Once again, fewer than it sold last year.
Make it a quadfecta. Like the iPhone, the Mac and the Apple Watch, the iPad is expected to show a year-over-year decline when Apple reports its Q3 2016 results next week.
Estimates from the analysts I polled range from 7.5 million to 10 million, down from nearly 11 million last year. Average estimate: 8.86 million.
Plugging 8.86 million into the chart below, we can see that iPad sales peaked in December 2014, before the Chromebooks starting eating Apple’s lunch in the U.S. school market.
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Below: The individual analyst’s estimates, pros in blue, indies in green. We’ll see who was closet to the mark next Tuesday, after the markets close.
Thanks as always to Posts at Eventide’s Robert Paul Leitao for pulling together the Braeburn Group numbers.