Apple [AAPL] Launched the iPad on April the 3rd 2010, 28 days later on the 3rd of May 2010 Apple has announced that it has sold its one millionth iPad, which is pretty impressive.
On top of that iPad users have downloaded over 12 million applications for the iPad and over 1.5 million ebooks, making the iPad another success for Apple.
The iPad has become popular with Apple fans and application developers, and it is only available in the US at the moment, it is due to go on sale in the UK and the rest of the world at the end of May 2010.
Application develops seem to like the new iPad as they have created over 5,000 application for it since its launch, and the iPad is capable of running the majority of the iPhone applications that are available, of which there are over 200,000 individual applications.
No doubt when Apple begins to sell the iPad outside the US at the end of the month, we will see a big increase in the amount of iPads sold, you can read the full press release below.
Apple Sells One Million iPads
CUPERTINO, California—May 3, 2010—Apple® today announced that it sold its one millionth iPad™ on Friday, just 28 days after its introduction on April 3. iPad users have already downloaded over 12 million apps from the App Store and over 1.5 million ebooks from the new iBookstore.
“One million iPads in 28 days—that’s less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with iPhone,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Demand continues to exceed supply and we’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more customers.”
iPad allows users to connect with their apps and content 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.
via iPhone Savior