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  • iPad "Fastest Adoption Rate Ever:" Report


    According to a report out today, the iPad has had a faster adoption rate than any electronics product in history other than cell phones. Colin McGranahan, a retail analyst with Bernstein Research, notes that the device blew past the previous record holder, the DVD player, which sold 350,000 units the first year it was out. There were that many iPads sold by mid-morning on the day after it was released. If current trends continue, the iPad will be the fourth largest consumer electronics category.

    It took just 28 days for Apple to sell a million iPads. The original iPhone, Apple's first runaway success, needed 74 days to achieve that milestone. ďThis is much bigger than I thought it would be," Pete Najarian, the founder of TradeMonster.com, told CNBC's "Fast Money" blog. "Itís really a total media device and thereís not much a PC can do that you canít do on an iPad." McGranahan himself echoed that assessment, calling the iPad "a runaway success of unprecedented proportion." When the tablet was first announced, many observers - after laughing about the name "iPad" - predicted that it would "fail catastrophically." Today, the largest manufacturers are in a race to get their tablets to market.

    Apple does not regularly update its sales numbers, so the last verified measure was the company's report in July that 3.27 million units had been sold. Bernstein's McGranahan estimates 4.5 million more were sold in the quarter since then. He further predicts that Apple will make $9 billion in revenue from the iPad next year, meaning that just this one product from this one company will have sold more than all game consoles from every manufacturer, and just behind all TVs, smartphones and notebook computers.

    Source: AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPad "Fastest Adoption Rate Ever:" Report started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 39 Comments
    1. tankz504's Avatar
      tankz504 -
      Sweet!! I LOVE my iPad!
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Not sure that I understand the point of this article; it certainly does not merit a front page appearance.

      All of this stuff was known long ago (except for the 4.5 million this quarter estimate).
    1. Nelly998's Avatar
      Nelly998 -
      I didn't know..
    1. sub zero's Avatar
      sub zero -
      Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
      Not sure that I understand the point of this article; it certainly does not merit a front page appearance.

      All of this stuff was known long ago (except for the 4.5 million this quarter estimate).
      didnt i just read about this here last week!?!? lol
    1. Daerid's Avatar
      Daerid -
      Subtext: Buy Apple Stock. LOL (which, I foolishly, have yet to do)


      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      Wow. I didn't think iPad is gonna be this successful.
    1. donkeykongking's Avatar
      donkeykongking -
      I still don't see the point in an iPad, like I'd rather have an iPhone/iPod touch / laptop or even a net book before that thing, all of those devices can do everything and some of them
      More than what the iPad can do:/ ironically enough in the tablets wars which are soon to come
      Up, I see the iPad winning even though upcoming devices will once again be able to do more
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      ::cough cough:: Samsung N310 + OSX86 10.6.4 is better than a massive iPod Touch ::cough cough:: And cheaper... ::cough...::
    1. onlinegamesnz's Avatar
      onlinegamesnz -
      Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
      Not sure that I understand the point of this article; it certainly does not merit a front page appearance.

      All of this stuff was known long ago (except for the 4.5 million this quarter estimate).
      Maybe your just too smart
    1. dotFIVE's Avatar
      dotFIVE -
      Quote Originally Posted by Paul Acciavatti View Post
      Pancake background ftw.

      Yeah, an iPhone definitely can do much more than an iPad can, but have you ever been to an Apple store and tried one out? The iPad is just... really cool. An expensive cool, but nonetheless tempting to buy. It's for casual, fun use when you just don't feel like busting out a big computer for a simple task. I'll most likely get the second gen just because I never buy first gen Apple products.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by onlinegamesnz View Post
      Maybe your just too smart
      Apparently you're not.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
      Apparently you're not.
      win
    1. Adw1's Avatar
      Adw1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by tankz504 View Post
      Sweet!! I LOVE my iPad!
      +1
    1. psilocybin's Avatar
      psilocybin -
      Love my iPad. There any laws against marrying an electronic device? Haha wife would love to read that
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      I knew i loved my signature
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Breaking news. The iPad is mad popularz yo!

      And.........

      We'll see how long that holds up when Apple decides to release another epic software update that ends up crippling it while consumers wait impatiently for a fix.
    1. Be Expressive's Avatar
      Be Expressive -
      Apple might be over doing them-selfs
    1. stlcaddie's Avatar
      stlcaddie -
      It depends, is it a same sex iPad? And if so move to California first, its legal there LOL

      How come my Qoute didn't work right. Now my post looks weird.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by stlcaddie View Post
      It depends, is it a same sex iPad? And if so move to California first, its legal there LOL

      How come my Qoute didn't work right. Now my post looks weird.
      Lol. Just looks crazy to me.
    1. psilocybin's Avatar
      psilocybin -
      Lol naw not same sex. I'm pretty sure my iPad is female- I hope haha