Apple sell 1,000,000 iPads in 28 days
Apple have confirmed that their iPad tablet has broken its first major sales milestone: it sold its one millionth iPad on Friday, April 30th 2010. That means it took less than a calendar month to ship 1m of the touchscreen slates, a feat which Apple CEO Steve Jobs contrasts to the 74 days which it took the original iPhone to pass the 1m mark.
In addition to the 1m hardware units, iPad users have apparently downloaded over 12m apps and over 1.5m iBooks ebooks. It’s unknown how many of the apps were paid and how many were free, since Apple doesn’t reveal such data.
“Demand,” Jobs claims, “continues to exceed supply” and indeed Apple have been forced to delay the international launch of the iPad by a month. This weekend the iPad WiFi + 3G went on sale and, according to at least one analyst, was pretty much a sell-out success.
Apple Sells One Million iPads
CUPERTINO, Calif., May 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple® today announced that it sold its one millionth iPad(TM) on Friday, just 28 days after its introduction on April 3. iPad users have already downloaded over 12 million apps from the App Store and over 1.5 million ebooks from the new iBookstore.
“One million iPads in 28 days–that’s less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with iPhone,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Demand continues to exceed supply and we’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more customers.”
iPad allows users to connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before. Users can browse the web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and much more, all using iPad’s revolutionary Multi-Touch(TM) user interface. iPad is 0.5 inches thin and weighs just 1.5 pounds–thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook–and delivers up to 10 hours of battery life.*
Developers have created over 5,000 exciting new apps for iPad that take advantage of its Multi-Touch user interface, large screen and high-quality graphics. iPad will run almost all of the more than 200,000 apps on the App Store, including apps already purchased for your iPhone® or iPod touch®.
*Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.