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1 Million iPads Sold in 1 Month

Apple has announced that it has sold one million iPads after just four weeks of sales. This is a remarkable achievement considering the amount of criticism the device received after its launch, in response to the massive excitement and publicity generated by the gadget, shortly before 03 April.

By comparison, these figures reveal that the iPad is selling faster than the iPhone did, by month, when it was released and that it could become even more successful than the iPhone especially if sales continue in a similar fashion. Furthermore, results of its first month show that users have already downloaded about 12 million apps (applications) as well as 1.5 million digital books (a food for thought for would-be publishers).

However, Apple faces serious challenges if it is to achieve similar success rates outside the United States. As a result of the delay in worldwide iPad sales until late May, other manufacturers, having observed the accomplishment of the iPad in America, are beginning to unveil early versions of their own tablet computers. Consequently, consumers could be overwhelmed by a wide range of tablet PC choices, by the time Apple’s iPad finally reach their shores.

Talking Point

How long are you willing to wait for an iPad? If you have an option, would you buy a different tablet PC?

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10 Comments

  1. IPad is the latest technology in town, and I think it is selling so fast because of the success iphone recode in the market.

    I said in one of my comment in one of the post on ipad that, Apple will run out of stock, if iPad is to be release worldwide.

    1. You were right when you said Apple would run out of stock if the devices were sold worldwide. Hence the postponement of worldwide sales for a little longer.

  2. Well!!! this is not a matter of surprise as the device offers so many features to the users & that also in reasonable price. After the success of iphone they have not let their users down with the technology they provide & again came back with one more technology.
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  3. Almost got an iPad but my wife returned if before I could get my hands on it. It’s ok though, I would probably want to hold out and see what other manufacturers have to offer. The iPad is pretty sleek and I do like using it but it’s a long way from being a replacement to your computer. I do not like the fact that you can not multitask on it and the non-flash support is getting ridiculous. What is Apple’s problem? Flash is one of the most used formats on the web and for Apple to not adopt it into their products at this point is amazing. According to TechCunch, Flash will be available in future releases but I’ve heard that rumor before for the iPhone.

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