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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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RE: 28 Days Later
By damianrobertjones on 5/3/2010 2:51:49 PM , Rating: 3
Currently, the only tablet that can be mentioned is the Archos 9, which is crippled by its slow hard drive. Of course, people do have the option of changing said drive.

The iPad has sold purely via word of mouth and the buzz created by the media. Be it a good product of not, its been pushed like nothing before it.

The iPad is a good product that people never knew they needed.

P.s. Windows 7 is perfectly fine as a Touch platform. Click Start, Control Panel, (View by large icons), Display, Change to Medium 125% DPI

Done. Much better for touch. No reviewers seem to mention this?


RE: 28 Days Later
By Phoque on 5/3/2010 8:54:39 PM , Rating: 2
"The iPad is a good product that people never knew they needed."

Can't blame Apple for that. Did you ever noticed we lived in a world of consumerism.

I'm sure there are tons of useless things in each and every one of your household ( including mine ).


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