Holy Moley Me, Oh My, the Apple of My Eye Peddles 9.25m iPads in 3rd Quarter

Apple iPad 2

Ever since we got it, the baby has always been held close to our bosom.

Of all the digital media gadgets we’ve accumulated in a long life time, none has afforded us as much pleasure as the iPad 2.

Watching live Indian TV, music, playing YouTube videos, streaming Netflix movies, reading books and newspapers, playing chess, we can do all of this and more with our iPad 2.

Well, word must have spread because in its latest fiscal quarter, Apple sold 9.25 million iPads despite a widespread shortage of the second generation tablets.

Apple’s iPad unit sales in the third quarter represented a 183% jump increase over the year-ago quarter.

In revenue terms, iPad sales rose 179% to $6.05 billion.

These are ominous times for all the other tablet vendors in the world.

Samsung, Motorola, HP, Blackberry, Acer, Asus, Sony (coming), Vizio (coming), are you reading this?

Apple Sales by Product Fiscal 3Q, 2011Image Source: MacWorld

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5 Responses to "Holy Moley Me, Oh My, the Apple of My Eye Peddles 9.25m iPads in 3rd Quarter"

  1. munish   July 20, 2011 at 12:14 am

    That’s just fantastic!

    Copycats, as Jobs readily refers to their competitors, seriously need to rethink their strategy against the moghul apple.

    I re-read your ipad 2 review & was surprised to read it does not have flash. This seems to be an intentional void, doesn’t it?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: I re-read your ipad 2 review & was surprised to read it does not have flash. This seems to be an intentional void, doesn’t it?

    1. Apple has made its position on Flash clear. You may read it here – http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughts-on-flash/

    We’ve used the iPhone (both iPhone 4 & iPhone 3) for over 3 years and never felt the lack of Flash support to be an issue.

    The iPad 2 we’ve used for a few weeks and again felt absence of Flash support to be a non-issue for the most part.

    Only occasionally, when we try to look at, for instance, a restaurant menu of a Flash-based web site then we hit a roadblock.

    But if you’re in India, we doubt most Indian restaurants have a web site or that anyone looks at menus online like we do here. 😉

    When you can watch movies (Netflix), see YouTube Videos, read e-books from a variety of sources (Kindle, B&N, British Library, Kobo, iBooks), play games, read Times of India, New York Times and other newspapers, get on Skype, rent movies from Apple, why is Flash support on iPad a big issue?

    2. Tablets that supposedly support Flash (Samsung Galaxy or HP TouchPad) still have problems.

    Here are review excerpts of two Flash-supporting Tablets from Walter Mossberg, Tech Guru of the Wall Street Journal:

    Samsung Galaxy 10.1-inch (new model)

    Nice as it looks, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is lacking some built-in features. Unlike the iPad, this tablet supports Flash, Adobe’s popular format for playing videos in the Web browser. But out of the box, it won’t play Flash videos unless people first download a free Adobe Flash Player app from the Android Market. I only discovered this by unsuccessfully attempting to play videos on CharlieRose.com. The videos played without a problem after I downloaded the Flash app, but some people may not know to do this.

    A Samsung spokesman said a future software update will include Adobe Flash Player, but that won’t be pushed to devices until later this summer.

    Source: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303848104576385633609398422.html

    HP TouchPad

    The Web browser generally worked well, but Flash was uneven. Most Flash videos played fine, but some froze or stuttered badly, even on a fast Internet connection. A site written entirely in Flash wouldn’t even load. After a few false starts in my tests, Skype video worked well.

    Source: http://allthingsd.com/20110629/touchpad-needs-more-apps-reboot-to-rival-ipad/

    • vjcool   July 20, 2011 at 2:41 am

      stumbled across this trailer when searching for ‘Criminal’ the lift off of ‘The Fugitive’


      BTW Fugitive is also good.

      I browse through the restaurant menus, order food online….. but the menus are mostly pdf, haven’t come across flash menu cards. I feel they look beautiful and thats all, the pdf s make viewing in the comp easier.. but they should all be html, good for the client and also for the restaurant..

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      1. If it’s PDF, the iPhone 4 can handle it.

      Have not tested it on iPad 2 because of the recent security hole (has been fixed now but we haven’t updated the software in the iPad yet).

      2. Which Fugitive? There are so many versions.

  2. rama dasa   July 20, 2011 at 10:34 am

    of topic: found this a minute ago,looked interesting


    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Doesn’t make sense.

    Indians, for the most part, are still not civilized, given to rampant stealing, have a poor technology base and addicted to minor and major crimes.

    Hard to believe that 8,000 years back they had “well-developed engineering skills” and “a unique Konkan culture.”

    Please check if the archeologists involved in the excavation have a fondness for Toddy (a local liquor in that area)?

    Most likely, ET was there on vacation and built the wall. 😉

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