As illustrated by this graph from Morgan Stanley, growth in netbook sales plummeted from 641 percent in July 2009 to 68 percent in January 2010 when the iPad was announced. It fell further to 5 percent in April 2010, the month the iPad descended from the heavens.
Fortune also noted this Morgan Stanley statistic: Forty-four percent of US consumers who were planning to buy an iPad said they were buying it instead of a netbook or notebook computer.
Other devices likely to be cannibalized by the iPad: e-readers, desktop computers, handheld video games, and -- most significantly -- Apple's own iPod Touch.
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