Apple iPad is now available on cash payment as we reported earlier. But if you want to buy an iPad, get in queue as soon as possible.
A new research conducted by the research firm Piper Jaffray has revealed that Apple’s wonderful tablet computer is in short supply as demand in increasing with each passing day.
Fortune magazine’s web site reported that the analysts of the firm called 50 Apple stores and found a “very limited” supply of iPads. It is a well-known fact that the iPad is a hugely popular device.
The Cupertino-based company sold 1 million iPads in the first month, which is a record in itself. An analyst at RBC Capital Markets that more than 200,000 iPads are sold per week in the US alone, compared to 110,000 Macs per week.
Experts maintained that the iPad has dominated the netbook industry within no time and it is expected that its growing popularity would also affect the sales of the Apple’s another device, the iPod.
Meanwhile, the demand for iPads and competing tablet computers and e-reader devices is growing consistently.
A survey by the Boston Consulting Group revealed that by 2011, around 29 percent of U.S. consumers will have a tablet computer or e-book reader and around 90 percent of those who are planning to buy such device are willing to use their device as a web browser. According to the research firm, the sales of tablet computers would jump six-fold by 2014.
The advent of iPad has already sounded death knell for at least a couple other tablet computers before they even hit the market. It has also increased the competition in the tablet PCs sector and very soon we will see devices in the market which will be much advanced than the Apple’s wonder.