How many iPad 2’s have been sold? Lines still forming, analysts predict huge sales
Believe it or not, lines are still forming for iPad 2. Nearly anytime a store gets a shipment, they sell out within an hour or two (if you’re still looking, check iPad 2 stock at stores in your area) . Amazingly enough, this is going on around the world, as demand is far exceeding supply. What does this mean for sales numbers? Is Apple selling more or less than expected?
How many iPad 2’s has Apple sold?
At this point, it’s a guessing game. So far we’re left to analyst opinions, with some upwardly revising their sales forecasts. Charlie Wolf of Needham and Co (via AppleInsider) says that “the launch of the iPad 2 so far exceeded our expectations that it was evident our 2011 and 2012 shipment forecasts were dramatically low.” In Wolf’s case, he predicts that Apple will sell 30 million iPad 2’s this year, which is 10 million higher than they originally expected. With availability as constrained as it is, 30 million iPads a year doesn’t sound that outrageous to me, it might even be higher.
Apple Q2 FY11 Conference Call may have the answer
Apple has remained silent, but with constant sell outs and lines forming around the world, it isn’t much of a stretch to assume sales have been through the roof. The soonest we may hear some numbers from Apple could come on their Q2 FY11 conference call this April 20. The call starts at 2:00pm PST and you can listen live on Apple.com’s investors page.