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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001


Apple today announced that it has reached one million iPads sold in the 28 days since the launch of Wi-Fi models in early April. iPad users have also downloaded over 12 million apps and over 1.5 million eBooks during that time.
"One million iPads in 28 days -- that's less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with iPhone," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "Demand continues to exceed supply and we're working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more customers."
Apple offered no indication in its press release of sales of Wi-Fi + 3G iPad models, which went on sale in the U.S. last Friday.

Apple previously announced that it had sold 300,000 iPads on the first day of sales of Wi-Fi-only models. Less than a week after that launch, Jobs noted at the company's iPhone OS 4 media event that it had passed 450,000 in iPad sales.

Tracking site Chikita estimated last week that Apple had sold its one millionth iPad even before the 3G-capable models went on sale.

Article Link: Apple Reaches iPad Milestone: One Million Sold


macrumors 65816
Dec 1, 2005
Ok, everyone please just stop buying iPads. Its a piece of crap. No one needs it !!!!!

(hopefully we international customers will get it sooner if idiots in US stop buying it :eek::D)


macrumors 68000
Apr 17, 2008
And this with the first generation, imagine when the second comes out with video conference. :apple::cool:


macrumors 6502
Sep 7, 2003
Dominican Republic
and just wait till the rest of the world gets the opportunity to have them at their local Apple Reseller Store. I have a waiting list in my store with pre-paid iPads and we don't even have a date yet!


macrumors regular
Feb 6, 2010
iPad crazy

I'm getting my Mom the Wi-Fi iPad for her birthday (other family members are helping out) and I'm buying the 3G one to go back to school (Maybe for my birthday!):cool:

You have to go play with one of these before you judge. It's really quite slick and responsive. It makes even more sense if you only have a desktop. Can't see getting one if you have a laptop and a smart phone. Unless you replace the smart phone with it.:D

On a side note, I was really impressed with the MacBook Air as well. It's definitely too expensive and not very powerful, but it looks and feels amazing. The weight is really evenly distributed throughout the casing, so that it feels even lighter than its estimated 3lbs.:)


macrumors 6502a
Mar 11, 2009
under your bed
It really is amazing considering that it's very similar to the iPhone and today's economy, but then again maybe the iPad will create a magical recovery of the economy as well


macrumors 68000
Jan 13, 2008
How many iPad sales are to developers?

I would guess 50,000-100,000 considering a)iPad is inexpensive, b)developers like to have 2 of everything for testing/QA purposes and c)the iPad was not available to them before launch, d)there are at least 50,000 iPhone/iPad developers ("developer" defined as a person, not a company) out there.



macrumors G4
Feb 5, 2009
Anyone with more imagination than a rock would have foreseen this outcome from the very start.

There's nothing surprising about it. The insane potential of this device is obvious.


macrumors regular
Mar 21, 2007
and just wait till the rest of the world gets the opportunity to have them at their local Apple Reseller Store. I have a waiting list in my store with pre-paid iPads and we don't even have a date yet!
How many of those 1 million iPad's sold are no longer in the US ? Apple pretends they didn't launch globally, but obviously they did. Only difference is that us non-US customers are getting screwed due to the extra costs associated with importing them.

Come one Apple, next time launch globally or don't launch at all.


macrumors G4
Feb 5, 2009
Hehe. Of course someone wrote this....I wonder if they are shivering in the cold yet?

From that article:

All this will have come about because Apple have done the R&D and released a product that’s been instantly derided as ugly and not what people want. If I were Steve Ballmer today, I’d be splashing out on an extra skiing holiday.



Ahahahahahahahahahahahahah !


macrumors 68000
Nov 20, 2007
The iPad is widely and readily available here in Asia. Not sure how they wangled their supply, but I can buy one off the shelf, (not from any official Apple affiliate), any time I want - there are that many here.

I wonder if the international sales will match/exceed expectations, as seemingly the door is open now already.


macrumors 6502a
Nov 22, 2007
I really didn't expect the iPad to sell so well out of the gate. This is terrific news for Apple fans (are there any left on this site?), factor it in with the complete lack of competition and Apple should be able to get a huge foot in the door before others release their first device.
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