Apple set to ship over 20 million iPads in Q3

Apple set to ship over 20 million iPads in Q3
It's hard to argue success, and the iPad is most certainly a success. The device opened up a completely new consumer market and has led to an amazing array of competitors looking to knock the king of his throne. For now though, the iPad is staying on top, and a new report has Apple supplier Foxconn increasing its production numbers to meet the demand for the tablet. 

An unsourced report from the Taiwan Economic News is saying that Foxconn-owner Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. has adjusted its numbers from a projected 14 million iPad shipments in Q3 of this year up to an incredible 20 million tablets. In its last earnings call, Apple reported selling 9.52 million iPad 2s, but did also have supply shortages at times. It seems the company doesn't want that happening again, and will be making sure there are enough iPads to meet demands. 

We're still waiting to hear the numbers for last quarter, which will be coming next month. But, it does seem like it's going to be another huge year for the iPad. 

source: BGR

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26 Comments

1. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

ohh Michael now the fandroids will call you an Apple fanboy... take cover....

5. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

I know the dangers of being impartial. But it's okay, I've gotten quite good at ignoring anyone who crosses the line into fanboyism.

10. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

I love it

2. Kjayhawk

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

I bet they will sell more than 20 million ok maybe 25 million. But still the tablet is in high demand for losers that think getting an ipad is better to take notes on than a laptop, but when you peak over there shoulder they are playing angry birds.... iPad will sell millions.

3. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

What do you mean losers who want it to take notes?

6. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Just curious: how would you propose Apple sells more iPads than its planning to ship?

8. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

haha good point

12. Kjayhawk

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

Kid you know nothing first you stated that everything you said was a fact and that apple will create only 20 million ipads i say 25. Kid i have spent 12 months in afghansitan and i know you have no idea where that is but they blew up the world trade center. I know all you care about is apple, but everyday i have to wake up knowing i lost 3 mean to your stupid f**king iphone. So next time you f**king talk to me you sick f**king individual it will be at parade rest or the motherf**king lean and rest because im tired of faggets like you.

13. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Did you do shrooms before this post?

15. Kjayhawk

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

Nope just was super drunk my bad :) and I apologize

23. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

I'll answer that question -- it's not uncommon for companies to sell products or services in advance. Airlines sell fares for travel to take place in the future. In the same vein, it would not be unreasonable for Apple to sell iPads that have not yet been produced. If that is the case, then this situation would be the "mother of all backlogs."

4. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Yes Michael will definitely be now considered an isheep. Queue the fandroid haters. Kj is already here with his drivel

16. Kjayhawk

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

Im not really a fandroid. I would say im more of a realist I said apple would sell more than they have listed here. And then I went on a drunken rage... And owned myself... But your pretty stupid sooooo, I won't be listening to you, but will correct you on everything you do. If it makes michael feel better I pissed all over the place....

17. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

May not be a android, but definitely an Apple hater since you called IPad users losers. You owned yourself worse than usual here, but stupid posts are the norm for you.

20. Kjayhawk

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

Not all apple users are dumb. Just you "may not be a android" aN Android... Whenever the next word starts with a vowel you use "an" Point made. Yeah i make dumb comments a lot, but at least i know how to speak the English language. Next year i will most likely purchase the iphone 6? or whatever they call it. I have 2 macs. I have an iMac and a Macbook.... I really just dislike apple trolls like yourself who hate people who pick a different product. So then you go on android news and say things are crap. I just like having calm and intelligent conversations. I wouldn't "own" you as much if you were not such a troll. You make a lot of good comments but then you go off and post some stupid s**t that doesn't make sense.... like the response saying I think people are losers who take notes. I said in my post I think people who buy ipads to take notes are losers. Seriously if I ever bought a tablet I would play angry birds, when i am suppose to take notes And for owning myself... What can I say I like to party. nuff said

22. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I made a typo. You like to "party" which consists of getting drunk by yourself and then posting non sense on PA?

25. Kjayhawk

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

crazy night, but no I just posted after the night was through. When your older you'll understand.

7. jacko unregistered

of course there getting ready to sell that many when there trying to ban the competition from the market coz there that scared of androids success

26. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

jacko, it is not because of android that Apple is banning other tablets. They are all copy pate product. All those companies are just copying apples design one to one. If android also follow the same path, then one day it has to face the same fate.... Be a inventor....... don't be a copy paster....

9. shynepo

Posts: 39; Member since: May 21, 2010

It still isnt better than Galaxy tab 10.1, its amazing how ppl let sales fool them.....

11. GH unregistered

I dislike Apple as a company but I love my iPad, it's a difficult dilemma for me. I think the iPad has been the only device Apple's priced right with reasonable hardware, not the overpriced obsolete devices like the iPhone 4 and Macs. In fact it seems the competition is just trying to catch up and the big names like Samsung, Motorola and LG can't defeat Apple not even in price this time.

14. jacko unregistered

u sure about that

18. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I see how you can say Macs are overpriced but I don't see it with the iPhone. Apple actually dropped the 2 year price of high end smartphones to $199. Before Apple you uses to pay $300-$400. It's full retail price is also in line with other high end smartphones.

19. AKm007

Posts: 108; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

It's price is in line with other high end phones. lol, but is the iphone itself high end? It's one year old hard ware. No point in buying the iphone 4 right now. And when the iphone 5 comes out, i have a strong feeling it will be priced higher than even the galaxy note. After all, apple is a brand name. They won't want every guy to have it.

21. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

The price of the iPhone has remained steady and hasn't gone up. iPhone is a high end phone whether you want to believe that or not.

24. GH unregistered

Actually it's not anymore, right now iPhone 4 fits the category of mid-range (specs wise), you like it or not. If you continue with your assumption then a Pentium 4 would still be a high-end CPU.

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