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.
|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|