Apple Sells 3 Million iPads in Under Three Months

It's been just 80 days since the iPad went on sale and in those 80 days, Apple has sold three million units. Apple announced its 'one million unit' landmark at 28 days and revealed it had sold two million iPads before the two month mark. Apple yesterday announced that it had sold its three millionth iPad on Monday.

"People are loving iPad as it becomes a part of their daily lives," said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. "We’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more people around the world, including those in nine more countries next month."

Though it certainly sounds impressive, Wired's Charlie Sorrell points out that though this three million milestone is technically 10 days ahead of schedule, Apple launched the iPad oversees a couple of weeks back so they should actually have sold more, or at least hit three million sooner than they did.

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  • sstym
    Even if you don't like Steve Jobs, Apple and/or their products, you have to admire their business savvy, and how they are able to create a captive audience that will buy their products regardless of what they are actually capable of doing.
    Their ability to convince people that they must buy Apple products to be cool and that, in contrast, competitor products are terminally unhip is almost preternatural.

    My hat off to Apple.

    But not my wallet.
  • sliem
    Soon, these buyers will regret their purchase. I give them a year.
  • halls
    He's still calling it magical?
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  • maydaynomore
    The only positive thing about this is that many other companies are going to want a piece of that pie.
  • dextermat
    soon 3 million RMA, recalls anyone?
  • sliem
    Soon, these buyers will regret their purchase. I give them a year.