Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune, “So how many iPads has Apple sold so far? The consensus is roughly 8.25 million units.”
“We know that the company sold 3.27 million in Q3,” P.E.D. reports. “The estimates for Q4 we’ve gathered in advance of the company’s Oct. 18 earnings report range from a low of 3.8 million from an uncharacteristically conservative Brian Marshall at Gleacher & Co. to a high of 6 million from the Apple Finance Board’s Robert Paul Leitao, one of the amateur analysts whose estimates have proved in the past considerably more dependable than the professionals’.”
Full article with a list of analysts’ iPad estimates for the quarter here.