Today in Connected Consumer

So much for those reports about how Amazon’s Kindle Fire might be slowing down sales of the iPad. Apple’s monster third quarter included shipments of 15.4 million iPads, besting analysts’ projected 13.2 million, which some had even shaved to 13.0 million based in part on competition from the Kindle Fire. Whatever number you want to believe for the Kindle Fire, Apple crushed it, reinforcing the view that there really isn’t a tablet market. There’s an iPad market with a few niche knockoffs. Speaking of dominance, Apple TV has also quietly become the top-selling video streaming set-top, nearly doubling sales of the Roku box.