vanwinkle wrote:kswiss wrote:No one needs an iPad, which is why its going to take a long time to convince people to buy one.
They sold almost 700,000 the weekend they were released. The local Best Buy was out of the 16GB model within hours and the 32GB model within a day. Also, a lot of folks who held out on buying initially because of a lack of things like multitasking now know that they can safely buy an iPad now and get multitasking in a fall update. Sales will probably continue to be strong for a while, which is why I don't get it when people keep asserting things like "it'll take a long time to convince people to buy one".
+1 They'll sell 1 million iPads way faster than they sold the first 1 million iPhones.
http://blogs.barrons.com/techtraderdail ... lion-mark/
Took them 2.5 months, which is surprising considering there was over 5 years of pent up demand for an Apple cell phone, and they had a product that appeared 1,000,000 times better than any cell phone on the market. The price was too high. They learned their lesson, and waited until they could build and sell a giant iPod touch for 500 bucks and still make 70% margins.