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May 03, 2010

IPhone -Apple Sells 1 Million iPads, Blows Past Competition with 12 Million Apps Downloaded


Despite reported network issues, lack of Flash and a delayed international release, Apple’s (News - Alert) iPad is doing quite well in the product market.

In fact, last Friday, April 30, Apple sold its one millionth iPad, the company announced in a press release this morning.

While the iPad provider could not be immediately reached for further elaboration or comment, the major selling mark came just 28 days after its introduction to the market on April 3, 2010. Not too shabby.

Steve Jobs (News - Alert), Apple’s CEO, who posted a lovely rank about why Flash was not necessary on the product – which must’ve hit home with some people – said that the rapid success is less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with iPhone (News - Alert).

“Demand continues to exceed supply and we’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more customers,” Jobs said. 

In addition to the drastic purchasing count, Apple also reported that iPad users have already downloaded over 12 million apps from the App Store and over 1.5 million ebooks from the new iBookstore. Apparently, Kindle and Nook manufacturers are getting quite a run for their money, despite the bulkier size and lack of certain features.


Kelly McGuire is a TMCnet Web editor, covering CRM and workforce technologies, and anchor of its daily TMC Newsroom video broadcast. Kelly also writes about eco-friendly "green" technologies and smart grids, compiling TMCnet's weekly e-Newsletters on those topics, as well as the cable industry. To read more of Kelly's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Kelly McGuire
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