Cupertino scores a clean sweep in tablets, laptops, desktops and portable music players
It looks like another Apple (AAPL) Christmas on Amazon.com.
As of Dec. 25, its products topped the most-gifted items in all the categories in which it competed except television and video products (where Roku reigned supreme).
There were some discrepancies, however, between what people wished for and what was purchased for them.
Apple TV, for example, was the No. 1 "Most Wished For" product in TV and video and Roku No. 2.
And although Macs were the top four most-wished for desktop computers, they took only the top two spots in the Most Gifted and Bestseller lists.
The Kindle e-reader still tops Amazon's (AMZN) Bestseller in Electronics (all categories) list, as it has all holiday season.
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Despite the economy, Americans managed to spend $27.46 billion in 47 days
Online sales in the U.S. are up 12% this holiday season, according to a comScore report issued Sunday, driven by two factors:
Free shipping: Americans spent $942 million online Dec. 17, 61% more than they spent the same day last year, thanks to the more than 1,500 online merchants who participated in Free Shipping Day.
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Americans plan to spend 16% more on high-tech gadgetry in the 2010 holiday season than they did in 2009, according to a survey of more than 1,000 U.S. consumers conducted for Retrevo, an online shopping and review site.
And what do these gadget-hungry shoppers plan to buy? Apple's (AAPL) iPad or tablet computer was No. 1 on MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 17, 2010 1:44 PM ET
"Family Together" came in No. 7 in a recent survey. "Good Health" was No. 8.
One of Apple's (AAPL) public relations operatives e-mailed overnight to let me know that a Consumer Electronics Association survey -- one that put the iPad No. 3 on this year's holiday wish list -- was likely to be highlighted in a CEA webcast scheduled for 2 p.m. ET Wednesday.
I can see why Apple would be pleased MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 10, 2010 10:02 AM ET
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