Paddy Power takes bets on iPad shipments
'Over two million sales this year, for sure'
Paddy Power is offering short odds of 11/4 on that Apple's iPad will sell between 2-3 million units in 2010.
The Irish bookie, which knows a publicity bandwagon when its sees one, reckons the smart money is on "over two million sales this year, for sure” .
It is also offering ever-so-slightly better odds of 3/1 that Apple's unreleased tablet will sell more than six million units this year, which is kind of frothy. But unlike PC industry analysts - or journalists,come to that - Paddy Power pays up if it's wrong [and enough punters get their calcs right].
We suspect few takers will jump at this novelty bet. Paddies has already paid the paltry sum of "in excess of €5,000 to shrewd punters" who placed bets at 7/4 on the name of the Apple tablet. The iPad was the second favourite, behind the iSlate at 5/4.
But if you are tempted, Paddy Power is offering the following odds on many iPads Apple will sell in 2010:
8/1 Under 1 Million
7/2 1,000,000 - 2,000,000
11/4 2,000,001 - 3,000,000
5/2 3,000,001 - 4,000,000
5/1 4,000,001 - 5,000,000
8/1 5,000,001 - 6,000,000
3/1 Over 6 Million