According to research carried out by Piper Jaffray, the majority of the sales of the new iPad 2 were to new buyers, around 70 percent according to the report compiled by Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster.
They surveyed 236 buyers of the new iPad 2, and 70 percent of those people did not own the first generation iPad, although this is a small sample of people it gives a good indication that a lot of the iPad 2 buyers are new customers.
Gene Munster also predicted that Apple has sold around 400,000 to 500,000 iPad 2’s in the first weekend, personally I think this is a little conservative and when Apple releases the final sales figures I think it will be quite a bit higher.
Within hours of the iPad 2 going on sale online, the shipping date had changed from 3 to 5 days to 2 to 3 weeks, and many stores around the US are already sold out of the iPad 2, so I suspect we will see considerably higher sales than the estimates when the official figures are announced.
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