Today, nearly two months after the launch of the self-described magical and revolutionary device, Apple has announced they have sold two million iPads across the globe. The iPad has been under a good deal of scrutiny since before the device was announced in late January of this year, and after the name was revealed it took an even bigger hit. But, there's one thing you can't argue, and that's numbers. On the first day of its availability, 300,000 iPads were sold, since then many more have been purchased. And likely due to the release of the device "in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK this past weekend," Apple is sweeping the market. According to Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, “Customers around the world are experiencing the magic of iPad, and seem to be loving it as much as we do...We appreciate their patience, and are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone.” Several companies before and after have announced similar tablet-like devices, but none seem to have reached the level of success Apple has announced today. Do you own an iPad? Do you wish you did? Let us know in the comments!
Apple Sells Two Million iPads in Less Than 60 Days
CUPERTINO, California—May 31, 2010—Apple® today announced that iPad™ sales have topped two million in less than 60 days since its launch on April 3. Apple began shipping iPad in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK this past weekend. iPad will be available in nine more countries in July and additional countries later this year.
“Customers around the world are experiencing the magic of iPad, and seem to be loving it as much as we do,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We appreciate their patience, and are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone.”
iPad allows users to connect with their apps, content and the Internet in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before. 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 iPad’s revolutionary Multi-Touch™ user interface. iPad is 0.5 inches thin and weighs just 1.5 pounds—thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook—and delivers up to 10 hours of battery life.*
Developers have created over 5,000 exciting new apps for iPad that take advantage of its Multi-Touch user interface, large screen and high-quality graphics. iPad will run almost all of the more than 200,000 apps on the App Store, including apps already purchased for your iPhone® or iPod touch®.
*Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution with the Apple II, then reinvented the personal computer with the Macintosh. Apple continues to lead the industry with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system, and iLife, iWork and professional applications. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store, has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.