Analysts revise upwards after the bumper weekend for new device.
What global recession? Apple's golden touch shows no sign of going anywhere, as demonstrated by 3m sales of the new iPad last weekend.
The apparently insatiable hunger of the public for Apple tablets has compelling analysts to re-think their projections.
So, in a note to investors, Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray is now forecasting 66m sales of the new device in 2012, up from the earlier prediction of 60m.
He said: ”We believe the unprecedented ramp of the iPad over the past year is evidence that the tablet market will be measurably larger than the PC market."
Specifically he's projecting 12m sales this quarter alone. By 2015, the sales number will reach 176m.