When Tim Cook took the stage at Apple’s iPad mini event, he announced that to date, Apple has sold over a hundred million iPads. That’s over the course of two years, as the first iPad debuted in March of 2010.
In 2012 and into 2013 Apple may sell 100 million more iPads, bringing its total sold to more than 200 million devices as sales of the iPad mini and the fourth generation iPad ramp up.
According to analyst Michael Walkley of Canaccord Genuity, Apple will sell 101.6 million iPads (including sales of the iPad 2, iPad, and iPad mini) during 2013, giving the Cupertino-based company a 58.4 percent share of the total tablet market.
Walkley predicts that Apple will continue to dominate in the tablet market. Amazon, he says, will sell just 10.7 million total tablets in 2013, and he predicts that Samsung will sell 8.4 million tablets.
Noticeably absent from his projection is the new lineup of Google Nexus tablets, which were revealed earlier today. With components that rival the internals of both the fourth generation iPad and the iPad mini, the Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10 could cut into Apple’s projected sales.