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Analyst: Apple Selling More iPads Than Macs

As Apple's iPad continues to fly off shelves, an analyst reckons that the tablet computer is significantly outselling Mac computers and even vying with sales of the prolific iPhone as well.

RBC Capital Markets analyst Mike Abramsky told clients in an email yesterday that his company believes Apple is now domestically selling over 200,000 iPads weekly compared to 110,000 Macs per week and just below iPhone's 3GS first quarter sales mark of 246,000 per week, according to various blog reports.

Abramsky chalks up the strong sales to "rising consumer visibility to iPad’s user experience, sustained PR/word-of-mouth marketing, 3G iPad launch, and broadening iPad apps/content."

With the international launch of the iPad imminent, Abramsky upped his estimates for 2010 sales to eight million, higher than other analyst estimates in the five to six million range.

The iPad's success has eaten into sales of Apple's iPod – little surprise as the functionality of the two is similar, just on a bigger scale – but Macs continue to sell as they did before the iPad's introduction.

And in a sign that a rising tide raises all boats, the iPad also looks set to boost sales of other tablet computers.

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Adam Hadhazy
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