I’ve seen quite a few predictions of massive sales for iPad in 2011, but this one this week is the highest yet:
Ticonderoga Securities analyst Brian White reports that Apple is developing a smaller version of its uber-popular iPad and suggests that sales numbers of the original iPad could reach 45 million in 2011.
Forbes tells us the analyst is in China and speaking to iPad component suppliers, one claims he’s anticipating shipping enough parts to pump out 13 million iPads in the second half of 2010. And the supplier expects this to hit 45 million next year.
Another recent prediction I saw was for iPad sales of around 36 million next year. It’s going to be pretty fascinating to see the next set of figures Apple releases on this – and it’s certainly going to give Steve Jobs some much bigger numbers to flash up during his next keynote address.