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
Apple to Sell 100 Millionth iPad This Year
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.

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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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