Forrester Analysts Predicts iPad Sales Will Plummet

Philip Elmer-DeWitt, on a new report from Forrester analyst Sarah Rottman Epps:

But in the text of the full report, and in the accompanying chart, Epps estimates that U.S. sales for tablet computers from all manufacturers will total 3.5 million in 2010. In other words, in Forrester’s opinion, the 2 million iPads Apple sold in April and May were a fluke. It will be lucky sell 1.5 million in the U.S. between June and December — or fewer than 215,000 per month.

Meanwhile, yesterday, Apple announced the three-millionth iPad sold. (Many of them now, admittedly, outside the U.S.)

Wednesday, 23 June 2010