Apple has managed to sell over one million “magical” and shiny iPads after just 28 days on the market.
In addition, iPad users have already downloaded more than 12 million apps from the App Store and over 1.5 million ebooks from the new iBookstore.
“One million iPads in 28 days—that’s less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with iPhone,” trumpeted Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
“Demand continues to exceed supply and we’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more customers.”
Meanwhile, Dan Moren of Macworld noted that one million units sold “would seem to validate” the iPad as a successful product.
“The original iPhone may be a good barometer for the iPad’s success, though it’s worth noting that subsequent versions such as the iPhone 3G and the iPhone 3GS each hit the same milestone in their first weekend. But the iPad, even more so than the iPhone, is a device in an unproven, entirely novel category, which makes the accomplishment all the more impressive,” wrote Moren.
“[However], we’ll have to wait until Apple’s next quarterly results in July to see how it plays out for the company’s bottom line, but until then, have no fear: analysts will no doubt fill that vacuum with endless amounts of speculation.”