Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

DEBATE

Gaza: A Truce At All Costs?

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Central African Republic: Brazzaville ceasefire talks deliver fragile deal

Read more

FOCUS

Sluggish tourist season in Crimea

Read more

ENCORE!

Bartabas : Mixing Christ with Spanish music and dancing horses

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Shifts in the propaganda war waged between Israelis and Palestinians

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

French MPs face quandary in pro-Palestinian rallies

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Yezid Sayigh, Senior Associate at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut

Read more

#TECH 24

Mind the Gender Gap : getting more women into the tech sector

Read more

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Bolivian children: heading to work aged 10

Read more

  • France sending military unit to located Algerian plane crash site

    Read more

  • France says missing Algerian plane 'probably crashed'

    Read more

  • Deadly strike on UN shelter in Gaza Strip

    Read more

  • Pope meets with Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death for apostasy

    Read more

  • Algerian jet vanishes: 'We should eliminate the missile hypothesis'

    Read more

  • Italy’s Nibali cruises to easy victory in 18th stage of Tour de France

    Read more

  • Iraqi parliament elects moderate Kurd as president

    Read more

  • US, European aviation agencies lift travel restrictions to Tel Aviv

    Read more

  • No end to fighting until Israel ends Gaza blockade, Hamas says

    Read more

  • Two foreign women shot dead in western Afghanistan

    Read more

  • At least 60 killed in attack on prison convoy near Baghdad

    Read more

  • Cycling is ‘winning the war on doping,’ says expert

    Read more

  • Ceasefire agreed for Central African Republic

    Read more

  • Can Jew-kissing-Arab selfie give peace a viral chance?

    Read more

  • Botched Arizona execution takes nearly two hours

    Read more

Business

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

  • TECHNOLOGY

    iTunes films catalogue expands to France, Ireland

    Read more

  • TECHNOLOGY

    The Apple iPad's technological 'revolution'

    Read more

  • TECHNOLOGY

    It’s here! The iPad hits stores across the US

    Read more

COMMENT(S)