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Apple Sells Three Million iPads in 80 Days

by on June 22nd, 2010

Did you buy an iPad? If you’re reading this you most likely own one, or are considering one. When the iPad first launched in Canada people lined up coast to coast to get their hands on the “magical” device. In 60 days after the iPad’s launch, two million iPads were sold. Today Apple announced in 80 days, three million iPads have sold. What’s next? 4.5 million iPads sold in 120 days?! 😉

Here’s a snippet of the press release:

CUPERTINO, California—June 22, 2010—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®.

For any company to sell three million units of anything in 80 days is impressive. Seems like people can’t get enough of the iPad. As more and more people try out iPads you can bet that sales will increase even further.

[Apple PR]

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  • Dave

    I have had an iPad for several weeks now. It has its uses, and I use it mostly for browsing in the living room and running some apps. However, its far from “magical”. Its like a small laptop with a better form factor and interface, but also some major limitations. One hugely annoying limitation is that it has no user accounts, so any settings or data must be shared between all users. For this reason alone, I would not recommend it over a laptop as a family computer.

    I also find the browser less than wonderful. It is slower to render than an Apple Powerbook and is very slow to go back to the previous page while browsing with no shortcut for going back. The screen is a bit too small for typical web page layouts, so you end up needing to often zoom in and pan. Worst of all, when you follow a link that opens a new page, you have to search through a random collection of previously opened pages to return to where you were.

    All of these problems are likely to get fixed over time. I'm glad to have an iPad and continue to use it. But the “magical” hype is just too much. The iPhone was magical, but this is just a large iPhone without even doing the work to add some necessary things like user accounts.

  • agence

    I am also somewhat disappointed with the experience. The wifi is very unstable, and my biggest beef is the lack of TV programming in Canada. No Hulu. No ABC. And the iBooks store is a joke. I also find that it is hard to find apps from other countries without going to other itunes stores.

    Apple is very good at taking money from Canadians but treating us as second-class citizens. And our media conglomerates are completely unimaginative.

  • iPad is revolutionary device ! It is a combination of pc and ebook reader. So sales figures graph going upward position, is not a miracle.