One million iPads sold, twice as fast as the iPhone

May 4, 2010 • Gadgets and Gaming

Apple has today confirmed it has sold over one million units of its hyper sought-after iPad tablet in just one month after launch, making its sales twice as fast as the iPhone’s.

“One million iPads in 28 days — that’s less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with the iPhone”, said CEO Steve Jobs, quoted by Associated Press, adding that demand keeps exceeding supply for the tablet.

Apple’s iPad officially went on sale in the US on 3 April and was warmly received, some stores reporting running out of stock in hours. The first iPads featured Wi-Fi access for Internet connectivity. On Friday 1 May, Apple started selling the 3G version, that could access AT&T’s cellular broadband network, reaching one million units.

Jobs said international orders would be taken as of 10 May, since the US sales were more than what the company predicted, thus the delays on worldwide orders.

Apple’s latest gadget, the iPad, is a half an inch thick tablet PC, featuring a 9.7 screen. The initial Wi-Fi model is priced at $499, whereas the 3G model costs no less than $629.

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