For those skeptics of the iPad’s longevity, information leaked from Apple’s supply sources is further indication that the iPad is not a fad.
According to a report from DigiTimes, five million touch sensors will be shipped in July.
“Shipments in June were also five million, with TPK Holding and Wintek supplying 1.4-1.6 million units each and the remaining by Cando, Sintek Photronic and Chimei Innolux (CMI),” the sources indicated.
This information, coupled with the fact that, as DigiTimes also reported, Apple purportedly shipped 12 million iPad 2s in the second quarter is evidence that the iPad is gaining momentum and may surpass earlier estimates of sales for 2011. 9to5Mac added that this is on top of rumors that Apple has started ordering parts for an iPad 3, the much anticipated iPhone 5, and has commissioned Pegatron to increase manufacturing of the upcoming fifth gen phone.
Although these are all just rumors and hearsay, it is hard not to put it together that, contrary to some companies early predictions for a fast fading of Apple’s tablet’s success, we will be seeing a whole lot more of the iPad in the future.
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Thanksgiving is next Thursday and people around the country are planning to spend time together with their loved ones enjoying good food and good fun. At our house, half of us will be sitting around on the couch playing with our iPads and watching TV, while the other half prepares our wonderful meal with the help of cooking apps like Allrecipes – Your Kitchen Inspiration, Celebrate the Holidays with Better Homes and Gardens and Martha Stewart Makes Cookies. Of course once all the cooking is done, we’ll fill our bellies and count our blessings because the following day, WE WILL SHOP!
The day after Thanksgiving, commonly referred to as “Black Friday,” is synonymous with the start of the Christmas shopping season and lots of great deals, but is it really all it’s made out to be? According to a survey recently conducted by PriceGrabber, shoppers believe retailers offer the best holiday shopping deals over Thanksgiving weekend.
Despite the yearly reports from skeptics saying Black Friday is just a bunch of marketing hype, 61% of consumers surveyed said they think Thanksgiving weekend has the best shopping deals when compared to the rest of the holiday season. Of that 61%, 86% believe the best deals are found on Black Friday while 33% believe Cyber Monday has the best deals.
This year it looks like mobile shopping will also play an important role in Black Friday shopping. PriceGrabber is expecting to see many consumers using their mobile devices to compare prices, search for coupons and even make a few purchases while shopping from home or in stores on Black Friday. ”We also expect to see shoppers arm themselves for Black Friday shopping with comparison shopping applications, like the PriceGrabber apps for the iPhone, iPad, and Android. The most successful Black Friday retailers will be those that demonstrate the most value to consumers, not just in their own store but when compared with other brick-and-mortar and online retailers,” said PriceGrabber President Laura Conrad.
It’s common practice in our house to get the newspaper early Thanksgiving morning, prepare the food and then browse the deals and plan our shopping strategy while everything cooks. Some years we find more things we “need” than others but we always enjoy our time together. So this Thanksgiving, rest assured we will be busy on our iPads looking for the best possible deals available for Thanksgiving weekend.
Oh yeah, and we plan to share all of it with our readers too! Make sure you check our PadGadget site early and often on Black Friday and Cyber Monday to find out about the best deals we’ve been able to find, plus a few surprises we have in store for all of our readers.
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