IPad continues to spare Apple's blushes

V3 : Things are looking up for Apple after a tough week, following predictions from research firm iSuppli that the company will shift 12.9 million iPads this year. But, while the tablet continues to sell quietly in the background, the PR disaster that is iPhone 4 hogs the limelight.

IPad sales are predicted to rise to 36.5 million 2011, peaking at 50.4 million in 2012, according to iSuppli.