Apple just came out with a press release (read it below), stating that they have now sold three million iPads in less than three months, in fact, in just 80 days. In the last three weeks alone, they sold a million iPads. Overall, that’s 26 iPads sold every minute, on average.
In May, the iPad was released in the following countries: Great Britain, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Japan.
Next month, July, iPad is expected in Luxembourg, Ireland, Belgium, Austria, Holland, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore.
There’s no mention yet regarding iPad launch in Denmark and Malta, so I had to pick one up from Hamburg in Germany.
The press release also mentions 11,000 apps for the iPad, up from the 5,000 iPad apps available by end of May.
Apple Sells Three Million iPads in 80 Days
CUPERTINO, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple® today announced that it sold its three millionth iPad™ yesterday, just 80 days after its introduction in the US. iPad is a revolutionary and magical product that allows users to connect with their apps, content and the Internet in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before.
“People are loving iPad as it becomes a part of their daily lives,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more people around the world, including those in nine more countries next month.”
Developers have created over 11,000 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 225,000 apps on the App Store, including apps already purchased for your iPhone® or iPod touch®.
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 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.*
*Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution with the Apple II, then reinvented the personal computer with the Macintosh. Apple continues to lead the industry with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system, and iLife, iWork and professional applications. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store, has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.
8 thoughts on “Three Million iPads Sold In 80 Days, Apple Says”
If I had $700 then I would get an iPad. I have a really old laptop that is getting to its ages. An iPad would be the perfect replacement :).
Actually, Brad, the iPad will most likely NOT be a perfect replacement for a laptop 🙂 The iPad is not going to compete with a laptop since it’s not a laptop – it will also still need a computer to sync content with (most likely, depends on what you need it for). But I wouldn’t go without a computer, using only my iPad.
No, actually the only time you would need to sync would be podcast updates, and back ups. Everything else can be on the device, and purchased on the device.
You could also download podcasts directly on the device from iTunes Store.
I still wouldn’t want to use my iPad without having a computer though… it’s simply not “worthy” enough. But I enjoy it as a compliment to my laptop.
I just bought my laptop last January this year, but I’ll sell it out as soon as the iPad gets released in my country. On second thought, I just might keep it because I can’t imagine feeling comfortable typing on the screen and not feeling real keys. 🙂
Hi James. As I just wrote to Brad (above), the iPad is not a replacement for a computer. But if you get one, you can always buy an external keyboard so you don’t have to type on the touch screen.