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Apple Sold Three Million iPads Already

Apple has just published a press statement stating that they sold more than three million iPad devices within 80 days of its introduction in the US but the company did not state how many iPad have been sold in the eight other countries where the "revolutionary and magical" product went on sale.

Steve Jobs, Apple's charismatic CEO, stressed the fact that the company was "working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more people around the world, including those in nine more countries next month" and that people were "loving iPad as it becomes a part of their daily lives".

More than 11,000 native iPad apps have already been released for the platform with the rest of the 225,000 or so iPhone OS apps being compatible - to a certain extent - with the iPad. On the 31st of May, Apple said that it had sold two million iPads and reached the one million iPad milestone on the 3rd of May 2010.

This means that the first million iPad were sold within four weeks (35,700 units per day) and the next million in exactly the same amount of time. However, the third million however was way faster, in little more than three weeks at the rate of 45450 per day.

ITProPortal has also launched a contest inviting prospective and current iPad owners to get up to £500 worth of iPad accessories (including iPad Apps and Apple iTunes Credit) simply by submitting the list of accessories they'd like to have. Simples!!

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.