The iPad is such a hot property that, according to RBC Capital Markets analyst Mike Abramsky sales of the tablet are likely to hit over 8 million worldwide with of 585K units in the UK.
“Checks indicate that US iPad sales remain strong post-launch, driven by rising consumer visibility to iPad’s user experience, sustained PR/word-of-mouth marketing, 3G iPad launch, and broadening iPad apps/content,” Abramsky wrote in a note to clients .
RBC capital markets base their figures on a series of retail checks, which found most US iPad retailers out of stock of the 3G model and very few Wi-Fi models left.
Abramsky believes Apple is moving approximately 200,000 iPads a week in the US , that’s nearly twice the number of Macs sold (est. 110k Macs/week) and just below US iPhone 3GS first quarter (246k/week) and worldwide it believes Apple has received pre-orders for over 600,000 units.