Tuesday, October 19, 2010
I was right about the iPad
The 12 readers of 100 Words will remember I got a lot of grief six months ago from some people (one of whose initials are CLARK) regarding my bold prediction that the iPad would be a success, but not an iPhone-level success.
Well, it turns out I was bang-on. Apple just released its quarterly results, during which they sold 14.2 million iPhones. iPad sales in the same period? 4.1 million, which fell 600,000 units short of analysts’ expectations.
Does that make the iPad a failure? Does that mean it won’t be a force in publishing and movies and a deservedly prominent part of any marketing mix? Does that mean I’m not getting one (when the Gen-2 version with the camera comes out)? Hells no! It just means it’s not a ubiquitous, iPhone-level game changer. Just like I predicted.
Call me Nostra-Doyle.
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