Apple Insider reports Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley has estimated that Apple (AAPL) will sell 101.6 million iPads in fiscal year 2013, which begins with the current holiday quarter. Based on Walkley’s forecast, that would give Apple a commanding 58.4% of the total fast-growing tablet space. The analyst’s estimates represent an average of 25.4 million iPad units sold per quarter.
The projection comes soon after Apple revealed that total iPad sales have exceeded 100 million units in just two-and-a-half years after the tablet was introduced. Walkley also said that he expects Amazon (AMZN) to sell 10.7 million total tablets in 2013, or an average of 2.6 million units sold per quarter, while Samsung is forecast to sell 8.4 million tablets, or an average of 2.1 million units sold per quarter.
Beyond the iPad, Walkley thinks the iPhone, one of Apple’s most important products, will sell 193.9 million units in 2013, which represent an average of more than 48.5 million units each quarter, while Samsung is projected to move 303.6 million smartphones during the same period, or sell 75.9 million units each quarter.
Being the dominant players of the smartphone market Samsung and Apple continue to make it difficult for other manufacturers to compete given that [via Barron’s] “we estimate Apple and Samsung captured a remarkable 106% of Q3/12 handset industry profits due to several competitors such as Research in Motion (RIMM), Nokia (NOK), and [Google’s (GOOG)] Motorola posting operating losses during the September quarter,” writes Walkley.
Samsung and Apple’s dominance in smartphone space should continue, as both tech giants combined are expected to control more than 50 percent of the space, estimated to be worth $219 billion.