said Monday that sales of the iPad have topped 1 million units less
than one month after the touch-screen tablet device first went on sale.
The company released the WiFi version of the iPad on
estimates, and the company cannot fully meet all the demand. The
company plans to launch the device in international markets later this
Most analysts had been expecting Apple to sell
between 1 million and 2 million iPad units for the quarter ending in
June. “One million iPads in 28 days — that’s less than half of the 74
days it took to achieve this milestone with iPhone,” Apple CEO
Jobs said demand continues to outpace supply and that the company “is working hard” to try to produce iPads at a faster rate.
Apple also said iPad users have downloaded more than 12 million applications from the company’s
as well as more than 1.5 million electronic books. The company is
pitching the iPad as an alternative to the popular Kindle e-reader
Other PC makers are readying tablet devices of their own, including
The company recently announced plans to acquire
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