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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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RE: This is a lie
By Tony Swash on 3/14/2011 8:46:28 PM , Rating: 2

This news story is a fake lie by Apple biased Anandtech. I just got through reading an article that iPad2 is selling the same as ipad 1 (which is disappointing sales)

Analysts put sales of the new iPad in the range of 400,000 to 600,000 units during its first three days on the market, about the same range as the original model sold in its first week. Apple hasn't disclosed any sales figures yet.

But I know, the Apple biased media will always spin bad sales into a huge success in no time.

Is that some sort of weird sarcasm or do you really believe that sort of delusional pap?

The iPad wasn't on sale a year ago. Apple will probably sell 20 million in it's first calendar year on the market.

Many observers have commented that the lines for iPad 2 were noticeably longer than those for iPad on its first day on sale.

If the iPad (version 1 not including the iPad 2 sales) were its own standalone company separate to that of Apple, it would be so successful that it would qualify for entry into the world’s top Fortune 500. A product that was not on sale a year ago.

If this is a disappointment then I cannot conceive what you would think constituted a success. The Zune perhaps, or possible WP7?

RE: This is a lie
By Alexstarfire on 3/15/2011 3:44:55 AM , Rating: 1
No one said it was on sale a year ago. Defensive much? It's the WSJ so I doubt they just made shit up. Since they say Apple hasn't released sales figures it's just an estimate.

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