In an attempt to reach new heights in the field of stating the obvious, an analyst today announced that Apple is selling every iPad it can manufacture, and that previous estimates for demand might have underestimated the iPad’s appeal.
Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster, frequent speaker on Apple’s products and financial standing, believes Apple will sell between 200,000 and 300,000 iPads in it’s debut weekend and, similarly to the iPhone and iPod, should sell out at a large percentage of retail outlets.
Shipping dates for pre-orders have been pushed back to April 12th, and current demand doesn’t even take into account those who are holding back, waiting for the 3G-capable device. Another analyst expects Apple to sell 5 million iPads in it’s first year.
Compare this to the news that the JooJoo Tablet, formerly the TechCrunch Tablet had only 90 pre-orders for the device at launch, and you begin to get an idea of exactly how dominant Apple’s position in the mobile market has become.
Source: Digital Daily