The news today that Apple has sold 15.43 million iPads during the final calendar quarter of 2011, means that the total number of iPads sold for 2011 (that’s sold not shipped) is just over 40 million. The last quarter’s sales are 111% growth compared with the same quarter in the previous year.
These are mind-boggling stats no matter now you slice it.
No doubt the tremendous iPads are largely behind the record revenue of $46.33 billion and record quarterly net profit of $13.06 billion.
With these solid numbers in hand, the future looks bright for Apple and iPad. Stock price is currently over $420. iBookstore is now being fed by ebooks created on the new iBooks author and iTunes U is free to fly.
So much for the year of the iPad killer.
In case you were questioning my math – here it is from the horse’s mouth:
4.69 million iPads during the 1st quarter 2011 – the one ending March 2011
9.25 million iPads sold during the 2nd quarter 2011 – the one ending June 2011
11.12 million iPads during the 3rd quarter – one ending September 2011
15.43 million iPads sold during 4th quarter the one ending December 2011