“At some point this has to stop—one analyst said Thursday that Asian components makers think Apple will ship 45 million iPads this year and later in the day another said she’s heard figures of as high as 60 million from those sources,” Damon Poeter reports for PC Magazine. “Carolina Milanesi, a Gartner research vice-president for mobile devices, told PCMag.com that in talks with component providers, ‘the numbers we have been told vary from 40 to 60 million.'”
Poeter reports, “Milanesi cautioned that makers of different components that go into Apple’s iPad and iPad 2 offer different views on the raw number of units that will get built, shipped and sold for the entire year. ‘Depending on which supplier you talk to about iPad screens versus memory versus something else, the numbers go from 40 to 60 million, so you need to take those numbers with a pinch of salt,’ she said.”
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