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Steve Jobs' "magical" device continues to sell well

Many people weren't sure what to make of the Apple iPad when it was introduced by Steve Jobs in January. The iPad was meant to dive into a market that has largely failed to gain traction due to the use of Windows-based tablets and convertible notebooks that were never built from the ground up for touch-based input.

However, Jobs must be grinning all the way to the bank because his "magical" iPad has indeed found an audience and is continuing to burn up the sales charts. Apple sold 300,000 Wi-Fi-only iPads on launch day, 450,000 by the first week, and 500,000 within two weeks of launch.

Now that the iPad 3G is finally shipping, Apple has seen another uptick in sales for its latest iPhone OS device. Apple is now touting that it has sold one million iPads in just 28 days on the market.

“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.

Apple also made it known that over 1.5 million eBooks have been downloaded from iBookStore and over 12 million apps have been downloaded by iPad users from the App Store.

Jobs continued, throwing in a but more praise on his "magical" tablet. “Demand continues to exceed supply and we’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more customers.”

Apple's iPad starts at $499 for a 16GB Wi-Fi model and tops out at $829 for a 64GB model with 3G connectivity.



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By sapiens74 on 5/3/2010 12:51:45 PM , Rating: 0
DROID DOES!!!

Apple Sucks!!!

Bunch of sheep!!

GOOGLE TABLET IS BETTER!!

DROID DOES!!!

Google > Steve

MACS are expensive!!!

There are just as many Viruses on the MAC!!!

DROID DOES!!!!

Ipad is a big Iphone!!

I won't buy it until it has Cut and Paste!

I still won't buy it

DROID Does!!

I Showed my 98 year old Grandma my Droid she was like "That's nice Honey I didn't know it could take 480p Video"

Apple Sucks!

Profit sucks!

My $400 netbook can do everything an iPAD can do!

Droid Does!!

I bought all my 8 Kids the new Droid Incredible, even though they wanted an iPhone. I says to them Google Apps are Free!! Open Source FTW (except for Adobe and HTML 5)

DROID DOES!!!




By paudoauldstock on 5/3/2010 5:16:29 PM , Rating: 2
..and to you! Kudos that is... laughed myself silly again!


By yxalitis on 5/3/2010 11:26:06 PM , Rating: 1
Why...do you even bother posting here...

Not only are you an obvious troll, you aren't even vaguely clever, literate, intelligent, or sensible.

You have every comment voted down immediately, and yet you persist in logging on, and posting on every MAC article, some utter drivel analogous to: "Apple good, everything else bad"

At least TRY and state SOMETHING relevant...even Pirks posts an occasional funny or accurate comment from time to time, but you....don't even seem real, more like a poorly written computer program that trawls the net looking for Apple articles to post some pro-apple diatribe.


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