Welcome to The CITE -- a blog on Course materials, Innovation, and Technology in Education, created by Mark Nelson and now part of the Publications Department of the National Association of College Stores. CITE is a pun with multiple meanings - referring to cite as in citation, something people reference; site as in location, website, or place people go to; and sight as in foresight or looking ahead to what is coming. Comments, discussion, feedback and ideas are welcome.

Monday, April 12, 2010

iSuppli predicts Apple will sell over seven million iPads this year

Market Research firm, iSuppli, is predicting that Apple will sell 7.1 million iPads this year. It also predicts that sales will more than double next year to 14.4 million units and by 2012 sales could reach 20.1 million units. In an article from Information Week, the company said that sales could go even higher if enhancements such as Flash support are added to the device.

In the coming months, Apple will face competition as more tablet devices hit the market but for now it has the advantage of being first to market. Rhonda Alexander, iSuppli analyst, commented that the "key to continuing success will be how quickly Apple responds to issues as they arise and whether the company can align suppliers to meet demand needs."

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