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Sells ten times faster than the original iPad

According to Reuters, Apple's iPad 2 sold one million units in its launch weekend, surpassing the milestone almost 10 times as fast as its predecessor. 

The iPad 2 went on sale last Friday at Apple, Verizon, and AT&T stores, as well as Target, Wal-Mart, and Best Buy. Large crowds were reported across the United States, with more than 500 people queued up at Apple's flagship San Francisco store and roughly another 800 at its Manhattan location. The crowds even attracted gawkers.

"Our field checks over the weekend indicate that the iPad 2 sold out at every Apple and non-Apple store we contacted," Ticonderoga Securities analyst Brian White wrote in a research note. "In fact, all the stores had worked through iPad 2 inventory by Saturday afternoon, and there were no new iPad 2 deliveries on Sunday."

White told Reuters that the iPad 2 could potentially have sold one million units in its first weekend, a feat that took 28 days for the original when it hit the market last year. Wedbush Securities analyst Scott Sutherland echoed White's prediction.

With the launch, Apple appears to have secured its number one spot in the tablet market for the time being, cooling the momentum that tablets from other manufacturers such as Motorola and Samsung were beginning to gain.

Apple is expected to retain 61 percent of the lucrative tablet market for 2011, according J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moscowitz. According to Moscowitz, other companies will have trouble attracting customers the way Apple has.

The iPad 2 is set to launch worldwide on March 25.

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apple/SJ is still a douche bag
By sprockkets on 3/14/2011 4:36:09 PM , Rating: 2
They make a great tablet.

It plays games better than anything

It has a great screen.

They can't stock enough of them.

So you would think that with them claiming they also cannot make enough iphone4s for the world, that they wouldn't need to trash talk their competition.

But noooo!

1. Misquotes Samsung about the whole "quite small" vs. "quite smooth" issue.

2. Makes fun of honeycomb with "only 60" or whatever apps.

3. Then calls everyone else a copycat or trashes other peoples designs.

4. And my favorite, oh we are the first tablet to have a dual core CPU, (but so we can claim this without looking stupid) let's add "in volume." There. Now we can be "first" in everything.

I have a feeling that once Steve Job leaves apple the douchebaggery will stop. Ironically that also will lead to their death.

RE: apple/SJ is still a douche bag
By Pirks on 3/14/2011 5:03:39 PM , Rating: 2
A gifted douche is way better than mediocre non-douche

RE: apple/SJ is still a douche bag
By MartyLK on 3/14/2011 9:02:38 PM , Rating: 1
To be fair and honest, the rest of the industry does copy Apple. Before the iPhone first came out, there were no capacitive touch screen phones containing all of the tech the iPhone had. Then, all of a sudden, the rest of the industry starts releasing their versions of the same tech and style. Samsung is a huge copycat of Apple. The friggin Galaxy S is a clear ripoff of the early iPhones.

When Apple makes something, the rest of the industry follows trying, like scavengers, to rake in some of the momentum Apple creates. If Apple haters were truly honest with themselves...which is an impossibility...they would be pissed off if they worked their asses off and did all of the research and development and others come along and copy it...try to make money off of Apple's hard work.

If Apple don't make it, it won't exist. Thank Apple for the mobile/portable gadget market we have today. Because the rest of the industry would still be dishing out lazy-ass, cheap-ass crap lead by vision-less leaders who only care about stringing ppl along like a drug dealer with their half-hearted products.

Everything the original iPhone embodied was way more than the other parts of the industry would ever even dream about allowing the consumer. That's what I mean about stringing us along...give us a little bit of tech at a time and never give us anything fulfilling. Friggin deadbeat mo-fus. I hope Apple wipes the sewer with their sorry asses and they even have a spark of a chance. Goddamn miserable, humanity-hating, ass-wipes. Palm used to be one of them...but that's because of their leader. That ignorant POS.

RE: apple/SJ is still a douche bag
By Gio6518 on 3/15/2011 4:06:59 PM , Rating: 2
To be fair and honest, the rest of the industry does copy Apple.

How's That they didn't even create the iPod

touch screens were out way before iPod's or iPhone's its just the natural evoulution of technology.

Samsung is a huge copycat of Apple. The friggin Galaxy S is a clear ripoff of the early iPhones.

considering that samsung designed, created, and manufactures it for Apple, your a little backwards. The A4 is a Arm processor cortex A8, on the most part the same as android phones (in other cases the exact same one), their new A5 again samsung designed, created, and manufactured it for Apple, is an Arm cortex A9 same as the Tegra 2, so who's really ripping off Apple? Apple doesn't create or innovate, the contact companies to get a parts list, then have a 3rd party assemble it for them...

I hope Apple wipes the sewer with their sorry asses and they even have a spark of a chance. Goddamn miserable, humanity-hating, ass-wipes.

Considering that Android is wiping the floor with rotten Apples, I seriously doubt your satements accuracy...Especially all of them were wrong...

RE: apple/SJ is still a douche bag
By MartyLK on 3/15/11, Rating: 0
RE: apple/SJ is still a douche bag
By Gio6518 on 3/16/2011 2:39:33 PM , Rating: 2
What's the matter, can't afford an iPhone?

either me, or my wife probabaly more more in a year than you probabally make in 10 years, only idiots pay more to get the same or less. Considering my EVO cost the same as the iPhone 4, again shows your an iDiot, and my EVO, my wifes EVO and either of my kids Epics out perform the iPhone 4.

The only thing available before the iPhone was cheap-ass resistive know..the shit that is flexible with layers of film and easy to harm.

Again thats the natural evolution that touch screens would of achieved with or without crApple.

What the fuck is wrong with education these days?

Obviously, your linguistic skills shows your a victim of current education system.

And Apple is wiping the sewer with Android and doing it with just one phone! How many phones does Android have?

LOL thats just comical, iPhones have been around since 2007 and still havent achieved, the status that Android has, the moto droid alone beat the iPhone selling 1 million units in 60 days, compared to iPhone taking 74. There are so many different models to cater to individual carriers, so yes theres gonna be many different models, and since Androids marketshare is almost double of iPhone's does say Android is destroying them (in this case 2 isn't better than 1 LOL).
Furthermore at best on a worldwide iPhone only hit 3rd in popularity, where Android is at the number 1 spot.

Apple didn't create the iPod??

No they once again stole everyone else work, a pieced together a rip off of others work.

And yes, Samsung is ripping Apple off.

How do you rip Apple off, when its Samsung processor thats used in the iPhone 4,which is based on Arm's cortex A8, all Apple did was purchase it...

But obviously your incapable of intelligent thought and believe Apples lies and propaganda, truth is Apple steals, backward engineers and claims they created it, if they can't, they attempt to purchase the company that did create something their intrested in...

Wheather it's iOS or Android the majority of the components are identical so how do you figure it's
cheap-ass resistive tech
when they just buy it from Samsung or same companies that HTC, Moto etc. buy from...

But thank you, your foolishness has brightened up my day, in fact, i'll probabally be smiling for at least a week :)

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