The Apple iPad is launching this week and the hype surrounding the device is huge. The initial estimates point out to a sale of close to 6 million units by the end of 2010 with growth forecast on the upward for the next few years. Considering that the third party application market is one of the drivers of this market, the projections have been extremely optimistic.
GigaOm has assorted interesting pieces of information, one of which is about the third party app revenue expected to be made from the tablet devices. Here is what their study estimates
2010 : $183 million
2015 : $8.17 billion