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  • iPad 3G Sales Show Lots of Tablets To Jailbreak!

    Now that the Spirit JB is live, it looks like there's no shortage of iPads out there to jailbreak. Of course, we all knew there was big anticipation ahead of this weekend's iPad 3G launch, but now there are numbers (estimates, at least) to shed some light on how well Apple managed to successfully monetize the second major iPad release in a month.

    Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster says that the iPad 3G likely sold somewhere in the neighborhood of 300,000 units since Friday's nationwide launch. Munster gave the estimate to investors in a note that was based on research and inquiries with some fifty Apple stores. 49 of the 50 stores looked into have already sold out of the iPad 3G. The initial sales success of the 3G closely resembles the thunderous success of the basic WiFi model's arrival on April 3rd.

    "Near-term, this may put downward pressure on launch day/weekend statistics, but long-term we see it as a positive, as consumers are definitely interested in the iPad as a new category," says Munster. "In the first several quarters, we believe Apple will sell about 60% Wi-Fi only iPads and 40% 3G models."

    It should be noted, however, that Munster's sales estimates during the first weekend of the iPad's release proved to be way off the mark. Munster said the first weekend of the WiFi model's release that between 600k and 700k iPads were sold. That number was eventually revised to about 300k sales for the first wave, with about 500k sold by the end of the first full week of the iPad's availability.

    Before the iPad 3G was introduced, industry analysts had estimated that iPad sales have already topped one million units. As it now stands, Munster estimates that iPad sales for 2010 will ultimately clock in at about 4.3 million units.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPad 3G Sales Show Lots of Tablets To Jailbreak! started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. DisneyRicky's Avatar
      DisneyRicky -
      4.3 million! OMG, that's a lot!
    1. xYurjevich's Avatar
      xYurjevich -
      Ummm, cool?
    1. GellBrake'rrrr's Avatar
      GellBrake'rrrr -
      And now that there's proof that it can be jailbroken... Those numbers will increase dramatically due to those waiting for the JB to purchase one.
    1. sLevin1fo's Avatar
      sLevin1fo -
      Will there be an unlock soon or is that already being done as well?
    1. H3x.'s Avatar
      H3x. -
      No unlock until 4.0 I believe
    1. sLevin1fo's Avatar
      sLevin1fo -
      Quote Originally Posted by H3x. View Post
      No unlock until 4.0 I believe
      Good to know.
    1. chadgraves7814's Avatar
      chadgraves7814 -
      If memory serves me correct i read somewhere that there will not be any need for an unlock cause the Ipad is not lock to any certain carrier. Its already unlocked. I believe someone from the Dev Team has had SMS working on it with a T-Mobile sim.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      iPad is unlocked. Will work with most micro sims on a GSM network.

      I can't wait to get an iPad next year
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      thats alot of iPads
    1. iPhoneApps's Avatar
      iPhoneApps -
      iPad 3G looks sweet. But a vid cam built in would be sweeter. iPad to iPhone video chats. Sweet.

      At 1024x768 I wonder what Jaduu looks like.
    1. laz305's Avatar
      laz305 -
      that's 4.3 Million rich baterds lol lucky sob's. Us poor people have to wait till iPad 2 comes out till we can afford one lol