Apr 25 2010

Apple May Sell 9 Million iPads in 2010

Yes, you read that right: 9 million. The iPad has not been available that long, but it has already seen some fantastic sales—all that hype made people crazy for it.

Chitika Labs, an advertising network, has said that Apple has sold over 1 million iPads. Though this is just an estimate, the methodology seems logical. Here’s how Chitika says it has calculated that figure:

– We count how many new, unique iPads we see coming through the Chitika advertising network
– We multiply that by how much of the Internet we see at any given time to figure out how many iPads in total are out there
– We look at where iPad traffic is coming from by state

This seems like a reasonable estimate—after all, Apple sold 500,000 iPads during the first week, so this would mean sales of roughly 250,000 iPads per week in the second and third weeks.

Assuming a rate of 1 million iPads a month, Apple could sell as many as 9 million (or even 10 million due to holiday sales) in 2010.

Via ZDNet, image via ZDNet.

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  1. may@musicboxes said:

    Wow..Huge sales figures in there, taking into consideration the lifetime limit they set per customer.

    April 26th, 2010 at 3:55 am
  2. Komodo Dragon said:

    In apple sells 10 million or even 9 million units in 2010 I will be shocked… I will probably give alot more credit to Apple if its able to do that. I personally didn’t think the iPad would be that popular, but I guess Apple really knows how to market.

    May 1st, 2010 at 6:01 am

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