Well, the iPad minis are hitting the refurb market for real now, just as we predicted. Not so long ago, it seemed like everyone loved their mini and they were few and far between anywhere, but now, just as with all things, the bloom is off the rose and minis can be had in nearly every configuration. Verizon buyers seem more smitten than AT&T customers, but if you're hankering for the little iPad, you've come to the right place, accessories and all.
Fresh off a couple of exciting months of product announcements, Apple has reported a record fourth-quarter. Amazingly, the company now has over $121 billion in cash--that's cash money. Excuse me while I envision Tim Cook diving into a room of coins, like in the beginning of DuckTales.
Oh you just know this one's going to turn up in Steve Jobs' next Keynote. According to a financial analyst worjing for Bernstein Research, the iPad, having sold over 8.5 million units and counting, is the fastest selling device of all time. Now, get ready for the shocker: The numbers in the Bernstein study were crunched before the iPad was made available to shoppers at Walmart or Target.
If Apple’s competitors need a reminder of what an uphill struggle they face trying to dethrone the iPad, look no further than some new figures from analysts showing that the iPad is being adopted by buyers faster than many other popular consumer electronics, including the DVD player.
Our favorite Wall Street analyst Gene Munster is back with a new prediction for 2011. Not only has he raised his original prediction of iPad sales in 2011, but he's also making a bold new claim. The iPad will be on the brink of outselling the Mac next year!
There's no doubt about the success of the Xbox, but Microsoft's latest claim might have some scratching their heads. First it's iPhone "funerals," and now they're making some pretty bold claims about Kinect sales.
We've all read the bites now from Apple's earnings reports, about the demand for the iPad being staggering. But once it gets put into graph format, especially compared with other Apple consumer products, can one really get a feel for what the iPad has done for Cupertino and Co.