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April 6, 2010

iPad didn’t sell as well as some predicted

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by Darren Allan

The story of the iPad appears to run hot and cold, after what initially seemed to be a surprisingly successful weekend of sales in the States.

As we reported yesterday, some analysts thought that the device had shifted some 600,000 units, double the expected amount.

However, it turns out that the official figure is 300,000, which is more like the original figure that many experts were predicting previous to the weekend.

It’s not that these sale figures are hugely disappointing, but they aren’t anywhere near earth-moving, either. No wonder, then, that the iPad didn’t sell out of its initial production run.

Of course, the iPad has yet to launch a 3G version, which many customers could be waiting for, and sales over the first quarter will give us a better picture of exactly how Apple’s tablet is being received.

Even the iPhone wasn’t an immediate hit, and underperformed analysts’ expectations when it was first launched.

Another slight fly in the ointment, The Telegraph reports, is that some customers are complaining about the iPad‘s wi-fi capabilities.

There are a number of complaints on Apple forums that wi-fi reception is weak and keeps dropping out, in areas where other devices or computers aren’t having problems.

Should be interesting to see how Apple responds to those having issues.


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  1. Yay. Die appple!

    Comment by james — April 8, 2010 @ 10:51 am

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