How To iPad How Many iPads Have Been Sold? After an early spike, the market for new iPads stabilized Share Pin Email Print iPad Key Concepts Basics Guides & Tutorials Tips & Tricks by Daniel Nations Daniel Nations has been a tech journalist since 1994. His work has appeared in Computer Currents, The Examiner, The Spruce, and other publications. Updated September 25, 2019 49 49 people found this article helpful Apple has sold more than 360 million iPads since the original debuted in 2010. These sales figures include the original 9.7-inch iPad and the 7.9-inch iPad Mini, which was introduced in 2012. The original iPad sold 3.27 million units in its first quarter and was deemed a success. Apple sold 16.12 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 and this number was called a disappointment because it failed to surpass the 21.42 million sold in the first quarter of 2015 or the 26.04 million sold in the first quarter of 2014. Apple's fiscal year starts in October, so Q1 sales account for the holiday season. While the original iPad debuted in March, the company switched to an October-November time frame with the 4th generation iPad. In 2016, Apple announced the 9.7-inch iPad Pro in March and skipped announcing a new iPad in the Fall. In 2018, the company announced a 9.7-inch iPad model in March and two iPad Pro models in October. Are iPad Sales Declining? In a word: Yes. But this is to be expected. If the computer were just now invented, it would have amazing sales for the first five years, but eventually, most people that wanted a computer would already have one. New sales would have to come from some other avenue such as businesses, new markets where people couldn't originally afford a computer, or upgrades from people who thought their computer required replacement. The upgrade cycle is what really drives the industry. Most of us have a computer, and we only buy one when our old one breaks or becomes too outdated. The iPad is just now starting that same cycle, with the iPad 2 and original iPad Mini—two of the best-selling iPads of all time—now among the best iPads that are obsolete. Apple is also focusing more on the enterprise market with the release of the iPad Pro line of tablets. These newer iPads rival a laptop in terms of pure performance and are paired with a new Smart Keyboard accessory. Apple also developed a partnership with IBM to advance enterprise solutions in various industries. And while the iPad may never again reach peak sales like the 26 million units sold in the first fiscal quarter of 2014, iPad sales have mostly stabilized. Apple sells approximately 10 million iPads per quarter. In a phone call following the end of the fiscal fourth quarter in 2018, Tim Cook announced that Apple would no longer report quarterly iPhone and iPad sales. Read More About the iPad's Popularity iPad Sales by Quarter Quarter Sales Q3 2010 3.27 million Q4 2010 4.19 million Q1 2011 7.33 million Q2 2011 4.69 million Q3 2011 9.25 million Q4 2011 11.12 million Q1 2012 15.30 million Q2 2012 11.80 million Q3 2012 17.00 million Q4 2012 14.04 million Q1 2013 22.86 million Q2 2013 19.48 million Q3 2013 14.62 million Q4 2013 14.08 million Q1 2014 26.04 million Q2 2014 16.35 million Q3 2014 13.28 million Q4 2014 12.32 million Q1 2015 21.42 million Q2 2015 12.62 million Q3 2015 10.93 million Q4 2015 8.88 million Q1 2016 16.12 million Q2 2016 10.25 million Q3 2016 9.95 million Q4 2016 9.27 million Q1 2017 13.08 million Q2 2017 8.9 million Q3 2017 11.42 million Q4 2017 10.33 million Q1 2018 13.17 million Q2 2018 9.11 million Q3 2018 11.55 million Q4 2018 9.67 million Continue Reading The Innovative History of the iPad Why Aren't People Buying iPads? Find Out Which iPad Model You Have Got Your Eye On an iPad Mini? Here's How Much It'll Cost You What Are the Dimensions of the iPad? Get the Screen Resolution of Each Model iPad Which iPad is Best For You? Does the iPad 2 Rock a Retina Display? Is the iPad Mini 4 Worth Buying? Is the iPad Really Dead? Find Out More About the Man Who Replaced Steve Jobs What You Need to Know About the iPad Mini Get to Know the Original iPad Find out If That Used iPad Is Really Worth It iPad Pro? iPad Air? What's the Difference? How Many iPhones Have Been Sold Worldwide?