Surprise, Surprise: Only 2 million iPads Sold In 59 Days!
Apple has announced just a short while back that it has sold only two million iPads till now despite of the international launch in nine countries. If they have sold 1 million iPads in 28 days in U.S alone then there is nothing surprising about selling 2 million iPads in 59 days with few hundred thousands sold outside US. This hasn’t come like a bolt from the blue. They have also announced that the iPad will be also coming to nine more countries by July and they haven’t yet spilled the names of those countries (may be India is included in it). Apple has said typically in their style about this feat.
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
There are many ways people are framing the figure of 2 million iPads in 59 days. I will list down a few from across the web to make it more astonishing than it looks like.
On Average Apple is selling 35k iPad’s a day; 250k a week and 1 million a month.
I took 2 years for Apple to sell 2 two-millionth iPod and four months to sell the two-millionth iPhone.
Apple is selling its tablet computer (iPad) at the blistering rate of one every 2.5 seconds.
Apple has generated more than 1 billion in revenue from iPads till now.
The apps for iPad are not increasing as fast as they should be but in fact they remain intact at 5000. One month back, Apple announced that there are 5000 apps for iPad and one month later there are still over 5000 apps in App store.
Just wait for the time when iPad will touch the one billion mark, then may be I will get surprised!