John Paczkowski

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Who’s Your Daddy? IPad Rewriting Adoption Records.

Here’s another descriptive for Apple to add to the list of superlatives it uses to describe the iPad: Fastest-selling consumer electronics product in history.

Apple (AAPL) sold three million iPads in the first 80 days following its April release. Since then, sales have ramped up to about 4.5 million units per quarter, according to Bernstein Research. That gives the device a sales rate that far eclipses that of the previous fastest-selling non-phone CE device–the DVD player, which sold just 350,000 units in its first year.

If the iPad is able to sustain that rate of sale–and there doesn’t seem to be any reason to think it won’t–it’s on track to becoming the fourth-largest consumer electronics category by the end of next year, right below TVs, smartphones and laptops. And unlike those devices, the iPad is a CE device category of one.

“The iPad did not seem destined to be a runaway product success straight out of the box,” Bernstein analyst Colin McGranahan wrote in an investors note. “By any account, the iPad is a runaway success of unprecedented proportion….In an environment where consumers are facing the reality that consumption dollars are more limited than ever, they are making distinct choices. And they are choosing the iPad.”

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik