22 Million iPads To Be Sold This Holiday Quarter

August 22, 2011 5:23 pm

We have written about iPad stats before – we spotted this today:

“Facing sluggish competition from laptops and rival tablets, Apple could sell as many as 22 million iPads during this year’s holiday-shopping quarter, says investment analyst Jason Schwarz.

In an article for Seeking Alpha, Schwarz declared late last week that the “era of the laptop is over” and that Apple is the sole beneficiary of the trend away from portable PCs in favor of tablets.”

Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20095452-37/ipad-sales-to-hit-22-million-over-holiday-quarter-says-analyst/#ixzz1VmNmRx5p

How do we digest this number? Let us try this – just in terms of number of units, iPad will actually be as big as iPhones now. Why is this huge? because the iPhone is a phone, many people need one. The iPad is, well, a tablet.

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