In addition to posting record iPhone sales for the December 2013 quarter – the average of 44 estimates is 55.3 million iPhone units for the company’s fiscal Q1 2014 – Apple is also expected to report a record number of iPad units sold during the same period, Fortune reports. The publication collected data from 45 Apple analysts, posting an average estimate of 25 million iPads, up 10% from the same quarter last year when Apple sold 22.86 million tablets. The analysts’ estimates varied from 21 million to 28 million, with independent analysts expecting a 16% growth compared to last year’s performance, while the Street is eying an 8% iPad sales growth.
A recent report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners revealed that the iPad Air and Retina iPad mini were hot sellers during the holiday quarter, accounting for well over 50% of sales during the period even though the devices were available for sale for up to two months.
Apple will post its fiscal Q1 2014 earnings report on Monday.