No Competition? Apple iPad Sales Poised to Blow Away Samsung, Amazon
By Craig Galbraith
October 29, 2012 - News
Comments

Business users and the general consumer alike might gobble up an incredible number of iPads in 2013 – so many that chief competitors Samsung and Amazon will be just specs in Apple's rearview mirror.

Coming off a week that saw Apple introduce both a fourth-generation iPad and a smaller, 7.9-inch version of its iconic tablet, look for the Silicon Valley giant to sell a staggering 101.6 million tablets next year, said Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley, in his monthly look into the technology sector.

That's right, more than 100 million iPads, which compares to 8.4 million in sales for Samsung and 10.7 million for Amazon Walkley predicts. And that's just 2013. Look for the fourth quarter of 2012 to be a banner one, he says.

"With the impressive refresh of the 4th generation Retina iPad and launch of the iPad mini earlier this week, we anticipate very strong holiday quarter iPad sales, Walkley noted in his report.

The 16GB, Wi-Fi-only version of the iPad mini sells for $329; it'll set you back for $459 if you want to use it on carrier networks, and more for additional storage capacity. The Wi-Fi-only price is still significantly higher than comparable products from rivals Amazon (Kindle Fire HD, $199) and Google (Nexus 7, $249), but not enough to deter a world that often seems gaga over Apple products.

"In fact, with Apple’s decisions to price the iPad Mini at a $170 discount to similar fourth-generation iPad SKUs and competitively priced versus lower priced competing products from Google and other Android OEMs, we anticipate strong sales of the iPad Mini, especially as gifts during the holiday quarter. Further, we believe the iPad mini significantly expands Apple’s tablet addressable market internationally and should lead to strong sales throughout F2013 as international distribution increases."

Comments
comments powered by Disqus
Related News
News
While the Galaxy S4 is at the top of the heap in the U.S., Apple is still pulling in more profit
Craig Galbraith
News
When you add up pre-orders and first-weekend sales, Apple is estimated to have sold a staggering 10
Claire Cleveland
News
At least for now, the new Apple devices appear well on their way to obliterating the competition as
Kelly Teal
News
The lasting success of the iPhone 5s and the growing popularity of early-upgrade programs at the
Craig Galbraith
News
Although BlackBerry's quarterly revenue fell below $1 billion for the first time in seven
Kimberly Koerth