According to Apple’s Asian suppliers, production of the iPad 2 could reach three million units by next March before jumping to ten or twelve million quarterly units from April. Previous reports suggested that the factories would only be able to deliver about two million units while stopping production of the first model and starting up the iPad 2 assembly lines, but the new estimates are more optimistic.
From the second quarter of the year, and with the factories at full capacity, production would rise to around ten or twelve million iPads 2, a really impressive figure that shows the security of Apple for its product if we compare it with the 15 million iPads sold between April and December 2010 generating a revenue of $ 9500 million .
By the end of 2011, and with the competition still banging their heads against the wall trying to come up with a way to match Apple’s aggressive pricing strategy for the iPad, the apple company could have put up to 40 million units in its distribution line. Meanwhile, analysts on Wall Street are handling a more conservative but no less impressive figure, placing total production for this year at 30 million units. Will Apple continue to dominate the tablet market for the second consecutive year? Will 2011 be the year of the iPad 2? They certainly have it very clear.