Crazy iPad Numbers: October 2014 Edition

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iPad Outsells PCs

One thing you can always count on at an Apple event is that we’ll hear a lot of crazy big numbers about Apple products. Todays event was no exception and of course there were plenty of crazy iPad numbers in the mix.

Here are the ones that stood out for me:

As shown in the slide above, in the 12 months that just ended at the end of Q3 2014 the iPad outsold the total number of PCs sold by any of the world’s leading computer makers. 70 million iPads were sold in that timeframe; Lenovo came closest to matching the iPad – but they’re still behind by 13 million units.

Apple has sold 225 million iPads in total, in the roughly four and half years since the original iPad was released.

There have been more iPads sold in its first 4 years than any other past Apple product.

There are now more than 675,000 iPad apps in the App Store.

The iPad mini Retina has an ‘unbelievable’ 100% customer satisfaction rating.

And one final one: graphics are said to be 180 times faster on the new iPad Air 2 than on the original iPad.


Patrick Jordan

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