This afternoon Apple has suggested that they’ve sold more iPads in the product’s first four years of availability than any other product. Even the iPhone, Apple’s best-selling product, didn’t reach the sales numbers the iPad did in its first four years in its own first four years. Adoption of the iPad was a lot easier to accomplish than the iPhone – no data costs, after all. Now Apple’s quest must be how to replace those iPads – what’s a new iPad when you already have one, after all?
Tim Cook took the stage this morning to say that “We’ve sold more iPads in the first four years than we’ve sold of any product in history.” They sold 225 million iPads in the first four years the iPad was a product.
“As you look around, iPad is everywhere.” – Tim Cook
In classrooms, in homes, and in professional settings. Everyone knows what the iPad is, and everyone strives to attain one if they want a tablet device. Even Eric Cartman.
They’ve even outsold PCs, according to their latest data on iPad sales VS PC sales from the top-selling manufacturers. Cook also suggests that they’ve got 100% customer satisfaction – quite astounding, yes?
And with 675,000 apps available for the iPad specifically, Apple is in a great place to create more. So they’ll bring on the iPad Air 2. Stay tuned for more information on SlashGear’s Apple hub!