Apple sell 3m iPads in 80 days as demand increases

Apple's iPad sales figures just keep coming, with the Cupertino company announcing that they've moved three million iPads in eighty days.  The news comes after Apple confirmed selling two million of their tablets in sixty days, and suggests that rather than slowing down, demand is actually increasing.

The news includes confirmation from Steve Jobs that iPad availability is set to increase in July 2010.  "We're working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more people around the world," the Apple CEO is quoted as saying, "including those in nine more countries next month."

Meanwhile Apple has also updated its App Store figures, revealing that over 11,000 iPad apps are now available for download.

Press Release:

Apple Sells Three Million iPads in 80 Days

CUPERTINO, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple® today announced that it sold its three millionth iPad(TM) 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."

Developers have created over 11,000 exciting new apps for iPad that take advantage of its Multi-Touch(TM) user interface, large screen and high-quality graphics. iPad will run almost all of the more than 225,000 apps on the App Store, including apps already purchased for your iPhone® or iPod touch®.

Users can browse the web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and much more, all using iPad's revolutionary Multi-Touch user interface. iPad is 0.5 inches thin and weighs just 1.5 pounds–thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook–and delivers up to 10 hours of battery life.*

*Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.