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Apple set to sell 600,000 iPad 2 in first 24 hours

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Mar 2011 14:52 User comments (7)

Apple set to sell 600,000 iPad 2 in first 24 hours According to multiple analysts, Apple will likely sell 600,000 iPad 2 during its debut, doubling up on first generation iPad launch sales.
"Apple has such a huge lead," says Tim Bajarin of Creative Strategies. "Competitors are going to be chasing Apple for many years."

Bajarian has 20 years experience in the tech sector and expects 500,000 sales.

He expects the bump in sales due to the increased retail partners (Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy) at launch.

Analysts from Rodman & Renshaw LLC and Piper Jaffray & Co. expect anywhere between 500,000 and 600,000 and Ashok Kumar of R&R even says "the iPad 2 is essentially the tablet market."

The iPad 2 adds a dual-core A5 processor, a new GPU, dual cameras, is 33 percent thinner and adds first-party apps like iMovie and GarageBand.

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7 user comments

113.3.2011 15:28
lissenup2
Inactive

Bajarian may have 20 so-called years of experience but I'm 37 years old with 37 years of being on this planet and 15 years of "tech experience" and I say no way to 500,000.

I'm predicting 250K - 350K.

We'll see after SOMEONE reports true sales figures.

Tech people are generally so F.O.S.

213.3.2011 15:38
SarahSilverman
Unverified new user

Originally posted by lissenup2:
Bajarian may have 20 so-called years of experience but I'm 37 years old with 37 years of being on this planet and 15 years of "tech experience" and I say no way to 500,000.

I'm predicting 250K - 350K.

We'll see after SOMEONE reports true sales figures.

Tech people are generally so F.O.S.
Ill take your horrible prediction and raise you 601k sales opening day, and easily surpassing 1 million for the weekend (as long as there are no supply delays)

313.3.2011 16:51

Originally posted by lissenup2:
Bajarian may have 20 so-called years of experience but I'm 37 years old with 37 years of being on this planet and 15 years of "tech experience" and I say no way to 500,000.

I'm predicting 250K - 350K.

We'll see after SOMEONE reports true sales figures.

Tech people are generally so F.O.S.

Odd for a tech person to actually admit that! ;-)

413.3.2011 20:05

agreed.

514.3.2011 0:36

people will buy anything with the apple logo branded onto it
even if it's ridiculously overpriced...

614.3.2011 1:29

alot of these buyers will be people that bought ipad1 less than 1year ago,,
what are people going to do with our old ipad?
Handing in down to the kids?, or selling it to a friend? ebay?


As one of the first people in the mobile phone industry, in Australia, i have seen mobile and sold mobile phones from $5000 to now. "would you like a phone with your fries", sir?
and now pushing the message "Its Pays to Recycle" @ www.cashAphone.com.au

716.3.2011 11:42

Originally posted by foneboy:
alot of these buyers will be people that bought ipad1 less than 1year ago,,
what are people going to do with our old ipad?
Handing in down to the kids?, or selling it to a friend? ebay?
the question should be how are these people gonna to buy food and feed there kids when apple makes more and more products and they waste all there money on them.give it 6months and there will be another ipad with another big price tag.

custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

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