Apple sold 3M iPads over launch weekend [u]

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  • Reply 101 of 170
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Relic View Post


    I think it's silly to upgrade from a iPad 2 to a new iPad 3 uh iPad. But at the end of the day it's just a toy. So if a new toy will bring happines in your life then so be it, buy one. However do not pretend one bit that you need a new one of course not the previous model is a more then capable tablet. You want one because of the hype.



    There are top many real world scenarios and productivity apps to mention that have made the iPad a valuable tool for many businesses. By saying it's "just a toy" you sund like a troll or woefully uninformed.
  • Reply 102 of 170
    quadra 610quadra 610 Posts: 6,757member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Paul94544 View Post


    The ipad hype machine certain was in overdrive wasn't it and fooled a lot of folks into buying one. Not that I mind however my apple stock is doing really well.



    I took my iPad2 and displayed some retina quality pics on it and compared it with my co-worker's brand spanking new iPad3 today.



    Guess what I couldn't really see enough difference in the display to justify upgrading any time soon. The only feature missing is the microphone to dictate voice into text. We tried it out and it produced a lot of mistakes.



    My take - if you own a iPad2 don't hold your breath, and now an iPad2 is $100 cheaper to compete with the "goggle" tablet when it comes out! (deliberate typo)



    I think I'll wait another year for the next iPad with the A6 processor and Siri(hopefully)



    Sarcasm? Must have been, but too many haters around here to take any chances.



    Yup. That "hype" machine fools *everyone*, *every* quarter.



    LOL.



    Yeah, it *must* be hype. Anything at all to keep from admitting that, yes, ONE company CAN be THIS successful on product quality alone, every damn time.
  • Reply 103 of 170
    maxtoshmaxtosh Posts: 17member
    I sold about 1/3 of mine at $400. Now I feel like I'm playing with the houses money and will let it ride. I admit I'm a little bummed for selling too early.
  • Reply 104 of 170
    smalmsmalm Posts: 677member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by chris v View Post


    Doomed! Beleaguered! Shut it down and return the money to the stockholders!1! They should have licensed OS X! Where's the X Mac?!?! Switching Windows box into Hackintosh!



    tftfy
  • Reply 105 of 170
    sennensennen Posts: 1,472member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Paul94544 View Post


    Guess what I couldn't really see enough difference in the display to justify upgrading any time soon. The only feature missing is the microphone to dictate voice into text. We tried it out and it produced a lot of mistakes.



    My take - if you own a iPad2 don't hold your breath, and now an iPad2 is $100 cheaper to compete with the "goggle" tablet when it comes out! (deliberate typo)



    For most except the hard-core gadget fans (your DaHarders etc), there really isn't much need to upgrade every year, and Apple isn't targeting that market.
  • Reply 106 of 170
    quinneyquinney Posts: 2,528member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by chris v View Post


    Doomed! Beleaguered! Shut it down and return the money to the stockholders!1! They should have licensed OS X! Where's the X Mac?!?! Switching to Windows!



    You forgot to say "they would sell more if they put Android on them".



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by addabox View Post


    The rest of the month includes all the folks that wanted to get a look at one in store before buying, people who figured they'd let the hysteria die down before bothering, and a big worldwide rollout in a bunch more countries. Any guesses on what sale will be by April? Or for the quarter?



    Alls I know is that, after reading many posts saying there were no lines at the Apple Stores and plenty of stock, I went in to the Walnut Creek store today and bought one. Real easy.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post


    I am very happy with the new iPad numbers as a user and a shareholder.



    As far as the dividend/buyback announcement -- I was hoping for at least a 10:1 split, too.



    I wanted the split to set up some investment accounts for the grandkids -- $60 per share provides a lot more room to maneuver/experiment/fail/learn than $600 per share.



    I love you man, but that is the investing equivalent of wanting an SD slot on the iPhone.
  • Reply 107 of 170
    mrstepmrstep Posts: 516member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Right_said_fred View Post


    methinks one should eat ones hat



    methinks he needed to eat his Xoom.
  • Reply 108 of 170
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by melgross View Post


    That's funky. The screen is much better, and it's pretty obvious. It's hard to back to the 2 after having used the new one for a short while.



    And dictation is very accurate as reported by just about everyone, as well as my own finding and that of my friends.



    Something is wrong there.



    I totally agree. The dictation is amazing. As is the screen is simply stunning (the 2 has already passed on my 13-yr old). And the speed.... wow.



    I am having trouble believing the original poster.
  • Reply 109 of 170
    herbapouherbapou Posts: 2,228member
    Where does it say 3 millions DIDNT include the pre-orders ?!? link please



    What was the iPhone 4s first week-end sales again? 4 mil? if so the iPad numbers are huge, even if they include the pre-orders that were shipped during the week-end
  • Reply 110 of 170
    herbapouherbapou Posts: 2,228member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by msantti View Post


    I am pretty bullish but that's a bit extreme.



    Would love to be proven wrong though.



    That would be nice, that would mean I would retired by the end of the year.
  • Reply 111 of 170
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post


    3 million anything is a whole shitload!



    Yes, I believe that's the technical term.
  • Reply 112 of 170
    mrstepmrstep Posts: 516member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Paul94544 View Post


    The ipad hype machine certain was in overdrive wasn't it and fooled a lot of folks into buying one. Not that I mind however my apple stock is doing really well.



    I took my iPad2 and displayed some retina quality pics on it and compared it with my co-worker's brand spanking new iPad3 today.



    Guess what I couldn't really see enough difference in the display to justify upgrading any time soon. The only feature missing is the microphone to dictate voice into text. We tried it out and it produced a lot of mistakes.



    My take - if you own a iPad2 don't hold your breath, and now an iPad2 is $100 cheaper to compete with the "goggle" tablet when it comes out! (deliberate typo)



    I think I'll wait another year for the next iPad with the A6 processor and Siri(hopefully)



    For whatever reason the hype machine fooled my new iPad screen into being 4x the resolution of the old one.



    A picture is probably where the difference will be least visible other than an OpenGL game where you have motion and edges that were already anti-aliased. Now text... well, I'm assuming you didn't actually try loading a page in iBooks/Kindle or Safari? Because that's not subtle and it's definitely not just hype.



    On the other hand, if you couldn't see the difference there, take some profit on the stock and get your eyes checked.
  • Reply 113 of 170
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    Originally Posted by zoetmb View Post


    Apple has changed expectations so radically, people don't realize what an accomplishment even a few hundred thousand units would have been. I've posted this before, but this is the amount of time for each of these technologies to reach just 1 million sales units, according to Greystone Communications, Yankee Group (except for the iPad count, which came from other sources):



    Original iPad: 28 days

    DVD: 21 months

    Satellite Radio: 23 months

    CD Players: 28 months

    MP3 Players: 28 months

    Radio: 39 months

    TV: 40 months

    DVR: 53 months

    VCR: 58 months

    Online Subscriber Services: 114 months

    Cable TV: 144 months

    Satellite TV: 144 months



    Apple now does in days what it took multiple companies years to accomplish.



    Amazing.



    Great post. Thanks.
  • Reply 114 of 170
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    Originally Posted by quinney View Post


    I love you man, but that is the investing equivalent of wanting an SD slot on the iPhone.



    Ouch.
  • Reply 115 of 170
    herbapouherbapou Posts: 2,228member
    The iPad 2 is sold out in the Montreal area. WTF is happening? Can you guys check in you're area please?
  • Reply 116 of 170
    jahbladejahblade Posts: 159member
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    Originally Posted by sflocal View Post


    Damn!!! That's a lot of people for Samesung to make fun of!!!



    Brilliant !! LOL!! 😂
  • Reply 117 of 170
    relicrelic Posts: 4,735member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post


    There are top many real world scenarios and productivity apps to mention that have made the iPad a valuable tool for many businesses. By saying it's "just a toy" you sund like a troll or woefully uninformed.



    Not a troll I have one myself and I could easily live with out, so could most people who buy one. Sure, some companys and business people have found value in using it as a tool but that is a very, very small percentage. So ok, the iPad is mostly, hows that, is mostly a toy for those who buy one, especially for those on this board.
  • Reply 118 of 170
    addaboxaddabox Posts: 12,665member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Relic View Post


    Not a troll I have one myself and I could easily live with out, so could most people who buy one. Sure, some companys and business people have found value in using it as a tool but that is a very, very small percentage. So ok, the iPad is mostly, hows that, is mostly a toy for those who buy one, especially for those on this board.



    You have absolutely no basis for making these claims.
  • Reply 119 of 170
    kingkueikingkuei Posts: 137member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jinjo235 View Post


    Do those sales figures Apple releases include pre-sales, third-party retailer and online purchases or just Apple retail store purchases?



    A number of sites are starting to report that the 3 million ONLY includes iPads sold at Apple retail. So the real number sold is presumably much higher.
  • Reply 120 of 170
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by zoetmb View Post


    Apple has changed expectations so radically, people don't realize what an accomplishment even a few hundred thousand units would have been. I've posted this before, but this is the amount of time for each of these technologies to reach just 1 million sales units, according to Greystone Communications, Yankee Group (except for the iPad count, which came from other sources):



    Original iPad: 28 days

    DVD: 21 months

    Satellite Radio: 23 months

    CD Players: 28 months

    MP3 Players: 28 months

    Radio: 39 months

    TV: 40 months

    DVR: 53 months

    VCR: 58 months

    Online Subscriber Services: 114 months

    Cable TV: 144 months

    Satellite TV: 144 months



    Apple now does in days what it took multiple companies years to accomplish.



    That's amazing... Certainly puts things into perspective.
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