Apple Sells 3 Million iPads in Under Three Months
Apple is celebrating the launch of the iPhone 4 today but the company has something else to cheer about too; they've shifted three million iPads in less than three months.
It's been just 80 days since the iPad went on sale and in those 80 days, Apple has sold three million units. Apple announced its 'one million unit' landmark at 28 days and revealed it had sold two million iPads before the two month mark. Apple yesterday announced that it had sold its three millionth iPad on Monday.
"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."
Though it certainly sounds impressive, Wired's Charlie Sorrell points out that though this three million milestone is technically 10 days ahead of schedule, Apple launched the iPad oversees a couple of weeks back so they should actually have sold more, or at least hit three million sooner than they did.