Analyst foresees Apple selling 700K+ iPads internationally in June

invisibleSHIELD case for iPadSlash Lane reports for AppleInsider, “Early reports suggest that Apple has sold most of its first run of international iPad shipments, which has lead one analyst to predict that the iPad will outsell the Mac internationally this quarter.”

“Mike Abramsky with RBC Capital Markets said Friday that he believes between 600,000 and 700,000 iPads will be sold overseas in June, though the number could go even higher. If that forecast is accurate, it would well exceed the 500,000 Macs expected to be sold in June,” Lane reports. “‘Industry contact feedback and previously published surveys point to strong international demand, supported by media reports of long lineups at Apple stores, and strong demand for iPads,’ Abramsky wrote. ‘iPads appear to be stocked out already at some stores and resellers, particularly in countries like Japan, Australia, and U.K. Online availability has been further delayed, to a vague ‘June,’ from June 7 (prior to which was May 28).'”

Lane reports, “If Abramsky’s predictions prove true, it would be a continuation of the trend started in the U.S., where the iPad has had blockbusters sales since it was first introduced in early April. Last week, Abramsky said he believes Apple is selling more than 200,000 iPads per week in the U.S.”

Full article, with country-by-country iPad shipment estimates, here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “James W.” for the heads up.]


  1. I know that at least on of the iPads sold in the coming months will be to my wife. After seeing mine yesterday for the first time, she way fairly enthusiastic about dumping her 6year old Windows tablet and going with something “better”.

  2. An average monthly pace of 200K each for the U.S. and international sales would result in annual sales of ~20M units (for a full year) or, perhaps, ~12 to 13M units for 2010. Lots of assumptions and lots of room for error. But my initial estimate from a couple of months ago of 8-10M units for 2010 looks to be rather low (and I was at least double the estimates of most analysts at the time).

    It just goes to show you – significant products/events are generally only recognized by a few at first. Momentum then grows rapidly as the product/event basically slaps everyone else into consciousness and they jump onboard.

  3. The iPad sales number for 2010 will only be limited by how many Apple can produce. My guess is still 15 million, although Apple could probably sell 20 million (if they had the iPads in stock at all locations).

  4. I just picked up 2 x 64Gb 3G iPads from my local store here in Japan.
    The really interesting thing about the iPad launch here was that the majority of buyers waiting in line through the day were not ‘otaku’ (geeks) but was a whole cross-section of society – young girls, middle aged women, salarymen and ‘normal’ young males.
    Trust me, 700,000 across the 9 int countries is way too low – I wouldn’t be surprised if Japan alone is half that number.

    My store opened at 8am and had queues all day. I got there at 2pm and was waiting a total of 4.5hrs!

  5. @KingMel

    Touche’ to both of you!!
    iAgree also that the “analyst” are way too low because they don’t care to really what to know!
    97% of the people I talk to or let them touch our iPad has positive comments and awed by it.
    Apple brand is in place. Momentum has happened. People every where are soooooo ready for Apple products because they know what crappy things they had. Young owners are ready for Apple!!!!!

    Go Buy AAPL stocks ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  6. @MediaXYZ

    I don’t think it’s just tablets that will be getting replaced; it’ll be entire home PCs once people realize they’re not using them anymore.

    iPad: The web appliance we’ve been waiting for.

  7. Huh? I’m thinking they need to think a little bigger numer.

    400-500K by the end of the weekend is my prediction. Add 300-400K pre-orders. By the end of June 1-1.5 million will probably look low. Of course, it all depends on supply.

    No company can keep up with this this kind of demand. The supply chain will be ramped up for some time and orders will go from 2-4 weeks within 10 days.

    Yes, buy AAPL

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