Apple sells 1 million iPads

One month after first model is introduced, Apple announces sales milestone for its tablet device; 3G models already selling out after going on sale last Friday.

Apple on Monday said it sold its 1 millionth iPad last Friday with the introduction of the iPad 3G model.

The company didn't say how many iPads of each model were sold, but we do know that on April 8 during the iPhone OS 4 event, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said the company had sold 450,000 iPads, so sales have remained brisk. The first model of the iPad, known as the Wi-Fi-only model for its most notable difference from the new 3G version, hit the market April 3.

The iPad is the latest hardware hit for Apple.

Ahead of Apple's announcement, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said he believes Apple sold about 300,000 iPad 3Gs in its opening weekend of sales. In fact, many of the Apple retail stores that Munster checked on Sunday afternoon had already sold out of the 3G models.

In all, it took Apple 28 days to reach the 1 million mark in iPad sales. The company also said that iPad customers have downloaded more than 12 million apps and more than 1.5 million e-books from the iBookstore since the launch on April 3.

The iPad's Wi-Fi-only version costs $499 for 16GB of memory, $599 for 32GB, and $699 for 64GB. The Wi-Fi/3G edition costs $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB, and $829 for 64GB.

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Death_Masta187
Death_Masta187

Please buy my product instead. its called the iKick. you pay me half of what the 16Gb Ipad costs and I kick you in the junk. Same experience for half the cost. whos first?

xblane
xblane

@WorknMan So I read why you'd like it... they'd all be reasons I wouldn't want to use it... just my opinion.

maxwell97
maxwell97

Personally, I think gamers should be excited by the iPad. I've been very impressed with the quality of games on the iPod Touch, and so far the iPad launch titles seem to beat the snot out of some consoles we've seen (*cough* PS2 *cough*). It may be a bit overpriced, but it's got a 1024x768 multitouch screen with great image quality, which can't be too cheap. Maybe if someone released some good games for the PSP, and priced them at $15 as they are on the App Store, the iPad wouldn't seem like such an attractive option...

Normedia
Normedia

wow...lotsa haters here. but the fact of the matter is with such a rapid install base (and thats just here in the US) it sure to give game developers wet dreams. EA, Sega, Ubisoft just to name a few are already heavily invested in it. And Ipad just happens to be a awesome gaming platform, graphics are in someone in between a DC and Gamecube. By this time next year there will probably be 10-15 million Ipads sold in the US alone.

andrew_ribbons
andrew_ribbons

That is just sick. Apple selling a $200 item for $500. So essentially it's a cheap piece of junk, a large iPod Touch with a few extra hyped novelties. I cannot believe so many idiots, even apple idiots, would buy this kind of rip off. 16GB of memory? Well whoop de do, that won't get filled up in 2 seconds flat.

sam4545
sam4545

1 million sales from pure hype...

TheBatFreak777
TheBatFreak777

It's stunning to me, well maybe not, that people would pay so much money for this overpriced gizmo. You can get a beautiful netbook for a fraction of the price and it comes with so much more. Who really cares if you can touch the screen and flip pages in a virtual book you're reading to your little child? I can do that quite easily with many of the books I already have that we got for like $1 a piece. lol Don't get me wrong, I think Apple has done some really great things for the technology industry over the years but you have to pay a premium for it.(particularly their computers)

Simsyas
Simsyas

...how the HELL did they do that?

MetalZombieII
MetalZombieII

@lamprey263, Don't hold your breath on the inclusion of Flash, Jobs (aka. Mr. Ego) has flat out stated that none of the touch products will ever support Flash, as he considers it archaic tech and a security risk and not worthy of Apples "forward thinking, cutting edge tech". So unless Jobs goes, which isn't likely, it will never happen. As far as whether I will ever buy one, maybe after the next redesign and only if it is significantly more powerful, has a larger drive and has an OLED screen, which would have a side affect of reduce power consumption and improve visual quality.

lamprey263
lamprey263

they're selling really well, I thought that when they were gonna come out they'd be twice as expensive as they currently are, I'm really impressed, and the best thing is that as time passes they're justing going to get better and cheaper, I can see myself getting one in the near future, hopefully when they're around $400, have larger storage space and allow Flash

WorknMan
WorknMan

@acsam12304 "i rather use my hands and hold a over sized itouch all the time to watch TV r movies. and not relax on my sofa kick back and free and enjoy my TV." I meant holding an iPad and surfing the web (or whatever) WHILE kicked back watching TV on your big screen. That's gonna be easier than with a netbook, and easier to see/navigate on a smartphone.

gamerpipe
gamerpipe

hahahaha. 1 million people would bang their heads for having no flash and no java enabled device. while my old worthless Nokia is

Jshaw71
Jshaw71

i wouldn't turn this down as a gift, i would be confused, but would accept it... i might get one when i see one used, i might pick it up esp if the place has layaway, but brand new? no thanks, i already have an ipod touch, after about 3 years of wanting to get one, i am not wanting to replace it, anytime soon, i wana get some milage off this, thing...

acsam12304
acsam12304

i heard that apple will try to release a what its called a apple brain chip. yeah it will cost you $500+ and they do is plant a apple brain chip into people. and makes them into a real apple robot

acsam12304
acsam12304

@WorknMan yup you got it really man you do. i rather use my hands and hold a over sized itouch all the time to watch TV r movies. and not relax on my sofa kick back and free and enjoy my TV. i really love to just have my ipad flat on my desk and look down on it through out the whole TV show or movie. RIGHT ON MAN ipad rules! it makes you look stupid and makes your life a lot harder to just sit on a chair and look straight to a laptop and be hand free. or to be relaxed on a sofa hands free.

untouchables111
untouchables111

I don't think I have use for this since I already own an iPhone I really can't see what this would do for me. If the price goes way down like 2-300 then we can talk. I guess me being brain dead. That's ok. I glade some of u have cleared that up because I was really not sure of that. Huh who would of thought knowing quality, works like it's supposed to, and I don't have to be a computer smart arse to work it means u buy apple and are braindead. Guess for me I just like the fact that my iPhone and iMac work and do everything I want it to do.

inferno394
inferno394

@workman Just like u said, "braindead" easy to use. Only Brain-dead people buy apple's overpriced pc's because they don't have enough brains to pay less and do more with a regular pc.

WorknMan
WorknMan

For those of you who haven't figured out the appeal of this thing, let me clue you in: - Why not just get a netbook instead? Because the iPad is braindead easy to use and just works right out of the box. And believe it or not, some people actually like that kind of thing! They don't have the same kinds of issues that normally go along with PCs (such as the crapplets that install on it wrecking the system, driver issues, etc), plus the closed off nature of the iPad ensures that folks don't have to constantly be worried about malware. Sure, it's not for your average geek, but for your average Joe Sixpack who just wants to do the basics, it is perfect. Besides if you're kicked back on a recliner and want to surf the web while watching TV, which would you rather have, a netbook or one of these things? - It's an oversized iPod Touch So? Again, if you were in a recliner and surfing the web (or whatever), would you rather do it on 3-4 inch screen or a 10 inch screen? The very fact that it's bigger definitely makes it more appealing as a scaled-down laptop than an ipod touch, even if it's less portable. - It doesn't have Flash Good on it! If it means we have less Flash on the web as a result, then I'll be a happy camper. I just bought a Droid Incredible, and I'm looking for a Flashblock plugin for the browser :)

Slagar
Slagar

@glennvolio couldn't have said it better.

glennvolio
glennvolio

Gotta love the iSheep. They'll buy anything with an Apple logo on it. And with it being public knowledge that Apple will be releasing a better iPad well before the release of the first one, why did people buy this in the first place? It's almost a paid beta test. Quite sad really.

fetusfart18
fetusfart18

Why? Thats all I can think while reading this article....

Harasx3
Harasx3

I'm gonna wait for the price to inevitably go down.

Flint247
Flint247

I used an iPad in Best Buy the other week. It was neat and all, but I have to be honest, it was too similar to iPhone/iPod Touch. I am not saying this to be a hater, but that's what I saw and used. If I were to buy an iPhone/iPod Touch or an iPad, I would get the iPhone/iPod Touch.

sleepyj327
sleepyj327

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doolf101
doolf101

It's very expensive for a very limited piece of hardware and no flash support.

thalazy
thalazy

@reree746 Making your penis bigger...there's an app for that

deathstream
deathstream

@reeree746 You are so wrong. It is a babe magnet. And they get too distracted to notice the size of anything but the screen.

deathstream
deathstream

@maverick_76 The top end model is too expensive, I agree. I have a 16 GB wi-fi model and it was worth the $500 for me. More than 16 GB would be nice, but with the iTunes integration, shifting apps on and off of the device is relatively painless. Another thing to remember about the price is that smartphones are only cheap because of two year service plans. The iPad requires none. The 3G is an extra $130, but the data plans are at least half of what other data plans cost and without the contract. The 3G will pay for itself in a few months of use. But, no doubt, Apple is making a ton on this thing.

reeree746
reeree746

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deathstream
deathstream

@fontendet Bravo!!! I concur. I went back and self moderated many of my posts. I either deleted them or removed the unnecessary parts. It bothers me that so many people have nothing better to do than troll forums and try to anger people who have found something they enjoy. I was wrong to take the bait. Two wrongs do not make a right. I apologize to all who witnessed my bad side. But I have found my iPad to be incredibly useful, if somewhat overpriced.

maverick_76
maverick_76

Like I said before I don't care where you spend your money, but I just can't wrap my head around why someone would spend up to $900 on this? Maybe if I was able to blow that money without regard I would be singing a different tune......

kweeni
kweeni

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deathstream
deathstream

@freema They sell scratch protectors, but it is a lot harder to apply them to the bigger screen without bubbles.

thalazy
thalazy

WTF? NOOOOOOOOOO. Apple raped my Grandma. I am so pissed I am going to off myself. Lol! If you don't like it, don't buy it. People who bought it did so for whatever reason they felt like. Me I wanted a big giant iPod touch, didn't want a netbook because I just bought a Sony Vaio F11 this year. Enjoying it and I could care less if it's not revolutionary nor the cheapest device on the planet. I get to enjoy touch screen at it's finest and enjoys apps on a bigger screen. The iPad sucks so bad that HP canceled the Slate and Microsoft has no intentions of releasing the courier. Down with anything that is popular and that some people like because as you all know they are wrong and stupid and must be punished.

fontendet
fontendet

People stop insulting others! This is just ridiculous! Is there some kind of kinder garden or what? Moderator, stop sleeping and start browsing this! At least a bunch of users here must be banned for break the rules of commenting.

smAshfanatik
smAshfanatik

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freema
freema

I gotta give iPad one thing. Which it probably does exceedingly well. As an internet porn browser it is unrivaled. For that reason they need to start selling iPod-style scratch protectors for it soon.

maverick_76
maverick_76

I...just....why? You can buy a netbook that does everything and more for 1/2 the price! With better battery life deathstream!

thetravman
thetravman

This is more pathetic than the Stimulus Package results. Who keeps buying this overpriced crap?

deathstream
deathstream

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OneBadLT123

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deathstream
deathstream

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deathstream

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TXMostWanted
TXMostWanted

I'll wait 'till the 2G iPad comes out...by then, their will be major support for the tablet, it'll probably come w/ a camera, and the design will probably be more sleek (the black frame on the front makes it look tacky). AND it'll be cheaper, no doubt about it. Here's hoping to a great success for the iPad

deathstream
deathstream

@Joker_851 I have a wifi-only. Where I live, I am lucky if I can get 3 bars on a cellphone. I would imagine that 3G would be impossible.

deathstream
deathstream

@svaubel No, they are thumbing down anyone who says anything even slightly positive about the iPad. As for the moron comment, grow up.