“Apple has refreshed the iPad once already this year, and Rodman & Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar says it’s unlikely to do so a second time,” John Paczkowski reports for AllThingsD.
“The release of a ‘premium version’ of the device has been pushed out to year’s end or beyond, he says — though not because of any production issues. Kumar says this is strictly a marketing/positioning decision,” Paczkowski reports. “And given the company’s profound lead in the tablet market, there’s little reason for it to rush out the next-generation iPad, hot on the heels of its predecessor.”
Paczkowski reports, “So, Motorola’s struggle, Samsung’s legal woes, Hewlett-Packard’s humiliating flight from the market: All boons for Apple, which seems to be selling the only tablet that people really want.”
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