The estimate is contained in a report on The Wall Street Journal’s All Things Digital blog by John Paczkowski. The blog story details Apple’s US division is currently shipping around twice as many iPads (around 200,000 a week) as it is Mac computers (110,000) with the company expected to ship 8.13million iPads globally during the 2010 calandar year. However, both are still being outsold by Apple’s iPhone at an estimated 246,000 per week.
Of the over-8million iPads Apple is estimated to ship this year, the US will grab the lion’s share at 4.651million.
However, RBC Capital Markets details a regional breakdown of estimated iPad sales figures for 2010 with Australian consumers likely to snap up 37,000 between May 28 and June 30, the third-quarter in Apple’s financial year.
The number is expected to grow to 58,000 in the September quarter with the December quarter sales estimated to hit 81,000, giving a total of 176,000 for the year.
Outside of the US, France is expected to take the No.2 spot with 805,000 iPads sold this year, followed by the UK on 585,000 and Japan on 476,000. Germany will round out the top five with 302,000 iPads shipped.