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Two Months, Two Million iPads

Some Memorial Day bragging from Apple (AAPL): The company has sold two million iPads in the past two months.

No other details, of course–specific verbiage is that sales “topped 2 million in less than 60 days”–but we can safely assume that most of those sales were in the U.S., since the device didn’t go on sale internationally until last weekend.

If you like statistics: That’s approximately 33,000 iPads per day, 1,388 iPads per hour and 23 iPads per minute.

And if you want to hear about the iPad from the man himself: Apple CEO Steve Jobs kicks off the D8 conference on Tuesday.

Press release excerpt:

Apple Sells Two Million iPads in Less Than 60 Days

CUPERTINO, Calif., May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple® today announced that iPad(TM) sales have topped two million in less than 60 days since its launch on April 3. Apple began shipping iPad in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK this past weekend. iPad will be available in nine more countries in July and additional countries later this year.

“Customers around the world are experiencing the magic of iPad, and seem to be loving it as much as we do,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We appreciate their patience, and are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone.”


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— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus