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The Unpredictability of the iPad

THE UNPREDICTABILITY OF THE ¡PAD Q1-Q3 2010 7.5 MILLION "[THE IPAD] WILL BE THE MOST IMPORTANT THING I'VE EVER DONE." While everyone thought the iPad would come to be Apple's next big thing, no one was able to accurately predict just how quickly people would adopt Apple's new tablet. Even the nation's leading tech bloggers - who, perhaps shared a more favorable outlook on hardware sales for 2010 - did not even come close: Q4 2010 7.3 MILLION In Q4 alone, 7.3 million iPads were sold, a 75% increase from the previous quarter. Apple CEO, Steve Jobs - January 25, 2010 İPAD SALES IN PERSPECTIVE: EXPERTS' PREDICTIONS FOR 2010 =1 MILLION IN SALES In 2010, iPad Sales accounted for $4.6B in revenue for Q4 2010. WALL STREET PREDICTIONS 3.3 MILLION TECH BLOGGERS' PREDICTIONS 5.4MILLION VS. In the same timeframe, MacBooks accounted for $3.7B in revenue. ACTUAL SALES 14.8 MILLION TOTAL SOURCES: HUFFINGTON POST | TECHCRUNCH VISUALNEWS.COM

The Unpredictability of the iPad

shared by rmmojado on Mar 26
Before the release of the Apples iPad, the media world was abuzz with predictions about potential sales… would it hit 2, 3 or 5 million sold? Proving that the success of new technology is hard to ju...


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