iPad Forecast Upped
Apple will sell nearly 13 million iPad devices this year, nearly twice what was thought just three months ago. That's according to an updated forecast issued Tuesday by research firm iSuppli Corp.
The firm had predicted 7.1 million iPads this year in an April forecast, around the time of the iPad's release. iSuppli now says Apple will move 12.9 million of the devices this year.
“The iPad is shaping up to be the ‘Tickle Me Elmo’ of the 2010 holiday season, with product demand expected to vastly exceed available supply,” Rhoda Alexander, director of monitor research for iSuppli, said as part of the announcement.