“Apple is selling more than 200,000 iPads per week. Which means, according to RBC Capital Markets analyst Mike Abramsky, that sales of the company’s new device have outpaced those of the Mac in the United States [est. 110,000 Macs/week] and are closing in on those of the iPhone 3GS [Q1 2010, 246,000/week],” John Paczkowski reports for AllThingsD.
“vidently there’s quite a bit of pent-up demand for the device,” Paczkowski reports. “Retail checks in mid-May showing widespread iPad stockouts at Apple stores and Best Buy. The 3G iPad is sold out at many Apple stores and about 25 percent of them now have only selected Wi-Fi iPads available. Waiting lists are not uncommon.”
Paczkowski reports, “And so, with that in mind — not to mention a the device’s forthcoming international launch — Abramsky raised his global iPad outlook for 2010 from 5 million to 8 million.”
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MacDailyNews Take: As we’ve been saying since analysts began estimating unit sales the day after iPad was unveiled, the anaylsts’ estimates are too low and will have to be revised upward if they want their predictions to be more accurate. Do the math, or even just use some comment sense, and it’s obvious that Abramsky’s estimate is still too low.