Apple sells over 1 million iPads in 28 days

Mon, May 3, 2010


In the first month since going on sale, Apple confirmed today that it had already sold 1 million units of the iPad. In a press release issued earlier this morning, Apple announced that it took them just 28 days to hit the 1 million mark, while pointing out that iPad users have already downloaded over 12 million apps from the iTunes App Store and 1.5 million ebooks from the iBookstore.

“One million iPads in 28 days—that’s less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with iPhone,” Steve Jobs stated. “Demand continues to exceed supply and we’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more customers.”



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2 Comments For This Post

  1. CapnVan Says:

    For, as Gruber would put it, Claim Chowder fans.

  2. skips Says:

    Actually I think that it is quite believable. The analysts were estimating that Apple was preselling equal numbers of WiFi and 3G models. That suggests that Apple may have “sold” 300,000 3G iPads on Friday. Combine that number with the 300,000 WiFi models that were sold on the first day yields 600,000 units. To make a million only requires selling around 15,000 units per day for the 28 days. If you extrapolate that rate to the end of the quarter (another 60 days) puts Apple close to 2 million units for the quarter.

    On the other hand several people have speculated that the one million number did not include the 3G sales. In that case the sales rate of the WiFi model would have had to be close to 25,000 units per day. That number extrapolates to 2.5 million for the quarter.

    The third quarter earning statement will be very interesting.

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