Apple expected to break iPad sales records with 20 million sold in Q2
Apple is projected to report record breaking sales of 20 million iPads during the June quarter.
According to Needham & Company analyst Charlie Wolf, it’s only a matter of time before iPad shipments exceed iPhone sales.
“The iPad is invading the business market at a much faster pace than the iPhone,” he explained in an industry note obtained by AppleInsider.
“In addition, the iPad will launch in China on July 20th. This should provide a significant boost in sales now that Apple is providing Chinese languages and services on its iOS platform.”
If Wolf’s prediction is accurate, the expected sales stats would more than double the 9.25 million iPads Apple sold in the same quarter a year ago. It would also set a new record for iPad sales for any quarter, easily beating the 15 million iPads Apple shipped during the holiday shopping season of 2011.
In sharp contrast, PC shipment growth was “flat” during the second quarter of 2012 – totaling approximately 87.5 million units and marking a decline of 0.1 percent from the second quarter of 2011.
The PC is dying at the hands of the iPad.