Thursday 26 April 2012


The iPad is the gateway into an iWorld.

   When it comes to Apple usually you're a fanboy, or you aren't. But, Apple continues to report larger and larger sales and they had a stellar Q1 despite analyst negativity. I've never really considered this but which device helps bring most people into the Apple ecosystem. the iPod always sells well, the iPhone maybe? That shiny new Macbook Pro which you got with your nephew's student discount? 

   The official research suggests that it is in fact the iPad which is the biggest inducer to Apple's world! While not wholly surprising because Apple has defined the tablet market, I personally didn't realise just how many the company sold compared to the rest of their tech line up. There's some quite interesting quotes from the research firms involved here, the most interesting is just here;

       “iPad sales are growing much faster than any other Apple product has this soon after launch,” Ben Arnold, director of industry analysis at NPD said of the study, which surveyed over 3,000 consumers in February this year. “In fact, one-in-five Apple owner households has one— nearly equivalent to the number that own an Apple computer. This demonstrates the appeal of both the new form factor and Apple’s app ecosystem.”

In other news:
  • Ubuntu 12.04 is available in the LTS form from today!
  • Spotify are readying a Pandora challenger?
  • It has all but been confirmed the Galaxy S3 is running on a quad-core Exynos chip, apart from the US version which is tipped to feature a dual-core Snapdragon processor.
  • Sony Tablet S and Acer's A100+A500 received their ICS updates today!
  • The Blackberry Playbook received a fully-working Playstation emulator today!


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