January 29, 2010
When Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL ) CEO Steve Jobs took the stage Wednesday to introduce the iPad, the world expected the Next Big Thing. What we got instead was a head-scratcher.
We've already covered what the iPad does and doesn't do, and what our top analysts think the device will mean for Apple.
Now, we're drilling down for a profit play analysis of three industries in which the iPad fits, albeit in an oval-peg-round-hole sort of way:
- Which of the telecoms will profit from the iPad? Will be it Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S ) , or perhaps a handset maker such as Nokia (NYSE: NOK ) ?
- Will the iPad boost profits for ailing newspaper holding companies such as Gannett (NYSE: GCI ) and McClatchy (NYSE: MNI ) ?
- Is the iPad's shadow big enough to cast a pall over netbook vendors?
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