Apple have announced their latest iPad sales figures, and the tablet’s international debut last week has helped topple another milestone figure. Two million iPads have been sold in under 60 days, since the slate’s launch in the US on April 3rd.
Apple had previously confirmed that they sold over one million iPads back on May 3rd, less than a month after the tablet had hit US shelves. According to the Cupertino company’s press release, there are still issues with meeting consumer demand; “We appreciate [would-be buyers] patience,” Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, is quoted as saying, “and are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone.”
Unlike the first announcement, Apple have not provided an update on the number of iPad apps downloaded or indeed the number of iBooks titles downloaded.
Apple Sells Two Million iPads in Less Than 60 Days
CUPERTINO, Calif., May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple® today announced that iPad(TM) sales have topped two million in less than 60 days since its launch on April 3. Apple began shipping iPad in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK this past weekend. iPad will be available in nine more countries in July and additional countries later this year.
“Customers around the world are experiencing the magic of iPad, and seem to be loving it as much as we do,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We appreciate their patience, and are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone.”
iPad allows users to connect with their apps, content and the Internet in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before. 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(TM) 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.*
Developers have created over 5,000 exciting new apps for iPad that take advantage of its Multi-Touch user interface, large screen and high-quality graphics. iPad will run almost all of the more than 200,000 apps on the App Store, including apps already purchased for your iPhone® or iPod touch®.
*Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.