I think the link between gas prices and iPad demand that WSJ made is wrong.

An article today from WSJ stated that analysts are pointing to high gas prices as a reason for dampened iPad demand.  I think the target market for iPad sales is certainly broader than it used to be and Gas prices are high enough that families and middle income levels notice. However I don’t see the link between gas prices and iPad demand. I could understand a link with employment, not paycheck = no iPad. Or between vacation travel and gas prices. There is an argument to be made that high gas prices can have a postitive impact on entertainment products that we turn to when deciding that travel is too expensive due to gas prices. That weeks vacation just get a few hundred dollars to expensive to enjoy? Stay at home and buy an iPad instead. You will get years of enjoyment out of it.