After refreshing its iPad lineup in the fall last year, rather than summer, Apple set itself up to go through a June quarter without a new iPad launch for the first time since it was introduced in 2010.
With Apple’s Q3 2013 quickly approaching on July 23rd, analysts have already begun to make their iPad sales estimates, and to no one’s surprise, YOY growth has slowed to a crawl in Q3 2013.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt at Fortune checked in with a panel of 48 Apple analysts to gauge their estimates on Apple’s iPad sales for Q3 2013. The cumulative average estimate came out to 18.1 million sales, representing a 6.2% growth YOY:
“There is, however, considerable disagreement among the bulls and bears in our analyst pool.
- The high estimate of 22 million iPads, submitted by independent Paul Reina of the Braeburn Group, would represent a yearly growth rate of nearly 30%.
- The low estimate of 13.5 million from Pacific Crest’s Andy Hargreaves is 21% below last year’s sales.”
A full list of the analysts in the panel along with their estimates can be found at Fortune. As to which analysts are right, we’ll find out Tuesday, July 23rd when Tim Cook and Peter Oppenheimer dive into the details.