The New iPad was just released on March 16th, and the sales are roaring. Many Apple Stores may still have stock, but that’s the result of Apples nicely planned game-plan. Just to give you an idea of how many units of the New iPad were sold, Chitika has provided some comparison graphs. The graph shows that the New iPad accounts for almost 5 percent of traffic on the internet. Initially, this number seems low, but remember that Apple has sold over 56 million iPad units since the 2010 release .
The graph below shows the traffic for iPads during the past 12 hours in the USA. The iPad 1 and 2 accounted for a little over 95 percent while the New iPad accounted for a small amount below 5 percent. Apple was expected to sell a whopping 1 million iPads during the launch day Friday, so this is a great sign that they hit the mark.
The traffic is determined using the differences between the user agent for the older iPads and the New iPad. The traffic is held to USA only traffic because the majority of New iPad users are found in the USA, and many countries are yet to start selling the tablet. Now, the last way the devices are told apart are from the screen resolution. The older iPads contain a screen resolution of 1024×768 while the new iPads resolution is doubled.
Chitika has also provided us with a graph showing that at one point 5.26 percent of iPad traffic was roaming the internet. This could give us a great idea that the New iPad has sold near 1 million units Although the math doesn’t agree, you have to consider users who are yet to surf the internet.
Some analysts are predicting that Apple sells their 100 millionth unit this year. Last quarter Apple sold over 15 million iPad 1 and 2′s. Apple last reported 55 million iPads have sold in Apples history thus far, so this means 45 million iPads will sell in 2012. The tablet history is quickly evolving, making these type of numbers in-reach.
So now we have to wait it out. Apple is expected to release their sale statistics during this upcoming week.