Experts forecast 1 million iPads to sell day 1 of release



The New iPad is scheduled to be released to customers on Friday this week. Experts are forecasting breaking the one-day sales record of 1 million units sold. The numbers are baffling, yet understandable because of the superior technology and ease-of-use with each touch-screen tablet Apple produces. That is why protecting your new iPad is essential. Get at least an iPad Sleeve or small Tablet case by clicking here.

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Here is a brief clip from a CNET article posted today from Tech Editor Roger Cheng

Apple, already selling out of new iPads on its online store, could break the 1 million mark on Friday alone when it is released.

That’s according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, who gave the estimate in a research note today.

The figure would far outstrip first-day sales figures for the original iPad, and would likely exceed comparable iPad 2 sales. (Apple didn’t disclose that figure.) It highlights the exploding interest in tablets even as other companies struggle to sell their own rival products. The device is slowly evolving from a luxury item into a necessary tool–even if it isn’t quite there yet.

While Apple didn’t provide a first-day sales figure for the iPad 2, analysts had their range of estimates. Munster a year ago predicted that Apple sold 500,000 over the first weekend, while others went as high as 1 million. Analysts note that the figure could have been smaller because supply constraints limited the number of iPads that Apple could bring to the market.

The 1 million figure could prove to be conservative. Apple could have even more impressive numbers given that it is launching the new iPad in more markets around the world. This year, it’ll have a second, less expensive alternative in the $399 iPad 2.

Apple unveiled the new iPad last week, which features a higher-resolution display, a slightly tweaked processor, a 4G LTE connection, and a better camera. While not a massive upgrade to the device, it has still garnered a lot of interest from consumers.

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