Apple's iPad crossed the one million sold threshold over the weekend, according to Apple. That makes 300,000 iPad 3Gs according to estimates, and the other 700,00 or so wi-fi only iPads.
“One million iPads in 28 days—that’s less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with iPhone. Demand continues to exceed supply and we’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more customers,” said Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
Sounds impressive, no? Steve Jobs is quick to point out that the iPad is selling faster than the iPhone, but The Register calls him out on this, saying that the iPhone 3GS reached that mark in 3 days, not one month. The iPad might be in less demand than the the iPhone. Sounds like iPad PR spin.
Still, everyone seems to want an iPad. And everything that goes with it. So far, 12 million apps from the App Store and 1.5 million ebooks from new iBookstore have been sold through the iPad.
One big plus with the iPad is the new focus on the album, a chance to make music interactive and visual and engaging again, in the age of one-off song downloads. It lets iPad users immerse themselves in videos, photos, liner notes, and animated lyrics. Kind of makes the halcyon days of loving old scratchy vinyl and digging into the record's liner notes seem as archaic as a black and white movie. It's called the iTunes LP, and is available to anyone with iTunes, but the iPad is one of the best places to experience it.
So will you be the 1,00,001st iPad buyer?