Apple, already selling out of new iPads on its online store, could break the 1 million mark on Friday alone when the new tablets are released.
The figure, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, would far outstrip first-day sales figures for the original iPad, and would probably exceed comparable iPad 2 sales.
While Apple didn’t provide a first-day sales figure for the iPad 2, analysts had their range of estimates. Munster a year ago predicted that Apple sold 500,000 over the first weekend, while others went as high as 1 million.
The 1 million figure does not take account of Apple’s more impressive numbers, with the new iPad launching in more markets around the world.