The iPad will cause nearly 50% of all growth for Apple in fiscal year 2011, according to Caris & Company analyst Robert Cihra. In a note to clients — as reported by “AppleInsider” ( — he calls Apple’s growth “stunning.”

In the December quarter, Cihra expects Apple to sell 6.7 million iPads. He has also projected the sale of 32 million iPads in fiscal year 2011, accounting for more growth in Apple’s bottom line than the iPhone.