Apple Selling .434 iPads Per Second
Some more iPad trumpet-blowing from Apple: The company sold three million iPads as of Monday–80 days after the U.S. launch. That’s approximately 37,500 iPads a day–1,562 per hour, 26 per minute and .434 per second.
“People are loving iPad as it becomes a part of their daily lives,” CEO Steve Jobs said in a statement. “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.”
The current pace of iPad sales means Apple (AAPL) appears on track to blow the doors off most analyst estimates. Earlier this year, Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi predicted sales would hit five million units in the first year, while Morgan Stanley (MS) analyst Katy Huberty was looking for more than six million. More recently, RBC Capital Markets analyst Mike Abramsky bullishly predicted sales of eight million, which at this point seem entirely realistic.
The official release below.
Apple Sells Three Million iPads in 80 Days
CUPERTINO, California–June 22, 2010–Apple® 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. “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.
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