Apple’s total 2010 iPad sales are expected to be around 10 million, outpacing sales of the original iPhone. The iPad debuted in April.
Apple has also bumped up its shipment goals for the iPhone from 19 million units to 20- 21 million units during the first quarter of 2011. Of those 20 to 21 million iPhones, about 5 to 6 million will be CDMA iPhones, says Digitimes. Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster estimates a total of 82.5 million Apple iPhones are now in use.
DigiTimes reported that the company may ship 65 million of the tablet devices in 2011 — that from estimates by companies that manufacture parts for the iPad. That far outstrips current market estimates of about 45 million.
The Taiwanese Web site also says that the iPad 2 will have three new versions, with dual cameras and a faster processor. It is expected to be available in March or April and is rumored to connect to UMTS, CDMA and WiFi. Sprint and Verzion use CDMA. Mashable has a Comprehensive Guide to iPad 2 Rumors.
Apple will have sold 8.5 million iPads in the US by the end of this year, according to eMarketer estimates.
By 2012, eMarketer forecasts nearly 41 million Americans will have a tablet device, or 12.8% of the total. More than 1 in 5 Americans will own a tablet by 2014, says a new survey by Harris Interactive, and 37 percent of them will own them for business use, according to the survey. About half of all tablet owners plan to use the devices for social networking.
Amazon.com announced this week that the third-generation Kindle is now the bestselling product in Amazon’s history, eclipsing Harry Potter. Amazon is likely to sell more than 8 million Kindles this year, according to two people who are aware of the company’s sales projections. Barnes & Noble’s Nook, with a color e-reader, will also compete against the Kindle and LCD tablets like the iPad and Android tablets.
Google’s Android Market now has more than 200,000 apps, according to the third-party app tracking service AndroLib. At the last official count, Apple’s App Store had more than 300,000 apps. If the Android Market continues to grow at this pace, it would overtake Apple by the spring.