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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 3/22/2012 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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