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Statspotting is reporting that some 250 million tablets would be sold by 2017.
We spotted this today:
“Shipments of consumer media tablets like the Apple iPad are expected to approach 250 million units in 2017, a report from In-Stat suggests. While analysts at In-Stat see tablet adoption growing rapidly over the next six years, even a number as large as 250 million is conservative when considering the estimates other firms have recently reported. ”
There have been some rumors on the iPad3 – now we have some dates as well –
“Apple will release the iPad 3 in early 2012, according to the Wall Street Journal’s unnamed sources. Rumors suggest the tablet will feature a high-res display.
Apple will apparently manufacture its first iPad 3 units in October, with an eye toward a launch early next year.
That report comes from the Wall Street Journal, itself quoting unnamed sources supposedly familiar with the matter. If verified, that would mean Apple is sticking with the release schedule …
One fact that should stand out from Apple’s Q3 results today is this:
“It’s only been a year and a few months since Apple’s iPad launched, but as of last quarter, it has already passed Apple’s 27-year-old Mac business in sales.
During the June quarter, Apple sold 9.2 million iPads for $6 billion in revenue. During that period, it sold 3.9 million Macs for $5.1 billion in revenue.”
Statspotting reports that 50 percent of all handset industry profits is made by Apple. That’s right, a player who had no presence in the field 4 years back.
“In less than four years, Apple went from not making a dime on handset sales to commanding approximately half of the industry’s profits, and is now poised to set the bar even higher by shipping 100 million iPhones over a 12-month span, financial experts say.”
Its all happening on iOS as well:
“As Google technician Erica Joy revealed on Google+, “the Google+ iPhone app has been submitted to the App Store (no not today, sometime prior to today) and is awaiting approval.”
We knew the iPhone app was coming soon, but we didn’t think the iOS app was already completed and submitted to Apple for approval. Based on previous experience with the approval process, we believe that the Google+ iOS app will debut sometime in the next two weeks.”
“Apple just confirmed during WWDC 2011 that it has sold 200 million iOS devices to date, including 25 million iPads. The iTunes store has also sold 15 billion songs and Apple has paid out over $2.5 billion to App Store developers.
200 Million iOS devices and 25 Million iPads are the two easy numbers. One in eight iOS devices sold is an iPad. Thats easy.”
Rolling Stone Co-Founder Jann Wenner says Magazines’ Rush to iPad Is ‘Sheer Insanity and Insecurity and Fear’. Successful Migration to Tablet Editions Will Take ‘Decades,’ he said in an interview with AdAge.
“Be attuned. Get ready to make the moves. Be adept at moving quickly to the changes. But to rush to throw away your magazine business and move it on the iPad is just sheer insanity and insecurity and fear. And because it coincided with the ad recession, they conflated the two events until they themselves believed that magazines are …
“The iPad has already gotten the go-ahead from the FAA as a replacement for paper flight charts and maps, and now Alaska Airlines has become the first major US airline to hop on board the paperless bandwagon. While it’s not quite ready to ditch paper navigation charts just yet (though that is under consideration), the airline has announced that it will be replacing its traditional flight manuals with iPads, which will be loaded up with the GoodReader app and PDFs of 41 different manuals and other materials. ”
Apple is now the world’s most valuable brand.
“Apple is now the hottest property in terms of consumer goodwill, earning an estimated valuation of $153.3 billion and leading a pack that includes the likes of Coca-Cola, BMW, HSBC, and Disney. The tech sector had a very strong year as a whole, with Facebook’s brand improving in value by a staggering 246 percent (to $19.1b) and Amazon becoming the world’s most valuable retailer (at $37.6b) in spite of having no actual stores. Sadly, there were some downers too, as Nintendo …
From Apple’s Q2 results conf call:
““Demand for the iPad has been staggering,” Apple COO Tim Cook told analysts, “and we’re heavily backlogged. We’ve sold every one we could make.”
Cook said he could not predict when the company would be able to have enough iPad 2 inventory to meet demand, bringing supply and demand closer to equilibrium. (Right now, it’s seriously out of whack. Cook called it “the mother of all backlogs.”)”