According to Gene Munster, Apple should manage to sell about 21 million units in 2011 alone, about 2,400 iPad each hour of the year, on average. This impressive forecast is almost twice as high as Piper Jaffray’s previous forecast, and is actually higher than sales forecast for the Mac product line, making the iPad the de facto “Mac for the masses.” This report also confirms Daniel Tello’s prediction that the revenues generated by the iPad will be higher than the revenue generated by the Macs within the next 2 years.
About 50 percent of Fortune 100 companies have begun either testing or full-out using the iPad for their corporate needs, though Piper Jaffray senior research analyst Gene Munster wouldn’t specify which companies, AppleInsider reported. Sales in additional markets could also help Apple’s performance in 2011, the iPad was finally launched in China earlier this month with some success. Best Buy will also begin selling the iPad in all 1,093 of its stores later this week in advance of the holiday season.