The consensus among the professionals is that Apple will report Q2 sales of 18.4 million iPads; the average among the indies is 17.7 million. As usual, however, the forecasts of the individual analysts are all over the lot. The low number, 13 million, submitted by Wedge Partner's Brian Blair, would represent 10% growth year over year. At the other end of the spectrum is Nomura's Stuart Jeffrey, whose 21.7 million estimate tops the list. He's looking for 84% growth.
The median estimate is 18 million, 52.6% higher year-over-year. Apple reports its earnings on April 23rd.