Ο CEO των Best Buy “διορθώνει” τις δηλώσεις του

Το προηγούμενο post μας αναφερόταν στην δεδομένη επιτυχία του iPad. Δεν παραλείψαμε όμως να τονίσουμε πως η δήλωση του Brian Dunn – CEO των Best Buy – έκρυβε κάποια σημάδια υπερβολής.

Δεν είμαστε απλά φερέφωνα για να σας μεταφέρουμε “αμάσητα” όλες τις ειδήσεις – αληθινές ή μη. Το παρακάτω δημοσίευμα έρχεται να επιβεβαιώσει την πρακτική μας.

Το appleinsider δημοσιεύει την δήλωση-ανάκληση του Brian Dunn, πως “The reports of the demise of these devices are grossly exaggerated” – “οι εκθέσεις αυτών των συσκευών είναι κατάφωρα υπερβολικές”!

Brian Dunn, CEO of Best Buy, issued a statement Friday clarifying his earlier comment that the iPad had cannibalized sales of some notebook and netbook models by as much as 50 percent.

“The reports of the demise of these devices are grossly exaggerated,” Dunn said, in a play on Mark Twain’s famous quote.

“While they were fueled in part by a comment in The Wall Street Journal that was attributed to me, they are not an accurate depiction of what we’re currently seeing. In fact, we see some shifts in consumption patterns, with tablet sales being an incremental opportunity. And as we said during our recent earnings call, we believe that computers will remain a very popular gift this holiday because of the very distinct and desirable benefits they offer consumers. That’s why we intend to carry a broad selection of computing products and accessories, to address the demand we anticipate this season.”

Best Buy had posted strong quarterly earnings this week and remained optimistic as it announced that the iPad would be coming to all of its retail stores. Dunn predicted that tablet devices would be “big for [Best Buy] during the holidays.”

Dunn’s original comment has been quickly disputed by analysts.

Katy Huberty with Morgan Stanley used NPD sales figures to place potential cannibalization at a much lower 25 percent.

Stephen Baker, a retail analyst with NPD, remained even more skeptical. An unreleased survey by NPD pegs the iPad’s cannibalization of PC sales “in the mid-teens,” according to a Computerworld report by Gregg Keizer.

Θα ήταν χρήσιμο λοιπόν για την Ελληνική κοινότητα, όλοι όσοι ασχολούμαστε με το iOS, να μην σπεύσουμε να γράψουμε κάτι, πριν περάσει από κάποια κριτήρια.

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