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After three solid months of consumer availability, the demand for iPads shows no signs of simmer down anytime soon.
According to Electonista, a survey was conducted by America's Research Group, who polled 1000 people from all walks of life. 8.4 percent of those polled told America's Research Group that they had already purchased an iPad, while another 6.1 percent told the pollsters that they planned on buying the tablet. To keep you from having to do the maths at this ghastly hour of the morning, we've done the crunching for you: The number of people polled who plan to buy an iPad is about 70 percent of those who have already bought one.
While the statistics are good news for Apple, the results are not entirely unexpected. For example, Shaw Wu of Kaufman Brothers predicted that Cupertino will sell 9.7 million of the tablets by the end of 2010.
9.7 million sales expected this year and a whack of consumers with a serious case of the gimmie-gimmies? It's got to be music to the ears of Steve Jobs and the rest of Apple's Board of Directors, who have been subjected to some pretty sad sounds of late.