This a rather comical way to begin your workday, so sit back and listen to this 100% true (but glorified by myself for intrigue and additional comedic value) story. A man like many other, married and iPad 2-less, went out to purchase an iPad 2. The details of the torturous
According to Chikita Research, a Massachusetts-based advertising network, the iPad is having a positive effect on Mac sales. For the first three months of 2010, Macs consistently made up 7% of the traffic that reached its online ad networks. But on April the number bumped up to 10.25%, more than 3% higher. According to Daniel Ruby at Chikita, the numbers for May look to be consistent with April.
Also interesting, ChangeWave Research found that roughly 20% of people surveyed plan to buy an iPad, with a majority of those planning to do so in the next 6 to 12 months. If there is indeed an iPad halo effect, Apple can expect to see their market share grow steadily over the next couple of years.
Research firm Gartner issued a report on Thursday covering worldwide mobile phone sales for the third quarter of 2009. The report ranked Apple in third place for worldwide market share of smartphones, grabbing 17.1% of that market in finishing behind market leader Nokia and Research in Motion.
The iPhone is currently the world's fastest growing device, according to findings published by AdMob in their August 2008 AdMob Mobile Metrics Report. The study targeted the global growth of smartphone usage. Their study found that the iPhone was the fastest growing device in the world as of August, ending with 2.9 million requests per day.