“Apple’s iPad sales performance is real, and really profitable. Next month, the Mac maker will begin selling the device in nine new countries,” Tim Beyers writes for The Motley Fool. “‘People are loving iPad as it becomes a part of their daily lives. We’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more people around the world,’ Apple CEO Steve Jobs said in a statement.”
“I’ll bet. In the six months since I first opened my now crow-filled mouth about the iPad’s market opportunity, Apple says developers have created some 11,000 new apps for the device,” Beyers writes. “And just this week, Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com fired the opening shots in the first of what could be many e-reader price wars, all while the iPad remains above the fray.
Beyers writes, “Apple won’t allow itself to be dragged into the mud with its two book-selling rivals, because it doesn’t have to… Today’s sales momentum could continue through tomorrow, the next day, and months from now. Right up until Dell and Hewlett-Packard introduce meaningful and appropriately priced alternatives — and they’d better hurry up. As developers and consumers flock to the iPad, the device’s momentum only builds.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Beyers’ naiveté regarding Dell and HP introducing “meaningful alternatives” is cute. It’s almost as if Tim didn’t notice a little thing called “iPod.” Where are Dell’s and HP’s “meaningful alternatives” to iPod? Hello? Tim?
Note to Tim Beyers: First you didn’t get the iPad at all. Now you prove that you still don’t grasp it fully because you obviously do not understand and think far too highly of Apple’s so-called competition: HP and Dell simply do not have the chops to compete with Apple. Not even close.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “iWill” for the heads up.]