Tag Archive: iPad

iPad 3 coming in March

Feb. 9, ‘12: So says John Paczkowski, whose pipeline into the Apple world is particularly solid. I skipped the iPad 2, waiting for a retina display, so I’ll be buying a couple of these. (My wife has recently taken a liking to our … Continue reading →

Microsoft blames the iPad — er, “competing form factors” — for weak PC market

Jan. 20, ‘12: Microsoft’s investor relations general manager Bill Koefoed, speaking on yesterday’s earnings call, via Seeking Alpha: Turning to the PC market, as I mentioned last week, it was a challenging quarter for the industry. Factors such as the flooding in Thailand, macroeconomic … Continue reading →

10 Things We Learned About Apple In 2011

Dec. 29, ‘11: Apple did have a succession plan — an obvious one. There were a lot of big Apple stories this year, but Steve Jobs’ retirement and death was the biggest. For years, especially around Jobs’ previous medical leave in 2009, there … Continue reading →

Apple’s real iPad opportunity: Putting iPads where there weren’t PCs before

Nov. 29, ‘11: For many people, Apple’s iPad is a suitable PC replacement, and Apple is likely to see millions of iPad sales as PC substitutes. But Apple’s real opportunity — and probably why Apple thinks that the tablet market will eventually become … Continue reading →

Kindle Fire purchase intent already at one-third the iPad’s level

Nov. 21, ‘11: When people think about buying a tablet, Apple’s iPad is (obviously) still their first pick. But it’s impressive how many people are aware of — and are considering — Amazon’s newish Kindle Fire tablet. According to ChangeWave survey results, for … Continue reading →

The new gadget spec sheet

Nov. 15, ‘11: Gadget specs! That’s apparently the hot topic this week. In an era of software and cloud services, do lengthy comparison matrices full of hardware stats actually matter anymore when making a purchase? Or do people want to buy stuff because … Continue reading →

The most impressive thing about the Nook Tablet is that it exists

Nov. 7, ‘11: Barnes & Noble announced its latest Nook e-readers today, including the Nook Tablet. For details, check out Peter Kafka’s liveblog at All Things D or extensive coverage at The Verge, including a handy tablet comparison chart. The Nook Tablet is basically a … Continue reading →

Will the tablet market really grow bigger than the PC market?

Oct. 19, ‘11: Apple CEO Tim Cook made an interesting prediction yesterday on the company’s earnings call: That the tablet market will eventually be larger than the PC market. Here’s what Tim said, via Seeking Alpha’s transcript: We thought… from the beginning of … Continue reading →

A closer look at Apple’s Mac business

Oct. 19, ‘11: One of the bright spots in Apple’s earnings report yesterday was the Mac business, which reported a record 4.9 million shipments and passed $6 billion in quarterly sales for the first time ever. As the iPhone and iPad have become … Continue reading →

Apple’s just-okay quarter in charts

Oct. 18, ‘11: Apple just reported September quarter results, and they’re below Wall Street’s expectations for the first time in a long time. Weaker-than-predicted iPhone sales ahead of the iPhone 4S launch seemed to do Apple in. As a result, revenue and profits … Continue reading →