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There will be 50 million tablet computers on the market by 2014, according to a new In-Stat report -- and if Apple plays its cards right, a significant portion of them could be iPads. In-Stat took several factors into account as it made its calculations, said Jim McGregor, analyst and report author. "Right now, Apple can build these devices for $400 and still make a profit off of them. But the cost will eventually come down -- and so will the price for consumers."
Google results for the "Apple iPad" are up around 34,000,000 now and a week ago it was much lower. I'm not sure what that figure represents, but it think it shows an increase of instances of that term on the internet. That's no small number for a product that hasn't even been released yet. The media and bloggers must really be covering that product. There were claims that Barnes & Nobles stock went up quite a bit when it signed on with Apple's new bookstore. Some groups must think the iPad's potential is pretty high for the selling of e-books. I'm not taking much of this early data seriously and I'm waiting for iPad sales to start before jumping to any conclusions. An unshipped product is too much of an unknown. I need to see how the average consumer takes to the iPad. I sure hope it does better than past Windows tablets.
Well i think the price is a bit high for mainstream adoption considering its short comings so I expect that just as David Carr said on the Charlie Rose show, the price will drop significantly after 60 days just like it did with the iPhones and hopefully the early adopters like myself will get some cash back bonus in the form of Apple Store credit. It's clear that there are things that need to be improved and they will probably announce them in the summer. You can look at the baduku topic for it for a accurate public opinion about what updates we might expect in the future versions. http://www.baduku.com/topics/apple-ipad_187
Apple will certainly be in the front when it comes to the present and future tablet race. But popular tablets like the Kindle will not be far behind. Kindle still and will always have a market as it is less costly and provides good features and functions. That said, the iPad will revolutionize how people use tablets in personal and business environments.
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