“The iPad’s destructive reach seems to be extending further and faster. Apple’s tablet is taking off at a breakneck rate,” Reuters Breakingviews writes. “Analysts now predict up to 40 million will be sold in 2011. With personal incomes and spending stagnant, it’s looking like a zero-sum game in consumer electronics. Forget PCs and netbooks. The iPad will eat into camera and GPS device sales too.”
Reuters Breakingviews writes, “How well the touch-screen gadget is really doing will become clear later this month when Apple reports its next set of quarterly results. But there are growing signs the company is selling way more of them than anyone outside Apple, or maybe even among Steve Jobs’ inner circle, had been anticipating.”
“But the volume of iPad sales means there will be more victims,” Reuters Breakingviews writes. “Early adopters of new consumer electronics typically have plenty of disposable income or spend a lot on gizmos, or both. The iPad is showing signs of extending beyond this base. It looks on track to become the fastest adopted consumer good ever. And that’s really saying something considering the competition includes the ubiquitous DVD player, and Apple’s own hyper-popular iPod and iPhone.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Famous Grouse” for the heads up.]
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