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Apple have announced today that iPad sales have passed the two million mark, in less than sixty days since its launch on April 3rd.
iPad sales seem to be continuing at an amazing pace – especially since it has only very recently gone on sale in nine nations outside the US, with nine more due to have it available in July and others later this year.
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Industry analyst Mike Abramsky of RBC Capital Markets is bullish on the iPad, noting that at this early date, Apple is selling more than 200,000 a week of the new device. By comparison, US sales of Macs are hovering at about 110,000 per week and sales of the iPhone 3GS are at about 246,000 per week based on first quarter 2010 sales figures.
The sales numbers for iPad are more impressive each time I see them. Especially considering it is still only on sale in one country – with its first steps into international markets coming up in a little over a week. The same analyst quoted above has also raised his estimate for iPad sales this year from 5 million 8 million. Seems like anywhere in that neighborhood would be a hell of a successful first year.
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Sales of the iPad hit one million last Friday (April 30) – only 28 days after launching, and on the day of the iPad 3G launch.
"One million iPads in 28 days — that’s less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with iPhone," said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, in a statement released Monday. "Demand continues to exceed supply and we’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more customers."
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At the beginning of yesterday’s iPhone OS 4 Preview event, before getting down to the business at hand, Steve Jobs shared a few crazy big iPad numbers with the audience. They included:
— 450,000 sold so far – and that was with Apple stores closed (for Easter) on the Sunday of its initial release weekend. So 450K sold in its first four days on sale.
— 600,000 book downloads in the iBookstore
— Over 3.5 millions apps downloaded already
The thing is, having used the iPad for a week now, I can’t say I’m surprised. :)
More amazing iPad pre-order and pre-sales numbers being reported at the end of this week. Numbers and things that stand out:
- Close to 250,000 pre-orders
- Guesstimates of roughly the same amount of in-store pickup reservations.
- The fact that these estimates do not even include orders from enterprise, schools, or small businesses. I imagine their may well be quite significant iPad interest in those last two sectors at least.
I think these numbers – if they end up being even close to accurate – are just one of a growing number of signs that the iPad is going to be another big hit for Apple.
Source: Fortune via 9to5Mac
From a Wall Street Journal online report today (highlights are mine):
Since the iPad became available for pre-order last Friday, Apple has sold hundreds of thousands of the device, say people familiar with the matter. One of these people said Apple could sell more iPads in its first three months than it sold iPhones in the three months after the smart phone’s debut.
If these reports are accurate, that’s pretty striking stuff. Hundreds of thousands sold in less than a week since pre-orders went live (last Friday morning). Hundreds of thousands sold before the iPad is even available in stores. For a device that I think most Wall Street analysts are predicting to sell around one million in its full first year on the market. Oh, and that prediction that it may sell more than the original iPhone in its first three months – keep in mind iPhone V1 sold over a million in its first 74 days.
Maybe demand for the iPad is just a little bigger than a lot of folks were thinking.
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Wow. It seems the iPad may have some consumer appeal after all – despite those surveys saying nobody except Norwegians was interested in buying it.
Some impressive (reported) numbers floating around about the first day of pre-orders and in-store collection reservations:
— Over 50,000 pre-orders in a two hour period
— Over 90,000 pre-orders after six hours
— Over 40,000 in-store pickup reservations