“Apple announced on Monday that it has sold more than 1 million iPads since its announcement on January 27,” Carl Howe blogs for The Yankee Group. “I’m counting since January 27 only because pre-orders are included; the reality is the most of those sales and deliveries have been in the last 30 days.”
MacDailyNews Note: iPad pre-orders began on March 12th, not January 27. [Thanks, Steveeee.]
Howe continues, “Assuming that rate continues in May (and because even Apple Stores keep running out of stock that seems likely), we’ll see Apple having sold about 1.5 million units by the end of May. Average sales prices seem to be in the $645 range (16 GByte WiFi and 64GByte 3G units seem to be the top sellers).”
Howe writes, “Do the math, and we discover a quite remarkable number: Apple’s iPad will likely take the crown for the fastest consumer product growth to the $1 billion revenue mark in history, taking less than 120 days from announcement to reach that milestone.”
MacDailyNews Note: Measuring not from the announcement, but from when the product hit the market for pre-orders, Apple actually will accomplish it in just 80 days (from March 12, when iPad pre-orders began, to May 31st, around when Howe estimates they’ll hit the $1 billion milestone).
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Judge Bork” and “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]