iPad not hindering Mac sales
Quite the reverse
Apple's other product line - you remember the Mac, don't you? - is apparently doing rather well, despite the fact that the iPad and iPhone 4 are getting all the attention at the moment.
So says long-time Apple watcher Gene Munster, of investment company Piper Jaffray, after taking a look at retail sales data from market research firm NPD. Munster wrote up his findings in a note sent out to investors, and Business Insider has given them a broader audience.
Munster's key conclusion: Mac sales through US retail outlets are up 37 per cent year on year for the three months to the end of May.
BI notes that Wall Street expects Mac sales to rise 19 per cent in the three months to the end of June, a month in which the company shipped a radically slimmer Mac Mini - read Reg Hardware's review here - that seems unlikely.
The point is that this rise comes as rather a lot of folk - 3m as of late June - have bought iPads already and rather more are expected to do so in the coming months. ®
not hindering pocket calculator sales.
It is an appropriate device for some users. Since I already have a number of laptops that show no signs of breaking, It will be a while before I buy anything--- but I cannot imagine doing without a built-in CD/DVD..... So I am apparently not an iPad type.(Actually I am too cheap would be a more honest statement).
...for self-proving your own argument.
Other Apple products
"Can someone explain to me why iPad sales would be expected to hit Mac sales?"
Because Apple (and probably Steve Jobs) said it would. And a lot of people believe anything and everything they say. Surely they wouldn't predict IPhone destroying the (non-IPhone) market and IPad destroying the PC & Mac market, just to hype them? 8-)
Yeah. I'm not surprised -- IPad is not a PC replacement. However, if people buy an IPad or IPhone, and like it, then they may look into other Apple products.
This seems like proof that iPads are a gateway drug.
They must be stopped.