Oct 232013
iPad Air - Minor Upgrade for Current Owners

To those running around with older iPads,  don’t bother to open your wallet for Apple’s  new iPad launched yesterday. The new iPad Air is not worth the extra $599 (32GB), $699 (64GB) or more if you want higher storage. Apple CEP Tim Cook with iPad Air (Pix: WSJ) Except for a new A7 64-bit processor (same as in the iPhone 5s) and reducing the thickness and weight, there’s not much new in Apple’s new tablet. Sure, the iPad Air is 20% thinner and 28% lighter than the fourth generation iPad but that’s not enough reason to get a new tablet. […]

All the iPad Stats You Can Digest

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Oct 222013
All the iPad Stats You Can Digest

For those keeping track of the iPad or other digital media devices, here are a bunch of tables that reveal how quickly the Apple iPad has become a market-leading tablet and the darling of consumers. Microsoft, Asus, Google, Dell, Acer, Motorola, Blackberry and dozens of other vendors developed iPad envy seeing the wild success of the iPad and introduced their own tablets. But none of the rival tablets have anywhere near the adoption rate of the iPad. Today the majority of tablet Internet traffic comes from the iPad. And except for the iPad, most tablet vendors are likely losing money […]

Apple Proves Naysayers Wrong

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Jul 232013
Apple Proves Naysayers Wrong

Bring ’em on! That was the strong message Apple sent to the Samsungs, Sonys, Motorolas, HTCs and other Android vendors nipping at its heels. Apple sold 31.2 million iPhones in its fiscal third quarter ending June 29 proving that the pricey smartphones can still weather the attack from the dozens of Android devices flooding the market. iPhone unit sales were 5.1 million units ahead of analysts estimates of 26.1 million units for the quarter. Average selling price of the iPhones were 4% (about $27) less year-over-year. Apple sold a significant number of lower-priced iPhone 4 and 4S in the quarter, […]

Feb 282013
Total iPhone and iPad Sales: 2007-2013

In the spirit of noblesse oblige, SI is providing two informative tables providing total unit sales and their dollar value for the iPhone and the iPad from their launch dates. The data has been collected off Apple’s quarterly and annual filings to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. iPhone Success Except the stones the caveman used to ward off dangers and to light a fire, never in human history has a consumer product been so successful in so short a time. Apple has launched six generations of iPhones since 2007 – iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S […]

Nov 052012
Hurricane iPad Mini and 4th Gen iPad Crush Rivals, Apple Sells 3m iPads in 3 Days

For all those who thought the 7.9-inch iPad Mini was not good enough (one complaint – no HD display) or that rivals were stealing a march on the larger 9.7-inch iPads, consumers gave a fitting response by snapping up three million units of the new iPads in just three days. Since tablet sales are a zero sum game, any iPad sales can only mean a big loss to the already struggling rivals. The three million iPads sold over the weekend include both iPad Minis and the fourth generation 9.7-inch display iPads. iPad minis and the fourth generation iPads are currently […]

Oct 232012
iPad Mini - Drool Baby, Drool

Apple made life tougher for all its tablet competitors with the introduction of the new 7.9-inch iPad Mini tablet (the regular iPad has a 9.7-inch screen). iPad Mini * 7.9-inch, Multi-touch Screen * 7.2mm thick * 10-hour battery * 0.68lb weight * Dual core A5 chip * iOS 6 software * 275,000 dedicated tablet Apps + 425,000 Apps designed for iPhone * Aluminum and glass design * $329 (16GB), $429 (32GB) and $529 (64GB) for WiFi versions WiFi+Cellular model – $459 (16GB), $559 (32GBl and $659 (64GB) * Facetime HD camera * 5-megapixel back iSight camera for still pictures and […]