Chillin' out till it needs to be funded
Across ten countries a first guesstimate from inisders came bang on target as 3 mln iPad sales were spoken to by an Insiderat Apple and its only 6 AM on 20 March , 4 days of sales. This Friday Apple iPad3 debuts in 24 other countries.
The highly successful windows 8 beta on the other hand brings new competition by October when Apple gets back to its cave with share buybacks worth $10 bln beginning inmmediately after the yearly sales’ and results announcements
Basic Math for 13 weekends each quarter adds up to a 100 mln iPads this year, not including the distinctly lighter iPad2 both in price and weight as also keeping its style and quality equation..competing with the $100 ereader from Kindle anfd the sales mean new cash of at least $12.9 bln from the iPad, good for a $1 Tln market cap company’s dividend expense.
The 100 mln odd iPhones that Apple will definitely sell bring in another $30 bln in cash, a little higher than the iPad’s $300 Direct Margin or $129 Net Profit ( Bloomberg:Sheila Dharmarajan/Marge Brennan)