Why the iPad Will Flop. A gem from Seeking Alpha in April of 2010:
“At least the [Apple] Lisa was ahead of its time. The iPad isn’t ahead of anything, but it’s certainly expensive. Tablet computers didn’t flop when HP was making them because HP lacked vision or creativity; they flopped because tablets were a bad idea. They’re not as useful as a laptop, and they’re not mobile enough or cheap enough to replace a smartphone—and of course, they can’t make phone calls.”
Meanwhile, in 2011…
- A report from Asymco reveals that the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch collectively generated sales of about $17.3 billion, or 65% of Apple’s overall sales in its latest reported quarter.
- The International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Media Tablet and eReader Tracker reported the iPad had 87.4% market share of all tablets shipped in 2010.
- During Apple’s latest quarterly financial conference call, the company revealed it had sold over 14 million iPads during the holiday quarter.
- In its first year, the iPad has replaced 7% of all PC business.
Alex Cook ought to take some Windex to his crystal ball. Sounds like it’s smudged.