Crazy iPad Numbers – 28 Million Sales Predicted for Next Year

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That’s the headline from a report at Apple Insider earlier today – covering one analyst’s prediction that Apple will sell 28 million iPads in 2011.

That feels like an enormous number, though I imagine it will be easier to put it in context once we see what number of iPads are sold in 2010.  I’m guessing around 10 million.

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4 thoughts on “Crazy iPad Numbers – 28 Million Sales Predicted for Next Year”

  1. Hahah! I had to laugh at this post… I really think that's impossible! What about the competitors who are offering more features with their tablet?? I think it might be 18 million but not 28!!

    Then, again… after sitting in the Apple Store the other day and seeing how many people snatching the ipad…I now think its possible. Plus, many older people are interested in this gadget and participating in the iPad 101 Workshop in the store.

    1. I don't think we've seen much by way of competitors thus far. Lots of talk, lots of canceled tablet plans, lots of announcements of copycat names, but not a lot by way of actual products.

  2. If Apple was manufacturing 1 million in March for April, 1 million each in April, May, June and July, 2 million in August, September and October, and 3 million in November and December, that's 17M manufactured in 2010. Figure 15M sold keeping in mind Christmas and more countries each month. Having the Apple store so people can play with them is a huge advantage. Only Android tablets in mobile phone stores or IF models appear in Best Buy and other large chains can those tablets gain real traction. 28 million for 2011 sounds high though. 20 million sounds more realistic.

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