Apple claims to have sold 1m iPads

4 May 2010

Apple has revealed it has sold its one-millionth iPad tablet computer, just 28 days after it was introduced on 3 April. The company also revealed that iPad users have already downloaded more than 12 million apps and more than 1m e-books 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,” 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.”

iPad allows users to connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before. Users can browse the web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and much more, all using iPad’s revolutionary Multi-Touch™ user interface.

iPad is 0.5 inches thin and weighs just 1.5 pounds — thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook — and delivers up to 10 hours of battery life.

According to Apple, developers have created more than 5,000 new apps for iPad that take advantage of its Multi-Touch user interface, large screen and high-quality graphics.

iPad will run almost all of the more than 200,000 apps on the App Store, including apps already purchased for the iPhone or iPod touch.

By John Kennedy

Photo: The iPad (above) and Apple CEO Steve Jobs (below)

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years