Apple iPad Orders Crash: Many Scream iPass at an Oversized Touch
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The iPad is shaping up to be a colossal failure.
The iPad is coming out soon.Â For many loyal Apple fanatics, this is yet another game-changing consumer electronics product.Â They just have to get their hands on it.
In spite of Apple's tremendous appeal, the number of such loyal Apple fanatics does have an upside limit and that limit is a lot lower than most analysts expected.Â When Apple began taking orders for the device last Friday, they were running 25,000 an hour.Â However, by Saturday, they were down to 1,000 an hour.Â Many analysts suggested that this was an ordinary weekend lull, but orders apparently did not pick up meaningfully today (Monday).
I am a big fan of Apple.Â I am writing on an Apple computer.Â I own several iPods.Â I own an iPhone and use the Safari browser constantly.Â However, I really don't care for all of the iPhone apps and believe that we have already reached a saturation point with smart phones (the longer-term utility beyond the browser will be very limited).Â
One thing I don't need is a large Touch.
Inside Take: Steve Jobs missed the mark with this one.Â There is always a time to sell your winners and now is the time to get out of Apple.