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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 6:01:04 AM , Rating: 2
It is crazy how different the world might have been if IBM went with CP/M as they were initially going to, except for failed negotiations over licensing. It is the reason why they went to Microsoft, incredible how pivotal that was.

Microsoft would have still been making software for Apple hardware, what I wonder is if they would have had a foot in the door for operating systems without MS-DOS on IBM hardware. Windows wasn't a real OS until 1990. MS-DOS sustained them in the mean time, and it kept the door open for when MS-DOS was eventually replaced by Windows.


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