Thursday, October 24, 2013

Why Is Apple Still Selling the iPad 2? Because It Can. - John Paczkowski - News - AllThingsD

A young "legacy" market
"According to CIRP, the iPad 2 accounted for 22 percent of the iPads sold in the United States during the quarter ended September 30, 2013. Now that’s down from the 35 percent it accounted for in the quarter prior, but it’s still a significant percentage. Clearly, some sectors of the tablet market still have a need for the device and its old-school 30 pin connector — the education marker, perhaps, where we’re increasingly seeing more budget-conscious iPad deployments. And that’s just fine with Apple, because the profit margins on producing the older device are probably sizable."
Why Is Apple Still Selling the iPad 2? Because It Can. - John Paczkowski - News - AllThingsD
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