Apple sells over 300,000 iPads on launch day

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  • Reply 61 of 99
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cgc0202 View Post


    Someone should link and create a pdf of this article:



    Apple iPad Hands-On First Impressions

    http://www.winsupersite.com/alt/ipad...mpressions.asp



    No PDF, but I did call Thurrott out here: http://thesmallwave.com/paul-thurrott-pot-meet-kettle
  • Reply 62 of 99
    josh.b.josh.b. Posts: 353member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by minderbinder View Post


    His comments seem like mostly personal opinion, and it's hard to put much stock into the opinion of someone with such obvious personal biases.



    Ah. I see. It is not a matter of evaluating the points he makes. It is a matter of accepting/rejecting the message based upon the attributes of the messenger.



    I guess we use different methods.
  • Reply 63 of 99
    dluxdlux Posts: 666member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Josh.B. View Post


    You best bet is to take all POVs into account...



    Some points of view are simply not worth the time.
  • Reply 64 of 99
    justflybobjustflybob Posts: 1,337member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by success View Post


    That's a lot of get outta here Grandpa.





    No. But you get out of here anyway. Or at least until you grow up.
  • Reply 65 of 99
    gotapplegotapple Posts: 115member
    I thought it was 650K. Fanbois.
  • Reply 66 of 99
    gotapplegotapple Posts: 115member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SpotOn View Post


    1: By then a lot of educational software would have been written for the device.



    2: School buying season, a $500 iPad is less expensive than a $1000 MacBook.



    3: Jesus might also rise from his grave by then. And pigs could grow wings and start flying.



    4: Also a pocket calculator costs $30, now that's cheap!
  • Reply 67 of 99
    caljomaccaljomac Posts: 122member
    First it was 700,000, then it was 600,000, now it's 300,000. I wonder what's next.......
  • Reply 68 of 99
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Josh.B. View Post


    What about the points he makes? Why just insult the author?



    Do you really think that the claim that (and I'm paraphrasing since I couldn't be bothered hitting up his blog for an exact quote) "anyone who thinks the iPad is a game-changer is a tool" is worth addressing?
  • Reply 69 of 99
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by caljomac View Post


    First it was 700,000, then it was 600,000, now it's 300,000. I wonder what's next.......



    Please stop with the utterly, foolishly incorrect posts.



    You know that Apple had nothing whatsoever to do with the 700,000 or 600,000 number.
  • Reply 70 of 99
    I am actually laughing out loud. Didn't Munster go round a few queues and compare the number of people in line with those at launch for the iPhone. Rigorous. If anyone's interested there may be a position as chief analyst/psychic opening up. Priceless!
  • Reply 71 of 99
    successsuccess Posts: 1,039member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cgc0202 View Post


    That's quite a lot of immaturity or perhaps a lack of an expanded grasp of the language.



    Anyone who can only think or focus on the feminine association of the term Pad, is more reflective of the person, rather than the choice of Apple.



    That it is repeated even in the New York Times says much about the state of journalism these days.



    CGC



    Are you upset because despite the name you can't use it for yourself once a month? Don't worry you can still wear pantyhose when you get home from work. Just don't tell your wife. Stick to those cranberry cocktails nancy.
  • Reply 72 of 99
    stevejrstevejr Posts: 11member
    stock analysts are not supposed to be fanboys. i'm surprised he still has a job..
  • Reply 73 of 99
    troll removed so no point in snarking back at the troll.
  • Reply 74 of 99
    cgc0202cgc0202 Posts: 624member
    This article provides an insight about how Gene Munster makes his predictions and how he misses quite a few itmes



    Gene Munster Explains How He Blew The iPad Sales Estimates -- And Cuts His Estimates For The Year

    http://www.businessinsider.com/gene-...timates-2010-4



    Quote:



    Here's his explanation in his own words from his note:



    * Where We Went Wrong. We believe that we misgauged the online pre-orders received for the iPad starting on March 12. We originally estimated online-sales to be about 75% of all iPad sales; however, it appears that online pre-orders made up about 50% of the sales, resulting in a significant unit difference.



    Note that there was actually no explanation as to why he estimated online-sales to be about 75% when he revised his prediction.



    Is it possible that he actually originally estimated online-sales to be about 50% originally to come up with his original 300K estimate? Or, his original 300K estimate was based from other set of information.



    Where was the solid data gathered to suggest that actual online sale? As telling, one day actual data (from Apple) and he already changed his annual prediction, again???



    If this was how Munster makes peedictions/projections, I hope he does not learn how to use a spreadsheet and its power in easily changing projections. He could really be all over the place,



    Quote:

    * Deja Vu: Wrong On Launch Day, Right On Theme. We were overly optimistic on our launch day estimates of 600-700k, similar to the iPhone launch, when we were also too aggressive. With the original iPhone we estimated sales at launch of 500k and Apple sold 270k, which concerned investors about the long-term viability of the iPhone. In CY10, we estimate iPhone sales will be 36.0m and generate 39% of Apple's revenue.



    At least he is being "consistent".



    CGC
  • Reply 75 of 99
    mactelmactel Posts: 1,275member
    I don't know how anyone can be disappointed with 300K in one day. Let's see what the total weekend was or even a the first month sales before we pass judgemnet on whether it is a failure or not.
  • Reply 76 of 99
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MacTel View Post


    I don't know how anyone can be disappointed with 300K in one day. Let's see what the total weekend was or even a the first month sales before we pass judgemnet on whether it is a failure or not.



    Only because we were given 2x to 2.33x time that by a professional analyst. It's a great number and well above the original expected total for the day. It also seems to be about 30% of all the tablets that were sold in world in 2009, 1.06M, by one report. By any measure its a success, but I wish Munster wouldn't make such excessive guesses as I think the market would rather be pleasantly surprised and mildly disappointed by a projection.
  • Reply 77 of 99
    cgc0202cgc0202 Posts: 624member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MacTel View Post


    I don't know how anyone can be disappointed with 300K in one day. Let's see what the total weekend was or even a the first month sales before we pass judgemnet on whether it is a failure or not.



    Especially so if it were the average.



    But even a tenth of that for an average this year would be spectacular.



    Long term, if people will think before they buy an iPad; understand exactly whether they need it (buy) or not (don't buy), the future would be great for this new device.



    It is the backlash from the clueless who can potentially impact (but unlikely to derail) the iPad.



    The Apps and the creative applications would determine the future of the iPad.



    CGC
  • Reply 78 of 99
    cnocbuicnocbui Posts: 3,613member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cgc0202 View Post


    That's quite a lot of immaturity or perhaps a lack of an expanded grasp of the language.



    Anyone who can only think or focus on the feminine association of the term Pad, is more reflective of the person, rather than the choice of Apple.



    That it is repeated even in the New York Times says much about the state of journalism these days.



    CGC



    It also say a lot about your apparent complete lack of a sense of humour.
  • Reply 79 of 99
    cnocbuicnocbui Posts: 3,613member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SpotOn View Post




    2: School buying season, a $500 iPad is less expensive than a $1000 MacBook.



    I should note that Apple is cannibalizing sales from the iPod Touch and MacBook markets with the iPad.



    The iPad requires a computer to operate, once people find this out in the stores, they likely will be upsold to a MacBook, unless the schools specifically mention a iPad.

    .



    An iPad would be less than half as useful to a student as an Macbook.



    My sympathies to any student unfortunate enough to be given one in place of a Macbook.



    Why do you imply that you think they will sell as an alternative to a Macbook and then a few paragraphs later point out an iPad requires a computer?



    I would have thought the requirement for a computer would make this device rather unsuitable for students of parents with a tight budget.
  • Reply 80 of 99
    rot'napplerot'napple Posts: 1,839member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Brian Marshall with Broadpoint AmTech also overestimated, predicting sales of 525,000 units over the launch weekend. The most accurate among analysts was Charlie Wolf with Needham & Company, who said he expected over 300,000 sales.



    Apple's initial sales represent the U.S. only, and just the Wi-Fi model. The 3G-capable iPad will go on sale in the U.S. later this month, and both models will be available overseas in late April as well.



    If those of us, like me, who are waiting for the release of the 3G version of the iPad, how might that have effected the end results of the total sales on launch day HAD both wifi and 3G iPad versions were available on the same day? \
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