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"Mac for the masses"?

marc weber

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Predicting iPad sales of 21 million next year, Gene Munster with Piper Jaffray wrote...
We believe the iPad represents a meaningful product category for Apple as a secondary computing device for those who already have a primary computer, a primary device for those who could not previously afford a Mac, and the first Apple product that will be a success in the enterprise... We see the iPad as the Mac for the masses.

Ref: Apple Insider - iPad, Apple's 'Mac of the masses,' predicted to sell 21M in 2011

Interesting. Especially considering pre-release rants about this product having "no place" in the market.

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ankur rathi
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I see no similarity between iPad & Mac except that both are Apple's product.

Moreover, Macs are not way costly compare to other laptops. A MacBook costs around 1000 USD & other laptops of similar configuration would cost, I think, 800 USD... why Macs are not for masses at the first place??
Maneesh Godbole
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ankur rathi wrote:.. why Macs are not for masses at the first place??

Because there are Big Macs for the masses (pun intended) already.

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Pat Farrell

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ankur rathi wrote:why Macs are not for masses at the first place??

Well, Apple is moving away from OS-X and into IOS. The MacBooks are not wildly overpriced, but the desktops are very pricey.
The margins on iPods, iPads, and iPhones, let along songs and movies in the iTunes store, are much more interesting than those on computers.
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