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Analysts predict iPad sales (part IV)

So far Apple has sold 7.458 million iPads and there is still a quarter remaining in the calendar year. The highest forecast immediately after the launch of the product was 7 million.

For the record, in January I forecast 6 million units for calendar 2010 (and 10 million in first 12 months of sales).

All analysts polled grossly underestimated the iPad. My impression is that competitors are still in denial.

How many iPads will Apple sell? – Apple 2.0 – Fortune Tech.

Unit sales 2010 (millions) 2011
Brian Marshall, Broadpoint AmTech 7.0 13.0 Calendar
David Bailey, Goldman Sachs 6.2 10.1 Calendar
Kathryn Huberty, Morgan Stanley 6.0 9.0 Calendar
Shaw Wu, Kauffman Bros. 5.0 10.0 12 mos.
Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray 3.5 8.0 Calendar
Ben Reitzes, Barclay’s Capital 2.9 7.3 Fiscal
Keith Bachman, BMO Capital 2.5 5.5 Fiscal
Jeff Fidacaro, Susquehanna 2.1 3.8 Calendar
Chris Whitmore, Deutsche Bank 2.0 4.0 Calendar
Bill Shope, Credit Suisse 1.8 7.4 Fiscal
Scott Craig, Merrill Lynch 1.2 3.7 Fiscal
Peter Misek, Canaccord Adams 1.2 3.5 Fiscal
Doug Reid, Thomas Weisel 1.1 6.8 Fiscal
Yair Reiner, Oppenheimer 1.1 4.0 Fiscal