Apple to Sell 100 Millionth iPad This Year

Next week's rollout of new version will help
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2012 1:49 PM CST
A file photo of the iPad 2.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

(Newser) – Apple has sold about 55 million iPads to date, and Wednesday's rollout of the iPad 3 has analysts predicting a milestone by the end of the year: 100 million sold, reports USA Today. "There's real pent-up demand," says one industry analyst. Another thinks tablets will actually outsell computers in the next few years, with Apple's version leading the way.

As for the new model, 9to5mac says prices aren't expected to rise from the iPad 2 version, meaning the range will be $499 to $829 depending on specs. Other expected features include faster Internet reception, possibly on 4G; a better processor and camera; and Siri, the voice-activated "assistant" that debuted on the iPhone 4S. (Read more Apple stories.)

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