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[NASDAQ]Apple Forced to Release iPad 4 Because of "Stale" Sales

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Did the third-generation iPad a flop at retail? Last March, Benzinga published exclusive images that revealed a surplus of units when the device went on sale. In the months that followed, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) announced that the new iPad had sold fairly well. During the summer, overall iPad sales topped 80 million (first- and second-generation models included). On October 23, Apple announced that it had sold 100 million iPads .

These sales numbers have caused many analysts to speculate about the reasons why the Cupertino, California-based enterprise would release a brand-new iPad only seven months after the last.

Source.

Searched and couldn't find any other threads with this (Surprising, actually, usually news like this is posted 0.4 seconds after the site posts it here) but yeah, looks like Apple's release strategy is starting to bite them in the rear in a way.
    
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post #2 of 21
That's what happens when there are 3+ major manufacturers against one.
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IMO the Ipad is overpriced. Bring that price down and they'll sell very well
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IMO the Ipad is overpriced. Bring that price down and they'll sell very well
They won't have to bring it down, it's a iDevice... so it must be the best wink.gif at least thats how Apple Fanatics think of it as.
Look at Macbooks, overpriced but yet sell pretty well.
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I only have an ipad 2 because it was a gift, its poorly built and no more useful than android tablets that are half the price. This was bound to happen eventually. Samsungs done amazing marketting against apple lately which is likely helped, advertising does work despite the beliefs by some that it doesn't.
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I only have an ipad 2 because it was a gift, its poorly built and no more useful than android tablets that are half the price. This was bound to happen eventually. Samsungs done amazing marketting against apple lately which is likely helped, advertising does work despite the beliefs by some that it doesn't.
Same goes with stores advertising ASUS tablets (incl. Nexus 7). The aggressive prices definitely is making Android tablet sales reach up there.
post #7 of 21
With Apple bashing aside. Their marketing plan hasn't changed at all in the last 5 years.

While some can say "If it's not broke don't change it" this obviously shows you can't run with the same thing for to long.

EDIT: spelling
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post #8 of 21
Quote:
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I only have an ipad 2 because it was a gift, its poorly built and no more useful than android tablets that are half the price. This was bound to happen eventually. Samsungs done amazing marketting against apple lately which is likely helped, advertising does work despite the beliefs by some that it doesn't.

I have iPad 3 because it was also a gift and i love it. I dont see myself selling it for something else. Speed is pointless really. I was just using a iPhone 4 with iOS6 and really it did not feel slow at all. You have to really try hard to notice the difference.
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A) Compete head-to-head with MS Surface and other 'newer' Android tablets.

B) Capitalize on the upcoming holiday season.

C) Push Lightning devices.

D) All of the above.
    
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This does not surprise me. Everyone else has been trying to be better while Apple release 4 year old stuff and calls it new.

Its inly a matter of time before people catch on.
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