Saturday, August 21, 2010
iPad achieved 1 million sales faster than iPhone
Guess what guys; despite all the negative speculation and initial hassles with the iPad and all the delays, it seems that the iPad is proving to be a massive success after all.
More than twice as many of Apple’s tablet computers have been sold than iPhones during the same period when the iPhone was first launched.
Apple have announced that to date, over 1 million iPads have been sold, they also tell us that over 12 million applications and one and a half million eBooks have been downloaded.
The iPhone took 74 days to reach one million sales whereas the iPad has reached that milestone in only 28 days.
“One million iPads in 28 days — that’s less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with iPhone,” said Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
Jobs went on to say how the demand for the new tablet is exceeding the supply but they are “working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more customers”.
What’s even more interesting is that these sales have been confined just to the US as the launch in other countries has yet to happen and we still don’t have a precise date for shipping although Apple are going to take international pre-orders for the iPad from May 10th.
According to the Apple statement released on Monday, around 5,000 new applications have been added to the Apple app store so the iPad’s popularity is also good news for developers and other companies that are cashing in on the iPad’s success.
The Apple iPad has a 9.7 inch multi touch display, includes a built in eReader app, comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and is now available with 3G, it is only 0.5 inches thin and weighs just 1.5 pounds.
With the iPad “users can browse the web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read eBooks and much more, all using iPads revolutionary Multi-Touch user interface” said Apple in a statement.
So it looks like all those who criticized the iPad and said the iPad would fail because it didn’t support Flash, or that it was just an oversized iPhone that couldn’t make calls or any other derogatory comments were wrong, because the iPad is doing great by anybody’s standards.