28 days later...1 Million iPads sold

Apple announced on Monday that it had sold 1 Million iPads in just 28 days.

Apple is expected to shift 4 Million iPads by the end of the year according to early estimates from analysts prior to the tablet computers launch on April 3. Apple CEO Steve Jobs was upbeat about the news, "One million iPads in 28 days—that’s less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with iPhone," he said in a statement. Jobs' also confirmed that demand continues to exceed supply chains for the device. According to Job's the company is working hard to "get this magical product into the hands of even more customers."

Apple also confirmed that iPad users have already downloaded over 12 million apps from the App Store and over 1.5 million ebooks from the new iBookstore. Apple launched the 3G iPad version on April 30 in the U.S. and according to early estimates it shipped 300,000 units in the first weekend of sales. The international version of the device is expected to go on sale later this month after a delay due to supply issues.

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SputnikGamer said,

The thing is that from a business stand point. the iPad was a success. They have made their money back and then some and as a company, that is really all that matters.

And the lowering of expectations game continues...

Android fanboys on here seem to be filled with so much hate!. I'm guessing it's because they don't have a google tablet to jizz over yet.

The iPad is a great device(although it can be improved):
Over 10 hours battery life
IPS high quality screen.
Decent weight.
Thousands of developers and lots of media content.
Easy jailbreak.

I will be getting an iPad when it's released in Europe, and probally an android tablet(whenever that will be)

acnpt said,
Android fanboys on here seem to be filled with so much hate!. I'm guessing it's because they don't have a google tablet to jizz over yet.

The iPad is a great device(although it can be improved):
Over 10 hours battery life
IPS high quality screen.
Decent weight.
Thousands of developers and lots of media content.
Easy jailbreak.

I will be getting an iPad when it's released in Europe, and probally an android tablet(whenever that will be)

But Apple reserves the right to block your device if it is jailbroken and has done so in the past.

acnpt said,
Android fanboys on here seem to be filled with so much hate!. I'm guessing it's because they don't have a google tablet to jizz over yet.

The iPad is a great device(although it can be improved):
Over 10 hours battery life
IPS high quality screen.
Decent weight.
Thousands of developers and lots of media content.
Easy jailbreak.

I will be getting an iPad when it's released in Europe, and probally an android tablet(whenever that will be)

Really, a high quality screen with barely the res a TV gives you?
The device is only showing how people will flock to something that has no viable use to them, other than the, I got a new Apple product.

shakey said,

Really, a high quality screen with barely the res a TV gives you?
The device is only showing how people will flock to something that has no viable use to them, other than the, I got a new Apple product.

DO you know what you are talking about? Go and google the PPI of an iPad and TV
the 42inch 1080p TV has about 52PPi (Pixels per inch) while the iPad has 132PPI, so although it has a res of 1024x768 it's quality is much better than most of the bigger screens and monitors out there on the market.

Euphoria said,

DO you know what you are talking about? Go and google the PPI of an iPad and TV
the 42inch 1080p TV has about 52PPi (Pixels per inch) while the iPad has 132PPI, so although it has a res of 1024x768 it's quality is much better than most of the bigger screens and monitors out there on the market.


So can your screen display 720 or 1080p or i? Sorry, can't see what you're saying on such a low res...

shakey said,


So can your screen display 720 or 1080p or i? Sorry, can't see what you're saying on such a low res...


Why would you want to display 720p or 1080p Resolution on a 9 inch screen,.... actually let me rephrase this: why would you want to display 1080p movies on anything less than 37 or even 32inch screen if you are that picky

techbeck said,

But Apple reserves the right to block your device if it is jailbroken and has done so in the past.

Not applicable to this device unless you get the wireless ones.

I would sport an iPad if i had the extra cash lying around. And I'm not an Apple fanboy although I can't help it if my company issues its employees iPhones.

Well that's 1 million happy owners. Being on a website addressed to enthusiasts though , you can get rid of the shallow argument ' people are buying it , they're not wrong' .
Unless you're watching 4:3 movies , well there's a problem ! For this price point , it should be what it's advertised , a versatile MEDIA product .
Related to the 1st point , of what I am aware , 720p content can't be played back. Also deriving from this , some more space wouldn't hurt. Even the flagship edition has quite limiting quota .
3rdly , wi-fi is fiddly . This is what I've observed in toying with it for 2 hours .
Otherwise , it's a quality product , with a long battery life and content - wise has a flexible approach .

seems like Apple fanboys will buy anything. next year Apple is coming out with toilet paper called iWipe and its expected to sell a million in first week.

SputnikGamer said,

Look mommy! I can do it too!
/start trolling
Better than the windows version that is loaded with viruses like gonorrhea
/end trolling

Nobody brought up viruses. If you've got nothing to add to the discussion, you're the troll by posting this drivel.

NeoTrunks said,

Nobody brought up viruses. If you've got nothing to add to the discussion, you're the troll by posting this drivel.

dont get your panties in a bunch. i ment to reply to the person you replied to and thanks for the report captain obvious. over course my post was a troll post. did you miss the more than obvious part where it says that i was starting to troll followed a bit later by the end trolling part?

Oh boy, 1 million. It's amazing how many sheep will gladly rush out and throw away their money for the latest and greatest, priced well more than it's actually worth, apple product.

I had to go to my local FedEx office on Friday to pick up a replacement phone (ENV3) from my carrier and was holding my "You were not home when we tried to deliver" slip and was asked before they looked at it if I was pickup an iPad as well.

There was someone there who was getting his and as the guy was returning with our packages, he casually mentioned to the customer next to me that they had just over 200 iPads delivered on Friday. These were not for retail either, just private parties which had ordered them. I was sort of surprised that in my town which is a 99.5% PC and .5% Apple community that there were so many for that day alone.

No surprise on the total sales though.

Lets see those numbers stay that strong, which isn't really strong either. Give it a couple more months, and sales will decrease a ton. Who wants to wager 5 on that?

shakey said,
Lets see those numbers stay that strong, which isn't really strong either. Give it a couple more months, and sales will decrease a ton. Who wants to wager 5 on that?

In fact, it is the trouble, those numbers are not strong right now.

Ipad sold 300k units the very first day and now is about 5k-6k x day. Hype is gone then sales are gone too.


People hate the iPad because of its price, nothing else really. Itself is a good product, specially for playing those dumb games.... but..... the price....

Jose_49 said,
People hate the iPad because of its price, nothing else really. Itself is a good product, specially for playing those dumb games.... but..... the price....

I'll give you that. The price is what is holding me back. I can't justify that cost for what it offers at the time being. That in no way means that it sucks.

Bravo Apple! I can understand why the iPad is selling well. It's a bigger iPod Touch with a better CPU/GPU and big enough to be a good ebook device. People pay for a Kindle after all...

This one is all colors, last for 10 hours, something Netbook can't do, it's multi-touch and can play video upto 720p, surf the Web without anoying Flash. Good device all in all.

ishtar said,
It is a failure I would expect at least 20 or 30 million to be sold maybe some arn't as stupid as i thought...

Good thing you are not in charge of any companies futures or in a position to say whats a failure or not. If they all operated on the basis of only make something that will sky rocket in sales, we would never have the devices the slowly push the market forward. You kind of thinking is the backwards thinking that got us stuck on XP and IE6 for so long.

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