Apple optimist to ship 10-12 million iPad 2

According to report, Apple is hopping to ship 10-12 million iPad 2 devices in the 2nd quarter of 2011 alone. Q1 shipments could reach 3 million which would indicate about 15 million iPad 2?s could sold within the first half of 2001.

Here, reported earlier today:

“Apple’s target to take delivery of 40 million iPads from Taiwan suppliers in 2011 remains unchanged with shipment volume expected to top 6-6.5 million units, including over three million iPad 2 models, in the first quarter and to further expand to 10-12 million units in the second.”

After producing 1.7-2 million units of the first-generation iPad in January, Apple began to phase out production of the old model in February, while beginning to roll out the iPad 2, according to component suppliers in Taiwan. Shipments of iPad 2 are expected to top 2-3 million units in March, the sources added.

With a shipment ratio of 4:6 for the first and second halves, shipments of iPad 2 are likely to reach 21.5-24 million units in the second half of the year, the sources estimated.