Apple iPad Sales Outselling Macs

A new analyst report has shown that Apple is selling more iPads than Mac laptops in the USA.

According to RBC Capital Markets, Apple is selling more than 200,000 iPads per week. This is almost as many as the number of 3GS iPhones which the company has sold and a great deal more than their sales of laptops each week.

Mike Abramsky an analyst from RBC, stated: "Checks indicate that US iPad sales remain strong post-launch, driven by rising consumer visibility to iPad's user experience, sustained PR and word-of-mouth marketing, the 3G iPad launch, and broadening iPad apps/content."

He continued: "We believe Apple is now selling at least 200,000 iPads per week, greater than the number of Macs sold weekly in the US (which we estimate at 110k per week) and just below US iPhone 3GS sales in the first quarter (which sold at a rate of around 246,000 per week)."

The iPad will not go on sale in the UK until May 28th this year, however Apple have already told customers who have pre-ordered the devices that they will have to wait until the 7th June for the iPad to be shipped over to Britain.

This news came after an initial delay of the devices release, following an "overwhelming" demand in the United States leading to a shortage of stock.

Following this report, RBC Capital Markets has raised its prediction for the number of iPads to be sold worldwide within 2010 from their original estimate of 5,000,000 to 8,000,000.

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