iPad 2: one million sold in first weekend, says analyst

No official figures from Apple yet

Numbers would account for growing shortages.

The iPad 2 sold one million units in its first weekend on sale across the pond. That’s according to Wedbush Securities analyst Scott Sutherland, with other Apple watchers claiming the iPad sold out at every retail store where it was available.

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Sutherland told Reuters, “We would not be surprised to see Apple sell closer to one million iPad 2's in the opening weekend." This follows news that Best Buy sold its entire iPad 2 consignment in just ten minutes.

If the one million figure is true, Apple will surely be keen to make an official announcement quickly, in order to show competitors just how well it’s doing. The original iPad took 28 days to sell a million.

With shipments now delayed by four to five weeks from Apple’s own online emporium, it seems safe to say that the iPad 2 is the go to gadget of 2011. Have you ordered yours yet? Tell us what you think of the iPad 2 on our Facebook and Twitter pages now.

Via Reuters