Apple Targets 40 Million iPad Shipments in 2011
Apple is targeting to receive 40 Million iPad shipments from Taiwanese suppliers in 2011. The shipping is estimated at 6-6.5 million units in the first quarter including 3 Million iPad 2’s and expanding to around 10-12 million units in the 2nd quarter.
Apple began to phase out their first generation iPad after producing around 1.7-2 million units in January to allow the production of the second generation iPad. Around 2-3 million units of iPad 2 are expected to ship in March.
The shipment ratio is 4:6 for the first and second halves, shipments of iPad 2 are likely to reach 21.5-24 million units in the second half of the year.
We hope that Apple manages to keep up with the demand for the product especially now since both the black and white versions are available.