When the Unicorn Tablet was first released, many people said that it just wasn’t going to sell. Just 21 days ago, I said that apparently, everyone either wants or has an iPad. I guess those people who wanted it bought one, because Apple announced yesterday that they’ve sold three million iPads in 80 days. Wow.
AppleÂ® today announced that it sold its three millionth iPad™ yesterday, just 80 days after its introduction in the US. iPad is a revolutionary and magical product that allows users to connect with their apps, content and the Internet in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before.
“People are loving iPad as it becomes a part of their daily lives,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more people around the world, including those in nine more countries next month.”
My mother can’t stop talking about her iPad, and I know my dad is just a touch disappointed that he didn’t get one for father’s day (he did get a pricey router, however). Every Apple geek I know owns one, but whenever I take mine out somewhere public, I get tons of questions about it. Frankly, if I were single I’d consider this the second best thing behind a puppy for picking up chicks.
I brought this up to my wife as I was writing this, and she said, “Wow. Guess that says something to the naysayers, huh?” It really does. And although I don’t think my iPad is the coolest device I’ve ever owned, I do use it every day without fail at least once. To me, that makes the purchase price worth it.