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Today’s big Apple event was all about the iPhone, iOS 6, a major refresh to the iPod lineup and more – but it also featured some big, crazy iPad numbers.
Here are some of the iPad related numbers that caught my eye:
– 17 million iPads sold last quarter – a new record. We already knew about this one but it’s still very impressive.
– “We sold more iPads than any PC manufacturer sold in their entire PC line.” And Tim Cook pointed out how incredible this is when you consider that this category didn’t exist just a few years ago.
– Last year the iPad had a 62% global market share – now it’s at 68%.
– As you can see in the slideshow shot above, iPad accounts for a ridiculous 91% of all tablet web traffic.
And all these numbers should only be boosted again with the expected release of the iPad Mini next month.
There were a lot of crazy, impressive iPad numbers revealed in this week’s Apple Q2 financial results call – including 67 million iPads sold in two years. A recent report at Apple Insider highlights a few more impressive numbers mentioned by Apple, specifically relating to the education sector.
Here’s the first one:
Apple’s chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer noted in the company’s Q2 conference call that US K-12 education customers had purchased twice as many iPads as Macs, despite also setting a new record in Mac sales for the quarter.
I would bet this will be the start of a continuing trend – not just because of Post-PC era type momentum for tablets in general, but also because the iPad is just so well-suited for the education sector. The form factor and design of the device, the great range of education apps for K12 right through university students, iTunes U and iBooks Author and iBooks textbooks are all things that make it such a great fit.
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Apple reported its financial results for its 2012 second quarter yesterday afternoon. Once again their results were stellar overall – and helped by some big iPad numbers. They sold 11.8 million iPads during the quarter – a 151% increase over the same quarter last year.
The New York Times Technology section has a piece up today where Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has a quote that offers perspective on the iPad’s sales and stunning success:
“Just two years after we shipped the initial iPad, we sold 67 million,” he said. “It took us 24 years to sell that many Macs, and five years for that many iPods, and over three years for that many iPhones.”
Wow. Considering that both the iPod and the iPhone have both been massive consumer hits, that is one hell of an impressive bit of perspective. Here’s a little of what the NYT has to say on this:
That illustrates just how fast the tablet market is growing. Mr. Cook had previously said that he believed the tablet market would eventually be bigger than the PC market. Apple has had the luxury of having no serious competition in the tablet category. (It faces competition from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Sony in the subsegment of people who want to use the device primarily to read e-books.)
And here’s quite an interesting quote from Tim Cook in the Apple press release on the Q2 results:
“The new iPad is off to a great start, and across the year you’re going to see a lot more of the kind of innovation that only Apple can deliver.”
The innovation part could be referring to just about anything from Apple, but I think it’s notable that it is mentioned in the same sentence as the new iPad, in particular. Maybe, just maybe, a hint at an expansion of the iPad line?
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As usual, Apple shared lots of huge numbers at yesterday’s new iPad announcement event. 25 billion App Store downloads, 76% of Apple revenues come from Post-PC devices, 352 million of those devices sold, over 100 million customers on iCloud already, and so on.
Here’s the one that was by far the most impressive to me, the one shown in the slide above:
We sold more iPads in the last quarter alone than any PC manufacturer sold in their entire line.
There were more iPads sold last quarter than all of HP’s PC sales for all their models combined. And the same goes for the entire line of PCs for Lenovo, Dell, and Acer.
So either you count the iPad as a PC and it’s the best-selling PC, or you say it’s not a PC and then you’d have to say the Post-PC era is well and truly here now.
According to recent reports highlighted at Apple Insider today, Foxconn is said to be shipping 20 million iPad 2 units to Apple this quarter.
That’s a massive number just on its own. Add in the fact that last quarter was a record breaking one for iPad sales at less than half that number (9.25 million) and it is put in better context. Then think about the fact that those 20 million are for the quarter ending in September – so that’s before the big holiday quarter.
If these reports are even close to accurate then the number of iPads sold this year is going to be one heck of a huge number. It would put 50 million within reach I think.
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