Originally Posted by murraypaul
Nope, as that would mean that Apple only sold ~6.5m iPads in the US in a year, which isn't right.
We know from released court documents that Apple sold over 10m iPads in the US in the first two quarters of 2012: http://www.macrumors.com/2012/08/10/...in-court-case/
I suspect that the figures are actually %age of current sales, not %age of ownership. At the end of Q2 2012 Apple had sold a total of 34m iPads in the US. That is a pretty big head start in total ownership.
But it doesn't mean that the 34 mil iPads were sold to different people. Some were just upgrades, some were replacements for those that broke down.