iPad already outselling Macs, boasts 91% consumer satisfaction rating
Some pretty big news today on the iPad front, two reports on AppleInsider indicate that the iPad is already a wild success. The first report states that Apple is now selling over 200,000 iPads a week in the United States alone, which is almost twice the number of 110,000 Macs sold every week in the USA. Analysts are revising sales estimates, and also predict some product cannibalization:
…Abramsky believes Apple will sell 8 million iPads in calendar year 2010. That’s up from his previous prediction of 5 million iPads in calendar 2010. The analyst believes the product will result in 25 percent cannibalization, but increase revenue to $59.7 billion…
If that’s not impressive enough, the findings of this second report might be. The iPad has an amazingly high consumer satisfaction rating of 91%
Only 2% of iPad owners say they are unsatisfied with their purchase, and I’m really not too surprised by this. Having used an iPad a fair amount myself, I have to say I am thoroughly impressed.
I truly believe the iPad is the consumer level computing device of the future – except that it’s here now. Of course, buying an iPad right now is a different story. Apple Stores are continuously sold out of the device and trying to buy it online from Apple reports a 7 to 10 day wait time. You can still purchase the iPad on Amazon but many sellers are attempting to fetch prices higher than the MSRP, and the situation on eBay and Craigslist is even worse. So if you’re in the market for an iPad, you might have to wait a little while.
The iPad and whatever comes out of it will replace the consumer level Mac, why complicate the user experience with more than they need? 80% of computer users don’t do more than web and word processing.
kreci, I don’t think your entirely accurate. While the iPad is nice and it has some good features, at best it will become a replacement for a laptop while on the road. The iPad can do a lot, but at the end of the day a simple mouse and keyboard, as well as a large monitor, are just better for certain tasks.