iPad Tromped Other Tablets During Holiday Season

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Apple’s iPad was the tablet of choice this holiday season, according to Wedge Partners analyst Brian Blair. Based on his retail checks, consumers weren’t interested in tablets from Apple’s competitors primarily because the competition’s quality is so poor.

“Even with a handful of tablet competitors hitting the market, the iPad remained the only game in town in our holiday checks largely because many of the tablets hitting the market are junk for lack of a better word,” Mr. Blair said, according to AllThingsD. “They are underpowered, poorly constructed and largely not ready for prime time.”

The iPad proved more popular than other tablets this year

Apple began selling the iPad in April, 2010, changing the tablet computer market. Instead of packing a laptop computer into a tablet form factor, Apple introduced a sleek touch-based device running the same operating system as the iPhone and iPod touch.

The iPad includes a 9.7-inch multi-touch display, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support, the ability to run iOS-based apps, an ebook reader app, multimedia playback support, and long battery life. Some models include 3G wireless data access as well.

PC makers are expected to show off their latest tablet offerings at the CES expo at the beginning of January. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will likely use his keynote presentation that kicks off the Consumer Electronics Show to highlight potential iPad competitors — just as he did last year.

Mr. Blair also noted that iMac, MacBook Pro and 11-inch MacBook Air sales were higher than he expected during the holiday buying season.

Apple is currently trading at US$325.36, up 0.68 (0.21%).

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8 Comments Leave Your Own

Lee Dronick

PC makers are expected to show off their latest tablet offerings at the CES expo at the beginning of January. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will likely use his keynote presentation that kicks off the Consumer Electronics Show to highlight potential iPad competitors ? just as he did last year.

I wonder if Apple will announce the next model iPad during CES. Not Apple would be there to make the announcement, nor at MacWorld Expo, but a press release would be enough to take the wind out of the competition’s media attention.

plogpower

I remember when the iPad first introduced, every where I read, there were Apple haters/idiots that shoot their mouths of how HP Slate with Windows 7 was going to kill the iPad and bla bla bla.  Also heard about the “full web” experience with the Slate and others Android crappp.

Funny, I don’t see any comments from these idiots any more.  Is it because, these same Apple haters/idiots now own the iPads (the few that can afford it) and quietly put their heads down in shame for trashing Apple?  These typical Apple haters/idiots are trailer trash, Democrat supporters who can’t afford anything Apple makes

So, who can dare to compete again?  No one can.  Apple is KING.

Before you flame me.  I am a BIGGEST Apple fan boy and I buy whatever Steve Jobs has since he made me a millionaire with Apple stocks (3675 shares, bought at $35 a share).  You do the math) and I can afford anything Apple makes.

Bring it on Apple haters/idiots.  You can never be able to comprehend quality and style.  Apple haters/idiots deserve Windows 7 and Android.

Robbo

sorry, no such word as ‘tromped’ probably should be ‘trumped’

Bosco (Brad Hutchings)

Bring it on Apple haters/idiots.? You can never be able to comprehend quality and style.? Apple haters/idiots deserve Windows 7 and Android.

Really. So someone who disagrees with your aesthetic values is an “idiot”. I guess I’d be hurt if I couldn’t find my Phi Beta Kappa key and certificate in a storage box…

Why so defensive Apple fans? Why so defensive? It’s like you already know that the market will eventually settle for good enough that’s really amazing in its own right rather than pay a premium to be in Apple’s niche. And you’re bitter about it. Damn. Just damn!

Lee Dronick

sorry, no such word as ?tromped? probably should be ?trumped?

Yes, tromp is a word and used correctly in the headline

v. tromped, tromp?ing, tromps Informal
v.intr.
1. To walk heavily and noisily; tramp.
2. To apply heavy foot pressure on something: tromped on the accelerator and sped off.
v.tr.
1. To trample underfoot.
2. To defeat soundly; trounce.

Admiral Tromp tromped the enemy smile

wab95

So someone who disagrees with your aesthetic values is an ?idiot?

Agreed.

Disparaging others whose preferences differ from one’s own is inappropriate in any discussion.

Diversity of opinion and choice is a strength, not a threat.

Vern Seward

Hmmm…

“These typical Apple haters/idiots are trailer trash, Democrat supporters who can?t afford anything Apple makes”

So, not only do you disparage the opinions and choices of others, you make unsupported suppositions about the dissenter’s political affiliation and economic status, as if either makes a difference to owners of Apple products.

You really aren’t expecting anyone to take you seriously, right? Just trolling?

daddy

These typical Apple haters/idiots are trailer trash, Democrat supporters who can?t afford anything Apple makes.

Hey, I’m with you but please don’t lump us Dems in with the Apple haters/idiots and trailer trash.  SJ happens to be a registered Dem in my old hometown of Palo Alto.

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