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March 11, 2011

The iPad Weekend :600,000 iPad 2 Up For Grabs

Infographic Comparison iPad 2 Vs iPad 1

Businessweek reports that Apple Inc. may sell 600,000 of the second version of the iPad in its debut this weekend, extending the device’s lead in a crowding market.
The iPad 2 went on sale on Apple’s website at 4 a.m. New York time, and will appear at 5 p.m. in U.S. stores. Brian Marshall, an analyst at Gleacher & Co. who predicted more than a half-million in unit sales, is one of several who expect the iPad 2 to outpace its predecessor. Apple sold 300,000 of that version in 24 hours.

The iPad line is the fastest-selling technology product in history, measured by revenue, which topped $2 billion  revenue in less than three months, - a milestone the iPhone took more than six quarters to reach. The second version has a head start on rivals, .

The iPad 2 will be available at 236 Apple stores, which will close from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to prepare for the release, Amy Bessette, a company spokeswoman said yesterday.
Apple’s new tablet also will be sold at more than 10,000 stores of AT&T Inc., Verizon Wireless, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Best Buy Co. and Target Corp., according to Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster. It goes on sale in 26 other markets on March 25.

Last year, Apple had 221 stores and it sold the iPad through about 1,100 other outlets, according to Munster. Through December, it sold a total of 14.8 million iPads, generating $9.6 billion in sales.

According to the Consumer Electronics Association, tablets make up the fastest-growing consumer-electronics segment. In 2010, with the iPad’s introduction, total tablet sales surged to more than 10.3 million units, from 90,000 in 2009. That rate of adoption tops those of game consoles and smartphones,The cost is the same as the original version, starting at $499 for a base model with 16 gigabytes of memory. Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc.’s Xoom tablet costs $799 for 32 gigabytes -- $70 more than a comparable iPad.

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