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iPad bests Galaxy Tab in perceived value; neither live up to RRP

iPad bests Galaxy Tab in perceived value; neither live up to RRP

Samsung's plastic chassis for the Galaxy Tab may make the 7-inch Android slate more pocket-friendly than the iPad, as well as easier to hold for longer periods of ebook reading, but it doesn't appear to be helping them in the perceived-quality stakes. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster gathered a 65-person strong group of tablet novices together and asked them how much the iPad and the Galaxy Tab were each worth: the group put the Apple slate on average $134 more than the Samsung rival.

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I Don’t Use It, Why Should You?

I Don’t Use It, Why Should You?

I use my DVD drive all the time. Some readers may laugh, but I actually pay for movies and music content. Sometimes, I'll find a deal on a movie or a CD that is better than what I could find online. I take it home, I rip it to my laptop, and it's mine, convenient and digital. I used my DVD drive when I installed Windows 7 on my MacBook, and when I had to reinstall iWork, after iMovie started crashing again. In my old Camry, my tape deck stopped working, and that's my favorite way to connect my iPod to my car stereo. Radio transmitters don't work reliably in my area, but instead of shelling out a few hundred bucks to buy a proper car stereo for a car that won't last me through next year, I did what we used to do back in the old days. I burned a CD.

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Apple HDTV rumors resurface as Apple secure digital TV IP

Apple HDTV rumors resurface as Apple secure digital TV IP

Apple has quietly licensed IP belonging to digital content protection and media information specialists Rovi, according to a document filed by the company, prompting analyst speculation that the Cupertino firm is still working on an HDTV with integrated Apple TV.  Rovi is responsible for much of the program guide and copy protection technology used in cable set-top boxes and online media portals, and in recent years has been buying up entertainment metadata firms such as Muze and All Media Guide.

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App Store operates “a bit over break-even” for Apple suggests analyst

App Store operates “a bit over break-even” for Apple suggests analyst

Apple has been gleefully shouting about some of their more eye-catching figures of recent months - 3m iPads sold, one billion dollars paid out to developers as their share of the App Store tithe - which has left analysts wondering about some of the numbers they're not announcing.  Piper Jaffray took Steve Jobs' sparse figures from the WWDC 2010 keynote and did some sums to work out exactly how much profit Apple took away.  The answer, analyst Gene Munster reckons, is just $189m gross.

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Steve Ballmer on-stage at WWDC 2010 predicts analyst; Apple have “little room for surprise” reckons rival

Steve Ballmer on-stage at WWDC 2010 predicts analyst; Apple have “little room for surprise” reckons rival

Apple's June 7th WWDC 2010 keynote is approaching, and thanks to various pre-show leaks of the fourth-generation iPhone HD many are questioning exactly how groundbreaking the Steve Jobs presentation might be.  That seems like the ideal opportunity for an analyst face-off: perennial Apple ponderer Gene Munster, of Piper Jaffray, reckons Apple has "little room for surprise" during the event, while Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry is predicting a seven minute guest appearance during the keynote by none other than Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

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iPad cannibalizing iPod sales, not Mac reckons analyst

iPad cannibalizing iPod sales, not Mac reckons analyst

Early analysis of Apple sales figures suggests that, rather than eat into sales of the company's Mac range, the iPad has cannibalized iPod sales.  According to Gene Munster, outspoken analyst at Piper Jaffray, Apple's domestic Mac sales were up 39-percent year on year, while iPod sales dropped an estimate-quashing 17-percent for the three month period.  Munster reckons this is down to clever positioning and feature-selection on Apple's part, commenting that "Apple has successfully limited the iPad functionality to primarily content consumption, versus content creation on a Mac"

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1m iPads sold

1m iPads sold

Apple has announced that, in less than a month, they've already sold one million iPads.  The news follows earlier predictions by software analysts that the company had passed that mark a week ago.  In addition to hardware sales, Apple has confirmed that over 12m App Store downloads have been recorded, together with over 1.5m iBooks.

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74% iPad buyers were Mac owners, 66% had iPhones claims analyst

74% iPad buyers were Mac owners, 66% had iPhones claims analyst

Apple may describe the iPad as a new segment, but are they also carving out a new audience for the company?  According to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, first-day sales of the new tablet don't seem to suggest that's the case.  He interviewed 448 iPad early-adopters and discovered that 74-percent were existing Mac users and 66-percent had an iPhone.  Just 4-percent expected the iPad to replace their existing computer, and only 1-percent thought it might replace their iPhone.

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Amazon freeze Penguin & Hachette ebooks; Analyst calls for Kindle price-slash

Amazon freeze Penguin & Hachette ebooks; Analyst calls for Kindle price-slash

If you thought the ebook saga was settled after Amazon conceded to agency model pricing with both HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, think again.  Certain Penguin and Hachette Book Group ebook titles have been removed from sale by the retailer, as independent negotiations with each publisher continue to take their toll.  Meanwhile, analysts are calling for Kindle prices to be slashed in response to the iPad.  Amazon have described the Hachette freeze as an "interim" measure, but the Penguin situation looks like the retailer attempting to ramp up pressure.

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