Some iPad 2 impressions and impact
The iPad 2 will account for at least 20 million tablet computer sales in the U.S. this year, or 83 percent of the market, said Sarah Rotman Epps, an analyst at Forrester Research Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
“The competing products we’ve seen announced so far from Motorola, RIM, HP and others, while impressive, have fatally flawed price and distribution strategies,” Rotman Epps said today in a blog post.
Today’s iPad announcement also affected the stock of suppliers. Silicon Image Inc., a maker of chips that transmit high-definition television content between devices, rose 22 percent after Apple introduced an adapter to output video from an iPad to a TV. Zagg Inc., which sells accessories such as iPad cases, plunged 24 percent after Apple introduced its own magnet case for the tablet.