Suppliers shipped at least 2.4 million iPad 2s to Apple in March

Suppliers shipped at least 2.4 million iPad 2s to Apple in March

Suppliers shipped the staggering numberof between 2.4 and 2.6 million iPad 2s to Apple in March alone, hitor miss daily DigiTimes reported, quoting sources at touch panel suppliers. Iftrue, this hints that Apple could have more than doubled the amountof iPads sold as the first generation of the tablet registered 1million sold units within the first month of its launch.We have to underline, though, that more than 2.4 million shipped units doesn't necessarily mean that all of them were sold, but - judging from current availability of the tablet - sales could be very close to that number.

Further meeting the huge demand willdepend largely on the availability of cover lenses for touch panelmodules, the publication added. Taiwanese companies like Chunghwa,G-Tech, HannStar, TPK and Wintek, some of which supply Apple, are allboosting capacity in 2011 to answer the call. While the above 2 million number might becredible, we would take it with a grain of salt as DigiTimes has amixed track record.

Giving its “conservative estimate,”it also predicts that the iPad 2 will sell a whopping over 12million units in the second quarter, approaching the 15 million that the first-gen Appletablet sold for the first three quarters of its market presence. TheiPad still largely dominates the tablet market as rival companieslike Motorola haven't yet reported sales of their Motorola XOOMtablet, but could this change as more Honeycomb tablets hit shelves? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

source: DigiTimes

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12. IOS5 unregistered

400 million Pc solid In year so what the big deal Pcs it's so cheap this days you can buy a Pc brand new for 350$! Even though IOS5 if comes with widgets still faster and no lag and crash like Android phones.

7. snowgator

Posts: 3630; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

A few months ago, there was a Phone Arena posting about the iPad being able to maintain Tablet market sales of 85% if memory serves, as I am too lazy to go back and check. I was among those that looked at the landscape: the Xoom was already released and getting good reviews, iPad wasn't released and had no firm date, and HP, Samsung, and Blackberry were all waiting in the wings. I really thought while iPad would outsell everything by a comfortable margin, holding 85% of the market was way to tall of an order just due to increased sells of Tablets and number of choices. At this point, I am starting to believe they can and will. They will have a HUGE lead in sales when these other tablets come out, and if the Xoom's performence was as poor as what everyone who works in this field says they were, there may not be as much of a bump in overall interest in these devices as I thought there would be. Those that want tablets seem to only want Apple. It will boil down to Samsungs launch drumming up immediate interest, HP not waiting to long in the year to compete, and if anyone cares about RIM's offering at all. I think 85% of the market is very possible.

14. AppleFUD unregistered

Well, you had better hope then that the Nook Color isn't reclassified as a tablet because it's outselling the iPad in North America (it only sells in N.A. btw). Analysts have it at 50% of the North American market, thus making it the #1 selling "iPad like" tablet in North America, and with the upgrade coming it does everything an iPad does, actually more . . .it's a full on tablet. So, what was that about the iPad having a huge market lead for a long time to come and people only looking at the iPad?

21. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

The Nook Color is a nice little device for cheap! Root it and run CM7 on that mofo and you got yourself an ipad killer!

24. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I hope the nook is an iPad killer because you're beloved Zoom is clearly not lol.

29. AppleFUD unregistered

@taco50 My beloved Xoom? Where do you get that I love the Xoom? The only "tablet" I would consider at this point is the Asus Eee Pad Transformer. . . and I'm not sure about that because Win8 might be out soon to give a real PC experience on a tablet. Nice to assume that everyone that makes a comment must be an Android fan and love the Xoom. Sounds like you have some issues there. Just because someone points out how off the wall some of your pro-Apple comments are doesn't mean they are a fan of anything, just using the proper statistics that show you are being an idiot and a flaming apple fanboi.

2. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Moto isn’t reporting their sales because they have been extremely low. The real competition is going to heat up when Samsung releases their Galaxy Tabs. My opinion is that Apple is going to continue to be the leader in tablets for the foreseeable future. Android devices offer different options but let’s be real for a second... The average user can care less about hardware specs that are only slightly better on paper. Apple already has a devoted customer base because of their quality products, leading innovative ideas, and brilliant marketing strategies (agree to disagree). The only way any Android device is going to outperform the ipad is to offer a quality product at a lower price. In addition, Android will need to improve on its available app lineup, reduce background applications, and beef up its security holes.

4. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

the average user doesn't know shit about technology. They just buy whatever is trendy, which happens to be crapple at the moment. "Leading innovative ideas" please... Google wins in that department. Just watch, iOS 5 will finally get widgets and Apple will try to pass it off like they innovated it and will make a slew of commercials about the usefulness of widgets. Improve available app lineup, are you kidding me?!? GAPPS is the most useful set of available apps out there! Your name is Dave Cann but is should be Cave Dan because it seems like you've been living in a cave lololololol

6. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

lol... Cave Dan.... actually funny! Anyway, Do you remember the original ipods? Not inovative? They destroyed all MP3 players! Do you remember single touch phones? The iphone intuitive multi-touch devices because the device of envy from all manufactures. Do you remember the first ipad? THERE WAS NO COMPETITION! So yes, I believe Apple is inovative. also belive Google has some really inovative products and ideas! they are just not brought to their potential as of yet!

22. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

yes apple was innovative back then. But then was then and this is now. Now things have changed. Android leads the way and crapple follows. I guess it has just been a while since you have come out of your cave and seen the new light of day. No hard feelings I like you Cave Dan....I mean Dave Cann :)

27. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

=) No hard feelings at all. I really did think it was funny. Granted that the ipad2 is a simple improvment of its original but it still packs a desent product. Yes, there are a boat load of apple followers who only like the product because its trendy. I speak of its functionality, build quality, ideas it presents, and its trendiness...=P You make valid points and I respect your opinion. Well,

8. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Have you checked out the PA article about the terrible sales of the Zoom and the Atrix? Must suck to see your products get crushed by every new Apple launch. I understand why you're so bitter.

11. AppleFUD unregistered

@taco50 And what is the #1 mobile OS in the World right now? And what is the #1 mobile OS in the US right now? Should I continue? Or are you going to stop making such stupid comments?

16. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

@AppleFUD, You are correct in saying that Andriod is the #1 OS right now. but I think taco50 was only refering to Xooms failure. Also, I think it I had a bagillion devices flooding the market I can be the #1 OS out there too. Dont mistake quality with quantity, Actually I take that staement back because I thing Andriod is a great OS that needs tweeking. Just saying!

9. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Ummmmm, didn't the iphone come out first before android? Didn't the ipad come out a year before the xoom? You lost me. Because it really seems like google is just waiting for Apple's next step and then release their own, just adding more megapixels to it, lol.

13. AppleFUD unregistered

@530gemini Didn't Archos put out a "tablet/pad" years before Apple's iCopycat? So, by your logic Apple is waiting to see what Archos will do next for their next product?

18. AppleFUD unregistered

Even though my rebuttals have no factual basis, and most of my references came from other reputable individuals ideas, like the guy next door, the gas station attendant down the road, and some homeless guy i gave a dollar to, you should really rethink your comments. Android is the future, and Apple is just another copycat in the business. My daddy told me so.

26. android_hitman unregistered

i agree with trolly :) he's right! people are indeed buying what's "cool" and "trendy" and the fun part of a tablet is that you can browse.. sadly ipad doesn't stream flash content and 40% or more is out of reach for ipad users .. but .. hey .. 2.4 mil ipads sold in 1 month .. 2.4 mil trendy people who bought them.. they just want to be cool.. it's Lame not to be cool these days ..

1. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

2.4 million people cant be wrong! The ipad is an awsome device despite what many haters are saying.

3. AppleFUD unregistered

You clearly know nothing abut sociology lol Second, 2.4M is nothing. . .20M is nothing. Let me know when they start selling like PCs = 400 million/year OR like cell phones = over 1 billion/year In other words, all we are seeing with the iPad right now is Apple's core users buying and upgrading. . . it hasn't made much inroads to the average consumers.

5. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Ok, so I don’t have a master’s degree in sociology. But I do have a degree in Business and one in Information Systems. You’re naive to think that any tablet will outsell PC’s at this current time. They have a long way to go! 2mil is an astonishing amount of digital product to be sold in a 1 month period. I never once stated that the ipad 2 was a ground breaking product. In fact I believe that it’s only a slight upfrade (improvement) from the original.

10. AppleFUD unregistered

Why are you calling me naive? You're the one saying that 2.4 million can't be wrong. I'm just pointing out that sales wise. . . they have a long way to go. OH, and imagine that, you agree with me. But somehow I'm naive? Did I say it would outsell anything? Seems like you want to substantiate your statement by putting words into others mouths. Also. . . I didn't slam or say anything bad about the iPad 2. You seem a little defensive. Finally, research shows that half the people purchasing the iPad 2 at launch were upgrades and the other half were Asians shipping them to Asia. Therefore, my argument stands. The iPad 2 isn't making big inroads to new customers.

15. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

I called you naive because you your statement suggest that just because tablets aren’t selling 400million units like PC or phone that 2mill units isn’t an impressive figure. You are comparing apples and oranges. I may have got defensive a bit but it was a result of ignorant comment in regards to me knowing nothing about sociology. In addition, I don’t recall accusing you of slamming the ipad. Yes, I was agreeing with your original comment that the ipad 2 is simply an upgrade from its predecessor. But the facts-are-facts, the ipad is a success while competitors, such as the Xoom is a fail.

17. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Oh and one more thing.... If the ipad 2 is an upgrade from the original ipad what does that make Andriod tablets? Slightly better dvice then a product thats already a year old!

19. AppleFUD unregistered

"If the ipad 2 is an upgrade from the original ipad what does that make Andriod tablets? Slightly better dvice then a product thats already a year old!" If you want to say that then you would have to say that the iPad is a slightly better device than an Archos tablet out *several years* earlier. Then an Android tablet is just the evolution of the Archos tablet while the iPad is a copycat. btw. . . I didn't say the iPad wan't a success. I'm saying this 2m sales figure isn't a big deal especially in relation to other sales figures for computer type devices. In other words, let's not make the iPad out to be more than it is.

25. android_hitman unregistered

yes your right 2.4 million of stupid people ..

28. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Yeah... well you can go to your local wholeseller like Sam's Club or Costco's and get your Andriod device on clearence. All the while the rest of the idiots will continue to wait on the back order list with Apple.

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