Apple Sells 1M iPads in 28 Days

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Apple sold one million iPads as of Friday, less than a month since the first WiFi iPad went on sale April 3.
“…that’s less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with iPhone,” said Apple CEO Steve Jobs in a press statement. Shortages of the product may still hamper sales as Jobs noted, “Demand continues to exceed supply and we’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more customers.”
iPad users have downloaded over 12 million apps from the App Store and over 1.5 million ebooks from Apple’s new iBookstore.
The newest, 3G version of the iPad went on sale Friday, April 28 and sold about 300,000 units over the weekend, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster (via AppleInsider). He now thinks his original estimate of 1.3 million iPad sales in the June quarter may be too conservative depending on supplies. Jaffray believes the WiFi/3G model split will be 60 percent for the WiFi only model and 40 percent for the 3G + WiFi model, said Apple Insider.
There are now 5,000 apps specifically for the iPad, although the iPad runs almost all apps designed for the iPhone and iPod touch.
The 3G iPads bear a $130 premium over the WiFi models. They require users buy 3G service, but no contract is necessary.
Source: Apple and AppleInsider

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