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Apple sells one million iPads in a month

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-05-03

Apple said on Monday it sold one million of its freshly launched iPad tablet computers in just 28 days, half the time it took for the company to sell the same number of iPhones.

AFP - Apple said on Monday it sold one million of its freshly launched iPad tablet computers in just 28 days, half the time it took for the company to sell the same number of iPhones.

The millionth iPad was sold on Friday, the Cupertino, California-based firm said.

"One million iPads in 28 days -- that's less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with (the) iPhone," Apple CEO Steve Jobs said in a statement.

"Demand continues to exceed supply and we're working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more customers."

The level of demand in the United States alone, where the iPad launched on April 3, forced Apple to announce it would delay the tablet's international release by a month, until late May.

A second version of the iPad, featuring both Wi-Fi and 3G cellular connectivity, went on sale in the United States on Friday.

Both versions of the iPad are expected to go on sale simultaneously in late May in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and Britain.

The much-heralded tablet allows users to watch video, listen to music, play games, surf the Web or read electronic books.

At 499 dollars, the cheapest model is priced to compete directly with Amazon's popular Kindle and users can download e-books from Apple's iBookstore, as well as applications from the online "App" Store.

Apple said users had already downloaded 12 million iPad applications and 1.5 million electronic books.

The company's shares were up 1.06 percent in early morning trading on Wall Street.

Date created : 2010-05-03

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