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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 6:01:25 PM , Rating: 2
So you're saying that BASIC for Altair was more profitable than the boatloads they made writing applications for the Apple II and the Mac?


RE: Stock buyback
By luseferous on 3/21/2012 1:10:28 PM , Rating: 2
So you're saying that BASIC for Altair was more profitable than the boatloads they made writing applications for the Apple II and the Mac?

No That's not what I'm saying.

What I'm saying is if your going to put someone down for not knowing the history of a subject at least make sure right about it.

That's what I'm saying.

So please stop trying to wriggle out of the fact you were being arrogant and wrong by trying to move the goalposts.

Where did 'more profitable' come into either your post or mine ?

RE: Stock buyback
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/21/2012 1:33:49 PM , Rating: 1
It didn't, they just like to start making shit up when they are wrong to try to sway the conversation in another direction.

RE: Stock buyback
By TakinYourPoints on 3/22/2012 12:10:22 AM , Rating: 2
Finding first big success seems to be a good measure of "starting out" for me. Does the incorporation date work better for you? It doesn't change the point.

Everybody knows that Microsoft wrote software for the Altair, but they didn't really start to make money until they started writing applications for the Apple II, and then MS-DOS for IBM hardware and Mac software following that. They were probably the largest Mac developer until they started going into operating systems.

How does them writing for the Altair change the core argument? It doesn't, it is arguing semantics.

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