Apple expected to sell 700K+ iPads overseas, beating the Mac

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Early reports suggest that Apple has sold most of its first run of international iPad shipments, which has lead one analyst to predict that the iPad will outsell the Mac internationally this quarter.



Mike Abramsky with RBC Capital Markets said Friday that he believes between 600,000 and 700,000 iPads will be sold overseas in June, though the number could go even higher. If that forecast is accurate, it would well exceed the 500,000 Macs expected to be sold in June.



"Industry contact feedback and previously published surveys point to strong international demand, supported by media reports of long lineups at Apple stores, and strong demand for iPads," Abramsky wrote. "iPads appear to be stocked out already at some stores and resellers, particularly in countries like Japan, Australia, and U.K. Online availability has been further delayed, to a vague 'June,' from June 7 (prior to which was May 28)."



He noted that the nine countries where the iPad launched on Friday are Apple's strongest international markets, accounting for about 50 percent of the Cupertino, Calif., company's overseas revenue. And yet, still 78 of the 88 countries where the iPhone is available have yet to receive the iPad.



If Abramsky's predictions prove true, it would be a continuation of the trend started in the U.S., where the iPad has had blockbusters sales since it was first introduced in early April. Last week, Abramsky said he believes Apple is selling more than 200,000 iPads per week in the U.S., nearly doubling the estimate 110,000 Macs sold stateside every 7 days.







In all, the analyst sees Apple selling 8.1 million iPads in calendar year 2010, as supply issues are eventually addressed and Apple begins to meet demand.



"Over the coming months, we believe Apple will further ramp production to overcome initial supply shortages," he said.
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  • Reply 1 of 109
    postulantpostulant Posts: 1,270member
    It's just a large iPod Touch that doesn't play flash... these numbers can't be true.





    I forgot to complain about multitasking.
  • Reply 2 of 109
    narcomanarcoma Posts: 37member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Early reports suggest that Apple has sold most of its first run of international iPad shipments, which has lead one analyst to predict that the iPad will outsell the Mac internationally this quarter.



    Mike Abramsky with RBC Capital Markets said Friday that he believes between 600,000 and 700,000 iPads will be sold overseas in June, though the number could go even higher. If that forecast is accurate, it would well exceed the 500,000 Macs expected to be sold in June.



    "Industry contact feedback and previously published surveys point to strong international demand, supported by media reports of long lineups at Apple stores, and strong demand for iPads," Abramsky wrote. "iPads appear to be stocked out already at some stores and resellers, particularly in countries like Japan, Australia, and U.K. Online availability has been further delayed, to a vague 'June,' from June 7 (prior to which was May 28)."



    He noted that the nine countries where the iPad launched on Friday are Apple's strongest international markets, accounting for about 50 percent of the Cupertino, Calif., company's overseas revenue. And yet, still 78 of the 88 countries where the iPhone is available have yet to receive the iPad.



    If Abramsky's predictions prove true, it would be a continuation of the trend started in the U.S., where the iPad has had blockbusters sales since it was first introduced in early April. Last week, Abramsky said he believes Apple is selling more than 200,000 iPads per week in the U.S., nearly doubling the estimate 110,000 Macs sold stateside every 7 days.







    In all, the analyst sees Apple selling 8.1 million iPads in calendar year 2010, as supply issues are eventually addressed and Apple begins to meet demand.



    "Over the coming months, we believe Apple will further ramp production to overcome initial supply shortages," he said.



  • Reply 3 of 109
    macnycmacnyc Posts: 342member
    This is obviously a fake announcement by Apple which doesn't want to admit that the iPad is a miserable failure just like all those people here were saying it would be a couple of months ago!



  • Reply 4 of 109
    anonymouseanonymouse Posts: 6,579member
    Well, it would be a bit of a surprise if it didn't outsell the Mac.
  • Reply 5 of 109
    dzigndzign Posts: 27member
    Just got a 64 gb wi-fi in Canada ! Synchronising....
  • Reply 6 of 109
    dr millmossdr millmoss Posts: 5,403member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by anonymouse View Post


    Well, it would be a bit of a surprise if it didn't outsell the Mac.



    But who was predicting that, even a few weeks ago?
  • Reply 7 of 109
    tofinotofino Posts: 697member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dzign View Post


    Just got a 64 gb wi-fi in Canada ! Synchronising....



    w00t! me too! all the way at the end of the trans canada highway!

    ...and no time to play with it...
  • Reply 8 of 109
    tofinotofino Posts: 697member
    unfortunately i find these speculations rather meaningless. unless the numbers come from apple, these analysts' guesses are just as good as ours.
  • Reply 9 of 109
    mac_dogmac_dog Posts: 682member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Postulant View Post


    I forgot to complain about multitasking.



    ?and copy / paste.
  • Reply 10 of 109
    anonymouseanonymouse Posts: 6,579member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dr Millmoss View Post


    But who was predicting that, even a few weeks ago?



    Specifically that, not sure, but the numbers that lots of people were tossing around, going back much more than a few weeks, were greater than Mac sales.
  • Reply 11 of 109
    damn_its_hotdamn_its_hot Posts: 1,185member
    I think everyone would be very surprised (and predicting doom and gloom) if it wasn't hot. Especially with all the reports from Japan about the excitement there (pretty good indicator of high interest in the device).



  • Reply 12 of 109
    onhkaonhka Posts: 1,025member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mac_dog View Post


    ?and copy / paste.



    It has copy/paste
  • Reply 13 of 109
    dr millmossdr millmoss Posts: 5,403member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by anonymouse View Post


    Specifically that, not sure, but the numbers that lots of people were tossing around, going back much more than a few weeks, were greater than Mac sales.



    Outside the U.S. you mean? Perhaps I am recalling the scorn heaped on estimates of around five million iPads sold in the 2010 calendar year.
  • Reply 14 of 109
    gqbgqb Posts: 1,934member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Onhka View Post


    It has copy/paste



    I think that was meant as tongue in cheek.

  • Reply 15 of 109
    robin huberrobin huber Posts: 3,264member
    Pity the poor Foxconn workers who are going to be driven even harder to make up for low inventory. Too bad China doesn't have unions. Real ones I mean.
  • Reply 16 of 109
    jragostajragosta Posts: 10,473member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Postulant View Post


    I forgot to complain about multitasking.



    It also doesn't have a serial port, SCSI port, and built in flux capacitor.
  • Reply 17 of 109
    mark2005mark2005 Posts: 1,158member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by macnyc View Post


    This is obviously a fake announcement by Apple which doesn't want to admit that the iPad is a miserable failure just like all those people here were saying it would be a couple of months ago!







    And Apple clearly paid all those people to stand on lines around the world. Come on, journalists, let's do some investigative reporting and expose this for what it is: the greatest hoax ever.



    The iPad is just a large iPod touch. It does less than a netbook, and worse, it costs more. It can't even do the whole Internet. It doesn't have a camera. You can't access it's file system. It can't even print. You have to pay extra to get a keyboard so you can type. You need a computer to connect it to. And it's too big to put in your pocket and too heavy to hold for a long time.



    Come on, people!
  • Reply 18 of 109
    extremeskaterextremeskater Posts: 2,248member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Postulant View Post


    It's just a large iPod Touch that doesn't play flash... these numbers can't be true.





    I forgot to complain about multitasking.



    While I like my iPad and have been using one since the day it was released no matter what the numbers are, it is still just a big iPod Touch that doesn't play Flash.



    Also while it comes in handy at times I use my MBP 98% of the time. The iPad just doesn't really cut it for anything except web surfing and ereading.
  • Reply 19 of 109
    mobilitymobility Posts: 135member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by extremeskater View Post


    While I like my iPad and have been using one since the day it was released no matter what the numbers are, it is still just a big iPod Touch that doesn't play Flash.



    Also while it comes in handy at times I use my MBP 98% of the time. The iPad just doesn't really cut it for anything except web surfing and ereading.



    What are your uses for the MBP? The logical conclusion to draw from your statements is that these uses make up 98% of your requirements. In other words, websurfing (non-flash sites) and ereading make up 2% of your overall interaction with a device with screens bigger than a phone.



    Not saying that's impossible, but I'm curious to know
  • Reply 20 of 109
    nasseraenasserae Posts: 3,157member
    Six millions in 2010.. if not more.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by extremeskater View Post


    While I like my iPad and have been using one since the day it was released no matter what the numbers are, it is still just a big iPod Touch that doesn't play Flash.



    Also while it comes in handy at times I use my MBP 98% of the time. The iPad just doesn't really cut it for anything except web surfing and ereading.



    Did you buy two and tapped them together to get multitasking?!
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