Analyst: Apple could sell 600,000 iPad 2s during debut weekend

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in iPad edited January 2014
Analysts predict Apple could sell as many as 600,000 units of the iPad 2 during its debut weekend, a figure nearly twice the amount of the original iPad launch.



Analyst Brian Marshall of Gleacher & Co. sees Apple selling more than a half-million in unit sales on its way to outselling the original iPad, according to Bloomberg. By way of comparison, Apple sold 300,000 units of the first-generation iPad in its first 24 hours of availability last April.



Tim Bajarin, an analyst at Creative Strategies, also believes sales of the iPad 2 could top 500,000 this weekend. ?Apple has such a huge lead,? said Bajarin. ?Competitors are going to be chasing Apple for many years.?



According to the report, analysts from Romand & Renshaw and Piper Jaffray & Co. also expect the iPad 2 to outsell its predecessor. Gene Munster with Piper Jaffray predicts Apple will sell 5.5 million units of the iPad 2 in its launch quarter, handily beating the 3.27 million iPads the company sold during the original iPad's debut quarter last year.



Online orders for Apple's faster, thinner and lighter iPad 2 begin at 1:00 a.m. PT, 4:00 a.m. ET on Friday. Brick-and-mortar sales of the tablet start at 5:00 p.m at all 236 U.S. Apple retail stores and at more than 10,000 retail stores from retail partners Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Verizon and AT&T.



Early reviews of the iPad 2 have praised Apple for improvements made to the device that make it thinner and lighter, while preserving battery life and maintaining aggressive pricing.
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  • apple ][apple ][ Posts: 7,530member
    For a change, I actually agree with the analysts.



    Analysts should stick to predicting sales figures and such, and not speculate on new features.
  • superjunaidsuperjunaid Posts: 89member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Apple ][ View Post


    For a change, I actually agree with the analysts.



    Analysts should stick to predicting sales figures and such, and not speculate on new features.



    Haha I totally agree with you!
  • chaseismchaseism Posts: 13member
    I'm okay with them selling that many as long as they have one for me to buy when I get the Apple Store...
  • macarenamacarena Posts: 299member
    ... but I am quite confident they will not have enough for everyone who wants one!!
  • nasseraenasserae Posts: 3,118member
    iPad available for purchase now.. 3-5 business days



    Going to try my luck with Best Buy or Walmart. Hopefully everyone in my college town is leaving Friday for the spring break and not many will line up.
  • philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,285member
    With the sheer number of iPad 1's being on sale 2nd hand I think they will sell even more than 500-600.000. New customers AND up graders.



    Cheers,

    PhilBoogie
  • thepixeldocthepixeldoc Posts: 2,257member
    1 million if the stock is there. Will break all records.
  • myopicpaideiamyopicpaideia Posts: 38member
    Why can't I order yet???
  • veblenveblen Posts: 201member
    Just ordered mine.



    64 gig WiFi Only - Black

    Tan Leather Smart Cover

    Apple Digital AV Adapter
  • emoore0616emoore0616 Posts: 1member
    does yours say 'Delivers: Mar 18 - Mar 25'?...i thought they were going to ship them tomorrow
  • wheeleswheeles Posts: 36member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Apple ][ View Post


    For a change, I actually agree with the analysts.



    Analysts should stick to predicting sales figures and such, and not speculate on new features.



    So you'd prefer they speculate on sales, which is even bigger guesswork than possible features?



    Personally, I wish they would all just shut the **** up about everything as they serve no useful purpose other than to manipulate stock prices.
  • wurm5150wurm5150 Posts: 763member
    Zzzzz... 1 AM PST woke up, opened Apple Store App from iPhone, click click click bought done, posted this comment. You all have a great day ahead. Zzzzz...
  • veblenveblen Posts: 201member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by emoore0616 View Post


    does yours say 'Delivers: Mar 18 - Mar 25'?...i thought they were going to ship them tomorrow



    My order status just says "not shipped "



    My receipt says

    Ships: 3-5 business days Delivers: within 5 business days after shipping by Standard Shipping



    My email confirmation says

    Delivers Mar 16 - Mar 21 by Standard Shipping
  • crunchcrunch Posts: 180member
    <<...competitors will be chasing Apple for years...>>



    Chasing? Haha...Apple will not be chased. It will methodically take over more and more of the PC, tablet, smartphone, wireless routers, battery chargers, etc., market at its own pace. Nothing more, nothing less. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.
  • myopicpaideiamyopicpaideia Posts: 38member
    Okay, so finally got to order online - but ships in 3-5 days and delivers up to 5 days after shipping date? Definitely not waiting that long. My bro will be out in force this evening in SF to try and get me the stuff I need and FedEx it (or DHL) to me here in Sweden. Hopefully I'll have it Tuesday morning before anyone in the US who ordered online



    Ha ha ha...here's to hoping!
  • bageljoeybageljoey Posts: 1,719member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by macarena View Post


    ... but I am quite confident they will not have enough for everyone who wants one!!



    I wonder about this too. With 18 different models, I cannot imagine they will not run out of some of them in the first rush.

    Still, I expect that by Monday they will have sold many more than 600,000!



    Do people think this analyst was talking only about in store sales? If they include online orders I would guess much higher
  • dick applebaumdick applebaum Posts: 11,160member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by veblen View Post


    My order status just says "not shipped "



    My receipt says

    Ships: 3-5 business days Delivers: within 5 business days after shipping by Standard Shipping



    My email confirmation says

    Delivers Mar 16 - Mar 21 by Standard Shipping



    Yeah!



    This was not Apple's finest hour.



    1) Had to place separate orders -- could only have 1 model & color of iPad per order -- I wanted a White 64 GB WiFi and a Black 64 GB WiFi * 3G ATT.



    2) 3-5 day shipping was a surprise -- normally 24 hours



    3) could not expedite shipping



    4) confusing order process to add additional items to order



    5) multiple active shopping carts at one time?





    Anyway, finally got them ordered online -- going to go out trolling the local resellers tonight to see if we can pick them up locally -- then cancel online orders.



    Hell, I bought a iPad 1 refurb online -- and got it in 4 days



    \t

    Quote:

    RFB IPAD WI-FI 64GB-USA $529.00



    Ships within 24 hours

    Delivers Mar 9 - Mar 14 by Standard Shipping

    Part Number: FB294LL/A





    I don't like this new post-order process.



    C'mon Apple, we expect better from you!



    .
  • dishdish Posts: 64member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MyopicPaideia View Post


    Okay, so finally got to order online - but ships in 3-5 days and delivers up to 5 days after shipping date? Definitely not waiting that long. My bro will be out in force this evening in SF to try and get me the stuff I need and FedEx it (or DHL) to me here in Sweden. Hopefully I'll have it Tuesday morning before anyone in the US who ordered online



    Ha ha ha...here's to hoping!



    he is going to pay over $100 in shipping....and then there is duties & taxes.
  • aaronjaaronj Posts: 1,543member
    Son of a ....



    I set my alarm on my iPhone, and everything. Then somehow I slept through it. I must have fallen asleep at like 3am, just one hour shy of being able to order. I didn't wake up until 6:30am. I don't know if that makes a difference, as far as the shipping time goes, but mine says 5-7 days.
  • slurpyslurpy Posts: 4,390member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MyopicPaideia View Post


    Okay, so finally got to order online - but ships in 3-5 days and delivers up to 5 days after shipping date? Definitely not waiting that long. My bro will be out in force this evening in SF to try and get me the stuff I need and FedEx it (or DHL) to me here in Sweden. Hopefully I'll have it Tuesday morning before anyone in the US who ordered online



    Ha ha ha...here's to hoping!



    Why throw all that $$ down the toilet for shipping, duties, etc? Just wait and buy it from Sweden, or at least from some country on your side of the pond.
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