Print 66 comment(s) - last by robinthakur.. on May 6 at 11:20 AM

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.

Comments     Threshold

This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

RE: 28 Days Later
By web2dot0 on 5/3/2010 5:25:27 PM , Rating: -1
You mean like facts. Yea, I know, you don't like facts. I'm not here to "convince" you .... just like I don't need to convince holocaust deniers, that it existed ....

My question to you is, why don't you STFU and stop bad mouthing a obviously successful company. Nothing is ever perfect. But to say that X and Y is so much better than iPad and how crappy a product iPad is , is simply a delusional talk.

It goes both ways buddy.

I'm not a Apple enthusiasts. I use Linux, Mac, Solaris. Each does it's own job. But to go around and say shit an obviously good product is sad.

I never had to get over anything because I'm never go into it.

You on the other hand, need to get over the iPad hate.

We should have to bet on which tablet device on the market is going to be successful.
XYZ (fill in your product) and iPad. Give me a number ... and I'm ready.

Don't get scare now little boy ok?

RE: 28 Days Later
By BBeltrami on 5/3/2010 8:04:07 PM , Rating: 3
So "pirks2dot0" was already taken?

RE: 28 Days Later
By Flassari on 5/4/2010 1:30:24 PM , Rating: 2
Oh snap!

"Death Is Very Likely The Single Best Invention Of Life" -- Steve Jobs

Copyright 2016 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki