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Sales of Apples iOS devices continue to soar the roof

Although some called Apple’s third generation iPad a relatively “modest” update to its popular predecessor, sales for its opening weekend were through the roof. Apple announced this afternoon that 3 million iPads since have been sold since it was officially launched on Friday morning.
 
It took the original iPad nearly three months to reach the 3 million mark, while Apple sold around 1 million iPad 2s during its first few days of availability.
 
“The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold?the strongest iPad launch yet,” said Philip Schiller, Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing. “Customers are loving the incredible new features of iPad, including the stunning Retina display, and we can't wait to get it into the hands of even more customers around the world this Friday.”

To put those numbers into perspective, Samsung -- third place in tablet sales behind Apple and Amazon -- shipped a mere 1.5 million Android-based tablets during all of Q4 2011 according to IDC.


Sources: Apple, IDC



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RE: Stock buyback
By TakinYourPoints on 3/20/2012 1:51:40 AM , Rating: 1
As for Gates having "no vision", I don't completely believe that. He most definitely has vision in terms of his philanthropy and particularly his vision to eradicate disease. What he is doing with his foundation can be cynically seen as a tax dodge for his massive fortune, but how he is planning on applying it, particularly where it comes to disease, tells me otherwise.

That to me is far more significant and has more original foresight than what he did as a businessman.


RE: Stock buyback
By Reclaimer77 on 3/20/2012 2:05:53 AM , Rating: 2
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That to me is far more significant and has more original foresight than what he did as a businessman.


Now I know you're trolling. What a waste of time it's been talking to you.


RE: Stock buyback
By TakinYourPoints on 3/20/2012 5:46:56 AM , Rating: 2
No, I find that having a vision for eradicating disease is far more impressive than finding ways to foist an inferior operating system to market dominance in the 90s through force as he did with IBM, Compaq, Dell, etc etc. The former is pure business backstabbery where the product/technology is secondary, the other is a real vision for the future.


RE: Stock buyback
By Reclaimer77 on 3/20/2012 10:37:01 AM , Rating: 1
Foist an inferior os? Inferior?

So Windows was inferior. Android is inferior. I'm sensing a pattern here. Pretty much anything non-Apple is and has been "inferior".

What a hopeless windbag. Troll on Takin.


RE: Stock buyback
By TakinYourPoints on 3/20/2012 5:52:27 PM , Rating: 2
Windows in the 90s and the early 2000s, when Microsoft established its dominance and monopoly, was inferior to some of the alternatives out there, yes. Pretty much everything before Vista/7.

I used nothing but Microsoft operating systems from the late 80s with MS-DOS, but in college even I could accept that my friend's Amiga and Macintosh were way ahead of what I had running on my 486. And while the NeXT platform was far too expensive for me to get my hands on, it was literally a decade ahead of its time. You should watch videos of a NeXTCUBE in action, it is insane that this sort of OS existed in the early 90s. When I say it was a decade ahead of its time, I mean it; Windows was behind in many ways until Vista, and Windows 3.1/95/98 and MacOS that were out at the same time were all a complete joke in comparison.

You seem to have some sort of inferiority complex. I was a Windows 3.1 user back in 1992, but even I can accept that there were multiple better operating systems out at the time. You on the other hand can't accept that anything outside of what you yourself have purchased is any good at all. The same applies in your political threads. Very closed minded.


RE: Stock buyback
By TakinYourPoints on 3/21/2012 1:31:38 AM , Rating: 2
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Pretty much anything non-Apple is and has been "inferior".


I think Windows Vista and Windows 7 are great.

I know how frustrating it must be for you that I don't share the same black and white view of the world as you do. Sorry.


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