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Estimates that Apple could sell 101.6 million iPads next year

Apple are, according to one estimate, to sell over 100 million iPads next year

By Anthony Garreffa on Oct 30, 2012 at 04:34 am CDT - 0 mins, 54 secs reading time

According to the latest estimate by Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley, we should see Apple sell more than 100 million iPads next year. Yes, over 100 million. Walkley says:

Estimates that Apple could sell 101.6 million iPads next year | TweakTown.com

With the impressive refresh of the 4th generation Retina iPad and launch of the iPad Mini earlier this week, we anticipate very strong holiday quarter iPad sales. In fact, with Apple's decisions to price the iPad Mini at a $170 discount to similar 4th generation iPad SKUs and competitively priced versus lower priced competing products from Google and other Android OEMs, we anticipate strong sales of the iPad Mini, especially as gifts during the holiday quarter. Further, we believe the iPad Mini significantly expands Apple's tablet addressable market internationally and should lead to strong sales throughout F2013 as international distribution increases.

For comparison sake, Amazon are poised to sell just 10.7 million tablets, Samsung with 8.4 million. Smartphone sales are a whole different beast, with Walkley predicting that Samsung will sell 303.6 million in 2013, compared to Apple's 193.9 million iPhones. Personally, I think Apple will sell around half of that, at just 100 million iPhones.

Last updated: Nov 30, -0001 at 12:00 am CST

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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