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April 27, 2011

Ipad 2 Demand Higher than original iPad


Mike Abramsky, an analyst at RBC Capital, expects that Apple sold over 7 million units of iPad tablets in the past quarter ending March 26.

With that in mind, he also believes that Apple will beat market outlook for its earnings report slated next week. The iPad is not the only product which got strong sales volume, Apple’s MacBook laptops (Pro and Air) also got citation for robust demand.

His research conducted on March is based on a survey results for over 2000 respondents in America. Its outcome reveals 40% higher demand for Apple’s new tablet than its original predecessor last year. 28% said they planned to purchase iPad 2 by responding with a “very likely” “to somewhat likely” answer, according to the survey. Last 2010, it was reported that only 20% replied the same.

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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.