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About one million iPad 2s sold in its debut weekend, claim analysts

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About one million iPad 2s sold in its debut weekend, claim analysts
A few days ago various analysts touted the iPad 2 to be a record breaker when it goes on sale, and now that its debut weekend is over, these folks estimate that the current-gen Apple tab has sold about a million units - which, if true, is an impressive feat indeed.

The Wedbush Securities analyst Scott Sutherland says: "we would not be surprised to see Apple sell closer to 1 million iPad2s in the opening weekend", while his colleague Trip Chowdhry at Global Equities Research calculates that it's entirely possible that Apple has sold 3 times more iPad 2s in the first two days compared to the sales of the original iPad for the same period.

If we take into account that the sales of the first-gen Apple tablet are projected at about 350 000 - 400 000 units in its debut weekend, this means that the number of iPad 2s shipped to the end customer may very well exceed one million units.

Chowdhry also noted that 60% of the iPad 2 buyers already own the first iPad, while virtually all of them own at least one Apple product.

According to the same analyst, people are buying more AT&T iPad 2s than Veriozon iPad 2s because "... [AT&T] has better customer service".

source: Reuters

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