28 Days, 1 Million iPads

Well that was quick.

Just 28 days from its introduction, Apple has announced that they sold the millionth iPad this past Friday, on 3G launch day. I think the most telling quote of this whole situation comes from Steve himself:

“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.”

So what does that mean for Apple fans? It means that the iPad – the product that many people thought was going to be a huge flop – is a hit.

Of course, this does bring back memories from January 17th. There were quite a few doubters out there, those who not only didn’t like the iPad, but didn’t think it had a place it the homes of people worldwide. Looks like not only were they wrong, but it looks like there really is a new segment in the computing industry.

Now let’s see how long it takes until they hit 5 million.

Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.


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