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Can the iPad revolution continue throughout 2011?

iPad Creative recently celebrated its first anniversary. We've been looking back through some of our older posts, so much has happened in those 12 months. Who could have guessed what a blockbusting sensation the iPad would turn out to be back in March 2010, 2 weeks before the US launch?

When many analysts were predicting certain failure and even the most upbeat were talking about 3 to 5 million iPad sales in the first year, we saw things differently. On the 10th of March 2010, in a post entitled, 'Can the iPad outsell the original iPhone in its first year?' we predicted the following:

"For the record, based on anecdotal evidence and a frustration with both Mac and PC computing environments, iPad Creative predict that the iPad will bolt past the 10 million mark in less than 10 months."

History shows that our prediction was spot on, in fact within 12 months Apple had sold over 15 million iPads.

How big will the iPad platform be by March 2012?

Predicting the growth of the iPad is as difficult now as it was back in March 2010, but for very different reasons. Back then it was difficult because to many it just seemed like an underpowered netbook looking for a reason to exist. Now it's tricky to predict sales because of the multitude of Android powered tablets preparing to enter the ring.

Is the iPad a blockbuster because it's the best tablet device available or is it popular because it offers something truly unique. This is what will determine the extent of the iPad revolution over the next 12 months.

For the record, we predict that the iPad will remain a unique experience for the foreseeable future, leading to sales in excess of 25 million units in 2011 alone.

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