Claim Chowder Pairs Well With Kool-Aid

Paul Thurrott, back in May last year:

And IDC is now forecasting that “mininotebook” (i.e. netbooks and sub-12-inch machines) will sell 45.6 million units in 2011 and 60.3 million in 2013. If I remember the numbers from 2009, they were 10 percent of all PCs, or about 30 million units. Explain again how the iPad will beat that. Please. Even the craziest iPad sales predictions are a small percentage of that. […]

Pass the Kool-Aid.

Neil Hughes, AppleInsider, yesterday:

Analyst Brian White with Ticonderoga Securities is on day 6 of his tech trip to China and Taiwan. In his meetings with component suppliers, sources have revealed expectations that Apple will sell between 40 million and 45 million iPads in 2011.

White said he heard those same figures in a separate visit to Asia last fall, but “at the time, this number was difficult for many investors and some in the media to get their heads around.”

Pass the Kool-Aid indeed.

Friday, 15 April 2011