December 31, 2010
We felt pretty confident that the iPad was going to be the hit toy this Christmas season. Further proof that we put our money where our mouth is; we even launched a starter iPad app for the occasion. Now that Christmas is behind us, we're all wondering: Did our prediction come true? While we're still waiting for the official sales results that Apple will report at the end of the month, Fortune's Philip Elmer-DeWitt picked up the phone and called some analysts to see what they think. We usually don't give analysts much credit as comparing serial numbers and surveying people outside of malls only gets you so far. However, DeWitt surveyed 26 analysts, and hopefully, that will shed some light on those iPad sales.