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  • Apple Expected to Sell at Least 500,000 iPad 2s This Weekend


    As the MMi crew and company join the broad Apple customer base today in anticipation of the iPad 2's arrival later today, there's no shortage of interesting projections emerging this afternoon with regard to just how big this debut weekend could be for Apple's second generation tablet.

    Watching the stock ticker above my office door, shares of Apple are presently trading $4.49 higher @ $351.16 as both hype for Apple's new product and Wall Street expectations are certainly lighting a fire beneath the stock. Analyst Brian Marshall of Gleacher & Co. tells Bloomberg that more than 500,000 units of the iPad 2 will be sold this weekend, on its way to out-selling the original iPad, which only moved a relatively paltry 300,000 units in its debut one year ago.

    Prominent Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster - who happens to have a largely positive track record predicting Apple product sales and subsequent earnings - says Apple will sell between 5 and 6 million iPad 2s during the present launch quarter, topping the 3 million first generation iPads sold during its 2010 launch quarter. Helping Apple tremendously on this front is a combination of factors poised to make the iPad 2 a sure-fire success. Among the factors are generally positive user experiences relating to the original iPad, the new concerted retail push by Apple and its partners, and the positive reaction from tech analysts who believe the improvements made to the iPad 2 make it the premium tablet on the market today.

    Source: Bloomberg
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Expected to Sell at Least 500,000 iPad 2s This Weekend started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 41 Comments
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      This is a great upgrade /if/ the ram actually was doubled. We will find out soon enough. It is going to need it to support the bigger firmwares and the demand the newer apps are going to demand from it.
    1. glassJAw's Avatar
      glassJAw -
      I was really hoping to be part of the 500,000 lucky mofos but Before i got home I drove past the strip which has Wally world/ Target/ and best buy. Its not going to happen, the line reminds me of a four hour wait for a new ride at six flags. I'll just have to order it.
    1. Jastra's Avatar
      Jastra -
      Does anyone know If or when the iPad first gen will get lowered in price? If it does I will definitely buy one because the way I understand is the first gen can do everything the second gen does, (minus FaceTime)?... Just not as gracefully?..... I'm sure I will be corrected if I'm wrong.
    1. Razz's Avatar
      Razz -
      Typing on one right now. This thing is nasty.
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheOrioles33 View Post
      Really? Dual core, 9X faster graphics, front and rear camera and double the ram? What the heck were you expecting?
      How about better battery life, a significant software update (universal), and a design similar to the i4? Also, an addition of thunderbolt, USB, and flash.
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jastra View Post
      Does anyone know If or when the iPad first gen will get lowered in price? If it does I will definitely buy one because the way I understand is the first gen can do everything the second gen does, (minus FaceTime)?... Just not as gracefully?..... I'm sure I will be corrected if I'm wrong.
      Your actually right. The new iPad is not really any better.
    1. chAz15's Avatar
      chAz15 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ruffian View Post
      To anybody that has an iPad2 or that has been in a store to purchase one, are the 3G and white versions available or are they delayed?
      They had them at best buys in Chicago.
    1. Razz's Avatar
      Razz -
      I can smell the jealousy on this thread. it stinks to sh!t.

      For real though i had the 1 and the 2 is definitely sick.
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      Quote Originally Posted by glassJAw View Post
      I was really hoping to be part of the 500,000 lucky mofos but Before i got home I drove past the strip which has Wally world/ Target/ and best buy. Its not going to happen, the line reminds me of a four hour wait for a new ride at six flags. I'll just have to order it.
      I ordered 16gb white iPad 2 ship time says 2-3 weeks. So, I am just happy with my iPad 1 til it arrives. I figure the ship time may be quicker u never know. Yes, iPad 2 is worth upgrading a tablet without cameras is boring tech.
    1. iSteed's Avatar
      iSteed -
      1st post with this thing. I love it.
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      Quote Originally Posted by iSteed View Post
      1st post with this thing. I love it.
      Does it have Multitouch gestures?



      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
    1. iSteed's Avatar
      iSteed -
      Quote Originally Posted by mikerlx View Post
      Does it have Multitouch gestures?



      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
      Same ones as before. None of the new ones were added
    1. swifty7's Avatar
      swifty7 -
      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      Oh okay. So now we will be able to load web pages and programs a few seconds faster. Because waiting those extra few seconds is just outrageous.

      How crappy was the previous graphics processor to need 9x the speed to have a decent gaming experience?

      Double the RAM? If you're doing the amount of work that is THAT RAM intensive then an iPad probably isn't the device you should be using.
      trust me there's quite a bit of difference compare to the first ipad......I know because I use my mom's time to time. I saw the new ipad 2 today and let me tell you, this new apple tablet is a winner in every way both in aesthetics and speed/display quality. Blazing fast wifi performance. As soon as this baby gets cracked aka jailbroken, I will definitely buy one.
    1. Moreno53's Avatar
      Moreno53 -
      I still can't believe there are idiots out there that thought or were hoping the ipad2 would have USB, SD slots, and...LMAO Flash!!!!!! This thing just blew away whatever insignificant competition there was not only from a technical review perspective but also from a commercial/general public perspective. And we're still talking about FLASH???!!! LMAO!
    1. The6uest's Avatar
      The6uest -
      They could sell more than 500k if they didn't sell out everywhere! There are many people like me who want one but didn't want to wait in line and can't find them in stores now.

      Quote Originally Posted by Maylene View Post
      I think just the addition of a higher resolution display would have made the Ipad 2 MUCH more enticing. All the upgrades PLUS Retina Display would have been enough for me to upgrade. The display is the deal killer for me. The original Ipad has a nice display, don't get me wrong. After being spoiled by the retina, there's no other option for me. A higher resolution is needed.
      Why are you talking about being spoiled by retina when you only have an iPhone 3G?
    1. Apple.'s Avatar
      Apple. -
      This was worth the upgrade for me

      FaceTime/More RAM/Faster Processor

      The iPad 1 was good but the iPad 2 should have been what the first 1 should've been.

      Either way I Sold my iPad 1 32gb a month ago for $550 knowing the value of it would go down as soon as the 2 was announced. So i didn't lose out much.
    1. Jivin_hipcat's Avatar
      Jivin_hipcat -
      I like the sound of the ipad2, but i will not be buying one. I waiting 5 1/2 hoiurs in line for the first ipad on the first day and i dont see the need to get that emotional over the second installment. Maybe that is because i just jailbroke a few months ago and am loving being able to tweak at the moment. If the ipad 3 makes decent improvements over the second i will be picking me up one of those though. I just cant justify to myself buying a new decice every year, and my ipad is still sweet and ready for another year.
    1. joedr's Avatar
      joedr -
      I will wait until the retina display is introduced.

      The lack of JB on iPad 2 and same display as iPad 1 were the deal breakers for me.

      I believe that the first time owners that were to get one anyways are getting a good deal for the new upgrades, but not a justifiable one for most previous owners.

      I needed at least a better display for me to justify getting a new one.
    1. iSteed's Avatar
      iSteed -
      Quote Originally Posted by mikerlx View Post
      Does it have Multitouch gestures?



      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
      Quote Originally Posted by iSteed View Post
      Same ones as before. None of the new ones were added
      There is a way to get the multitouch gestures How To Activate Hidden Features On Your iPad – Multi-Touch Gestures! | iEnthusiast

      I'm using them now and they are sweet... Should have been included in 4.3 anyway
    1. The6uest's Avatar
      The6uest -
      Quote Originally Posted by iSteed View Post
      There is a way to get the multitouch gestures How To Activate Hidden Features On Your iPad Multi-Touch Gestures! | iEnthusiast

      I'm using them now and they are sweet... Should have been included in 4.3 anyway
      That's pretty cool but it also kinda sucks since I don't have a Mac. I'm sure there will be a jailbreak app to unlock that feature too though once a JB for iOS 4.3 is out.