The Apple iPad’s proven to be a hit, but is it cutting into sales of Apple’s original baby, the Mac? Some new data suggests that sales of the new Apple tablet PC may be cannibalizing Mac sales.
RBC Capital Markets took a look at the unexpectedly strong sales of the iPad, how it’s stacking up to the iPhone — on which it’s rapidly closing — and how it might be impacting sales of the Apple Mac. HardwareCentral has the story.
A key question asked during the run-up to the release of Apple’s iPad was whether or not it would eat into Windows-based netbook sales. While it’s not clear how many would-be netbook buyers Apple is winning over, the iPad is apparently cannibalizing Apple’s own laptop sales.
Six weeks into the product’s release, RBC Capital Markets analyst Mike Abramsky released a report saying that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is selling about 200,000 iPads a week, almost double the 110,000 Macs sold and within sight of the 246,000 iPhones sold in the same period.