Apple sells three million iPads in first 80 days

invisibleSHIELD case for iPadApple today announced that it sold its three millionth iPad yesterday, just 80 days after its introduction in the US. iPad is a revolutionary and magical product that allows users to connect with their apps, content and the Internet in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before.

“People are loving iPad as it becomes a part of their daily lives,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, in the press release. “We’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more people around the world, including those in nine more countries next month.”

Developers have created over 11,000 exciting 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 225,000 apps on the App Store, including apps already purchased for your iPhone or iPod touch.

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.

Source: Apple Inc.

MacDailyNews Take: Bloodbath. Revise those iPad unit sales estimates upwards yet again, all ye “analysts.”

As we’ve been saying since analysts began estimating unit sales the day after iPad was unveiled, the anaylsts’ estimates are too low and will have to be revised upward if they want their predictions to be more accurate.

Oh, BTW:
Bill Gates: ‘iPad is not quite there yet… because it has no input’ – June 04, 2010
Bill Gates on Apple iPad: ‘It’s okay’ – April 21, 2010
Bill Gates: ‘There’s nothing on iPad I look at and say, ‘Oh, I wish Microsoft had done it’’ – February 10, 2010


  1. Jus think: We still have the back-to-school and holiday shopping seasons before the year is out.

    As for me, I’m hoping my iMac and iPod touch (even with the crack I put in its screen last weekend) will hold me until iPad G2 (Retina screen, camera and RAM boost would be nice).

  2. iPad production ramping up quickly. 700.000 units in April, 1 Mio in May and 1,5 Mio in June. That make 3,5 Mio iPads in the first quarter and and least 4,5 Mio units in the next quarter and expect some additional sales for the holiday saison. So it´s not out of possibility, that Apple exceed the numbers already in 2010 which analyists predict for 2011.

  3. Enjoying the iPad 3G that I just got from my company for sales on the road. It is fast becoming my go to/main computer; only occasionally do I have to bring out the big guns (Macbook Pro). Most likely, Apple will sell about 12M of these in 2010, with an outside chance of 15M.
    BTW, I’m (slowly) learning to touch type on it!
    Go Apple!!

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