPhone OS mobile computing devices sold so far, (and counting) as a colossal failure -- bought only by "fanbois", and only to be returned immediately, as reported by many, many publications. Oh yeah, the 85 million is all a fabrication of Apple.



    CGC
  • Reply 74 of 102
    masternavmasternav Posts: 442member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mac Voyer View Post


    I almost had to put you on my blocked poster list,



    that I can be so convincing! Thank-you for almost ignoring me!



    That accolade is worth more than applause! I still feel kind of dirty tho - like some of that negativity is somehow sticking to me.....



    You MORONS! The stoopid piece of crap iPad doesn't even run Flash! You sit there locked in Jobsies little cages and act all smug n stuff but JUST YOU WAIT!!



    Adobe will pwn you by giving all kinds of Flash luv to Android!!! HA!!!! How are you gonna deal with THAT!!!!



    Geeeeez, guys - don't encourage this stuff! Gotta find my happy place. Think about gleaming new MacBook Pros - boiling coffee nononononononno!!!



    OMG! OK - iPad WiFi+3G coming out on Friday, mmmmmmm, yeah. ABC app on iPad, yessss, insanely magically responsive touch screeen, oh yeah baby. *sigh* Man that was close. OK No more. Please for the love of all that's decent don't encourage this!



  • Reply 75 of 102
    williamgwilliamg Posts: 322member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jragosta View Post


    'Plenty of articles'? Please enlighten us. I haven't seen ANY articles about significant numbers of iPads being returned - other than the incessant whining from Apple Haters on this and similar forums - but considering that these Apple Haters would probably never have bought one in the first place, their stories are questionable.



    So please show where you've seen all these articles about them being returned.



    iPad Returns: Why 50 Buyers Returned their iPads



    http://blog.vovici.com/blog/bid/2771...ed-their-iPads





    7 iPad Returns to Watch



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  • Reply 76 of 102
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mstone View Post


    You can block them in your preferences.



    If so, their numbers must surely be pulled out of a hat? (Unless they have a very good estimate of the proportion of iPads in which it is not blocked, and applied a correction factor; not clear how they would have that data, though).
  • Reply 77 of 102
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Quadra 610 View Post


    And yet . . . HP.



    http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/19/h...-the-wild-meh/







    The HP Slate won't even come close to touching the iPad. I would be shocked if HP could sell 100k let alone a million. They tried to meet the iPad price point and by doing that all they did was come up with nothing more then a weak netbook without a keyboard.



    From the demos I have seen the Slate is really slow and the screen is awful.



    As far as the iPad I don't doubt that Apple could have sold 1 million in this amount of time I would question if they were able to build that many seeing they had to change vendors and hold off on expanding sales outside the US.



    So I guess my question would be were the vendors able o supply Apple with what they needed to get 1 million iPads out into the market this fast.
  • Reply 78 of 102
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Druth086 View Post


    I was charged by Apple for my 16GB 3G three or four days ago now.



    I haven't been charged as of today.... and that's a bit worrisome.... \
  • Reply 79 of 102
    jragostajragosta Posts: 10,473member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by WilliamG View Post


    iPad Returns: Why 50 Buyers Returned their iPads



    http://blog.vovici.com/blog/bid/2771...ed-their-iPads



    ROTFLMAO.



    260 returned iPads out of the first million. Massive, overwhelming returns. That really skews the numbers.



    However look at the reasons for returns:

    "Half of the returns are to upgrade to a 3G device from the current WiFi-only edition. "



    Additional reasons for returns were to get an iPad with more memory and to get a MacBook Pro.



    Yep, those iPads were so terrible that EVERYONE wanted to return them, right? Thanks for completely disproving your silly point.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Druth086 View Post


    I was charged by Apple for my 16GB 3G three or four days ago now.



    Charged or a hold put on your card?
  • Reply 80 of 102
    williamgwilliamg Posts: 322member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jragosta View Post


    Thanks for completely disproving your silly point.



    I made no point. I just posted a couple of stories that you asked for.



    And I predicted that you would respond exactly as you did.
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