“Apple CEO Timothy D. Cook proclaimed on Apple’s fiscal fourth-quarter investor conference call that it will be ‘an iPad Christmas,’ and it’s certainly looking that way,” Chris Ciaccia writes for TheStreet.

“Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White, who rates Apple shares ‘buy’ with a $777 price target, notes that tablet demand over the Black Friday weekend was exceptional, with Apple’s new iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display leading the way,” Ciaccia writes. “On Apple’s fourth-quarter earnings call, Cook proclaimed how excited he was about the iPad this holiday season, in light of the refresh iPad Air, and iPad mini with Retina Display, which both launched in November. ‘I think it’s going to be an iPad Christmas and — but we will see, we will report the numbers back to you in January how we did, but we are pretty confident,’ Cook said on the call.”

Ciaccia writes, “Though Google may dominate in tablet market share, with Android-based devices accounting for a much higher percentage than Apple’s iOS operating system, iOS users are more valuable, when it comes to purchasing habits. ‘On average, iOS users spent $127.92 per order, compared to $105.20 per order for Android on Black Friday,’ IBM wrote in the report. Apple’s iOS accounted for 28.2% of all online traffic, and 18.1% of all online sales. By comparison, Android accounted for just 11.4% of all online traffic, and only 3.5% of online sales.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Those who would settle for a poor man’s iPad are not desirable customers.

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