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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 5:34:45 PM , Rating: 2
I know that they sold BASIC for the Altair, but was it as profitable as when they sold software for the Apple II or the Mac? No.

I forget that people like to be so pedantic on the internet, next time I'll spell everything out for you more clearly.

RE: Stock buyback
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/20/2012 6:49:57 PM , Rating: 1
Who in the fuck said anything about it being profitable except YOU?

RE: Stock buyback
By Pendergast on 3/21/2012 5:37:49 PM , Rating: 2
Besides a business' incorporation date, being profitable can be used as a measure of when a "business got started" (i.e. not when it technically started, but when it started hitting it big).

RE: Stock buyback
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/21/2012 6:13:06 PM , Rating: 2
Again, and apparently the reading comprehension is a fail on your part, NO ONE said anything about PROFITS.

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