∞ Report: iPad outselling the Mac

According to one industry analyst, Apple’s recently released iPad has surpassed the Mac in terms of sales per week. RBC Capital Markets analyst Mike Abramsky says Apple is selling more than 200,000 iPads per week, according to Digital Daily. He also said that those numbers have the iPad very close to weekly sales of the iPhone 3GS, as well.

Abramsky estimates Mac sales to be about 110,000 per week.

What’s interesting to note is that Piper Jaffray Senior Research analyst Gene Munster said on Monday that he sees no signs of the iPad cannibalizing Mac sales. That could still be the case, assuming that iPad sales are coming as a result of pent-up demand from consumers that were going to buy something else.



  • JohnO

    It may outsell the Mac, but I don't think it will be eating away too much at the Mac market. I'd love to see some validation, but I'd expect many purchasers like the "it just works" factor of the iPhone, and are now taking the step into a bigger, better Internet appliance.

    Anecdotally, a larger percentage of new iPad users of my acquaintance are Windows PC users rather than Macintosh users, as one might expect.

  • AdamC

    The way I look at it it will translate into more sales for the Macs as more PC users discover how intuitive the iPads are. It's the user experience that makes the difference.

  • Stephen McConnell

    So, I have my Mac Pro Tower, My Mac Pro Laptop, my iPhone and have ordered my iPad (the stores didn't have it, so I have to order if from Mac and wait two weeks….). I don't think that the iPad will cut into the Mac computer market. It will just complement it.

  • Guest

    I also have a MacPro, Macbook Pro, iPhone and an iPad. My phone and iPad fit in my bag and go with me everywhere. My iPad did nudge my Kindle2 out of my bag but I rarely carried my notebook around outside the house but I did take it on trips and still will. My notebook holds a heck of a lot of movies on it. If the Pad had more HD space it could compete but with only 60GB of actual space for me to use it's not enough for what I like to take on on long trips.

  • Steve McConnell

    I also have a MacPro, Macbook Pro, iPhone and an iPad. My phone and iPad fit in my bag and go with me everywhere. My iPad did nudge my Kindle2 out of my bag but I rarely carried my notebook around outside the house but I did take it on trips and still will. My notebook holds a heck of a lot of movies on it. If the Pad had more HD space it could compete but with only 60GB of actual space for me to use it's not enough for what I like to take on on long trips.