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Apple sells 1 millionth iPad

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 May 2010 21:53 User comments (7)

Apple sells 1 millionth iPad Apple has announced today that on Friday the company sold its 1 millionth iPad tablet, just one month after its release.
The iPad, in its Wi-Fi-only version, was released on April 3rd, and quickly sold over 300,000 units.

Additionally, iPad owners have downloaded 12 million apps from the App Store, and over 1.5 million e-books from the newly launched iBookStore.

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

Developers have created 5000 apps specifically for the iPad, with some of the most popular being legal streaming movie and TV show services such as Netflix.

The Wi-Fi only version is available now starting at $499 for the smallest capacity version.

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7 user comments

13.5.2010 22:02

I wonder who that lucky dumba$$ is...

23.5.2010 23:26

The sheeple are deceived into buying products for reasons that would make not sense to an informed consumer. Reason such as b/c it's trendy, all the cool people have one, there are no visible screws...etc.

Now this is just for electronics. Imagine all the other thinks the sheeple and regular people have been tricked into consenting. Consenting to things that the media says, government says, etc, and this is way more important to realize then what Apple is doing.

This has lead to millions of people dying, suffering, and getting injured.

33.5.2010 23:51

I had a revelation today...

I realized that the lack of Flash will lead to someone installing linux on the iPad. The normal userbase will just jump ship and sell their overpriced tablet for less than the cost of a Kindle. This means that in a year or so, I might be able to get an iPad for like $100 and install linux on it. I guess Mr Jobs does have a plan to make it open and affordable!

44.5.2010 3:26

You fools!

54.5.2010 10:04

Wish i could charge $499 for ancient technology, and sell a million of them. never have to work again.

64.5.2010 13:43

Originally posted by DXR88:
Wish i could charge $499 for ancient technology, and sell a million of them. never have to work again.
making almost 100% profit for every device sold as well..gotta be pretty sweet to have so many idiots buy it too

74.5.2010 14:12

Yea I dont get it... I would rather have my PSP and DS for gaming and my phone for phone calls. Sure there are sweet apps but I dont see myself farming zombies all day or playing tower defense.

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