Apples latest smash hit is the iPad, selling two million iPads in less than 60 days (59 to be exact). Apple originally sold 300k units in the first day and one million iPads in 28 days, after releasing in the United States.
The iPad went on sale internationally last week in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK, with nine more countries coming in July, and additional countries later this year. Apple announced their iPad back in January, and eventually the WiFi only model hit store shelves on April 3rd. The WiFi + 3G model later followed on April 30th.
“Customers around the world are experiencing the magic of iPad, and seem to be loving it as much as we do,” Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, said after announcing they had sold two million iPads worldwide.
Although the device had some issues shortly after launch where consumers were having difficulties using the WiFi on some routers and USB charging issues, the iPad appeal has been strong with consumers, outselling Macs 2:1.