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March 21, 2011

70% iPad 2 Sold to new Users,Go Out of Stocks

Sources In the tech industry believe that Ipad 2 has far outsold ipad 1, Estimates suggest 1400,000 to 500,000 iPad 2s sold, compared with 300,000 iPad 1s in its first weekend last year.

  • The difference is that nearly all those iPad 2s were sold in one day; stocks were essentially depleted by Saturday and not replenished. In its calls to retailers over the weekend, his team was unable to find a single iPad 2.
  • 70% of iPad 2 buyers were new to the iPad, compared with 23% of iPhone 4 buyers who were new to the iPhone at launch.

  • Buyers were split almost evenly between Mac and PC users (51%/49%). By contrast, the split for the original iPad was 74%/26%.
  • 47% of buyers were purchasing a 3G model, which carries a $130 premium.
  • 41% purchased the 32GB iPad 2, up from 32% who bought the 32GB version of the original iPad. The 64GB models also gained a slight share. This means that the iPad 2's average selling price (ASP) at launch was considerably higher than original iPad's.
  • Best Buy on Friday said some of its outlets ran out of the tablet and its accessories within 10 minutes. many outlets, Apple (AAPL) ran out of 16GB iPads first, then 32BG models, which may have been a factor pushing up the launch-day ASP.)
  • 65% of buyers owned an iPhone, 24% owned a Kindle (up from 13% of original iPad buyers), but only 6% plan to read with their iPad (down from 19% in Piper Jaffray's first iPad survey).
  • 17% expect to use apps and play games, up from 9%, which suggests that the App Store ecosystem is growing.
  • Ticonderoga Securities analyst Brian White said it was difficult to find an iPad 2 over the weekend.

    "Our field checks over the weekend indicate that the iPad 2 sold out at every Apple and non-Apple store we contacted," White wrote in a research note. "In fact, all the stores had worked through iPad 2 inventory by Saturday afternoon, and there were no new iPad 2 deliveries on Sunday."

    The iPad 2's early success is a warning sign of a global tablet bubble, where supply could outpace demand for tablets by about 36 percent, said J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz.

    Apple's share of the tablet market is expected to be 61 percent in 2011, whereas whereas the company's rivals are likely to have a tough time attracting customers, Moskowitz wrote in a note.
Deutsche Bank's Chris Whitmore reported early Monday that his team called about 100 stores (50 Apple retail stores, 20 Best Buy and Wal-Mart stores and a handful of AT&T and Verizon stores) and got the same result as Munster's:
"Our checks pointed to a shocking 100% stock out rate across Apple/authorized retail stores just a few hours into the official launch Friday evening, contributing to what we believe was one of the company's most successful product launches to date."

Below: The details of the Piper Jaffray survey:

March 15, 2011

The Tablet Consumer Buying Insights

ChangeWave Research just put out a new report on consumer interest in tablets, and surprise, surprise, the iPad is the number one by a mile.

82% of the 3,091 consumers ChangeWave polled say they want an iPad. The second most interesting competitor? OTHER. Not the Xoom, not the Galaxy Tab, not the Playbook, but something else. Yikes!

At the time ChangeWave did this survey, the Xoom wasn't out, but it had been announced

During February, ChangeWave surveyed 3,091 consumers on tablet demand and future buying trends – including customer satisfaction, tablet cannibalization of other electronic devices, and consumer preference for wireless tablet services. The survey was completed just before Apple’s iPad 2 announcement.

Tablet Demand Going Forward

Future tablet demand remains extraordinarily high among consumers – with better than one-in-four respondents (27%) saying they plan on buying a tablet device in the future. That’s 2-pts higher than in a previous ChangeWave survey in November.

Focusing on just the next 90 days, 5% of respondents say they’ll be purchasing a tablet within this time frame.

Once again Apple remains the overwhelming winner among planned buyers, with 82% of future tablet buyers saying they’ll be purchasing an iPad.

March 3, 2011

The iPad 2 Launch : A Giant Leap For Man.. Small leap For Apple

 The iPAD 2  has finally been launched . and yes contrary to speculation .. Steve Jobs was there on person to launch the  iPad 2.

The iPad 2 is thinner than the iPhone 4, twice as fast as the last tablet, camera-equipped, and goes on sale this month in a surprisingly fast roll-out that highlights the fierce competition in the tablet market.

Apple sold nearly 15 million iPads in nine months of 2010, two or three times as many as analysts had predicted. The company is expected to sell 30 million or more this year, which would generate close to $20 billion in sales. 

Tim Cook , who has run Apple in Jobs' absence, was present but took a backseat to his chief, who said rivals were just "flummoxed" by the iPad. The familiar sight of the Silicon Valley legend in a black turtleneck and jeans cheered fans and investors who had fretted about the health of the charismatic company co-founder. Shares of Apple, which had been flat, climbed as much as 1.4 per cent after he strode onstage.

In the run-up to the event, there had been almost as much speculation about whether Jobs would appear as there was about the device itself. Jobs, who has been treated for a rare form of cancer, had been on indefinite medical leave for an undisclosed condition.

Shares of Cupertino, California-based Apple rose 0.8 per cent to $352.07 on Nasdaq at mid-afternoon.

Tablets are seen as a must-have device for consumers and many businesses over the next few years. Analysts expect the market to surge to more than 50 million units this year, and 200 million units by 2015.

As in the smartphone market, Apple's chief rival is expected to be Google Inc's Android platform, which is free to license and is being used on a number of tablets. 

As apple Inc's maestro Steve Jobs took the stage to unveil the iPad 2 on Wednesday, drawing a standing ovation with his surprise return to the spotlight after a brief medical absence.