Apple Insider reports today that a new forecast report indicates that Apple is now selling over 200,000 iPads per week in the United States, more than the approximately 110, 000 Macs sold in the US each week.
The projection comes from analyst Mike Abramsky from RBC Capital Markets, who told investors today that iPad sales are currently just below those of the iPhone 3GS in the US in the first quarter of 2010, which were roughly 246,000.
Abramsky points to “widespread iPad stockouts at Apple retail stores and Best Buy” as a good indication that the iPad is selling phenomenally well, with more than 25 percent of Apple stores having sold out of 3G models and struggling to fulfill waiting list orders as and when they can.
As for the upcoming international launch on May 28th, when the iPad will be available in nine more countries, Abramsky estimates that Apple has pre-sold approximately 600,000 units. He has also increased his estimate of how many iPads Apple will sell in 2010 from 5 million to 8 million.
By Maura Sutton, iPadForums.net