Any time I read about the iPad, and it’s usually around the time when sales figures come out, it’s portrayed as having failed. At roughly 40m a year, or on average 10m a quarter, I don’t see how this is possible to call the iPad a failure. If you put this in perspective of the almighty PC, you’ll notice that only two PC manufacturers beat that number for the year. HP and Lenovo are the only ones that sold more than 40m. I thought about the possibility that people are just comparing the sales to the iPhone, but that doesn’t really make much sense. Apple sells over 200m iPhones a year, something that few companies can boast. And even in those cases, it’s primarily smartphones. So to say that we should use those numbers as a metric of whether or not the iPad is a failure just feels like one of the most ridiculous things to me.