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Apple Sells Two Million iPads In Under 60 Days

     
2:24 pm on May 31, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Apple Sells Two Million iPads In Under 60 Days [apple.com]
Apple today announced that iPad sales have topped two million in less than 60 days since its launch on April 3. Apple began shipping iPad in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK this past weekend. iPad will be available in nine more countries in July and additional countries later this year.
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RBC Capital Markets has estimated iPad's total shipments to reach 8.13 million units worldwide by the end of the year -- which would translate into at least $4 billion of revenue.

[news.yahoo.com...]

Love it or hate it, it's making them filthy rich.
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Alas, I am not able to find the geographical sales report yet.
Thanks for info :)
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Praise and awe at sales figures rubs me the wrong way so take this with a grain of salt (and a grain of truth)

I just looked out the window, the world hasn't changed for the better yet. Maybe another 4-5 million units next month will do it.

How many units are in the hands of the education deprived in other countries who could get a WHOLE lot more use out of them? Now when THAT number reaches 8.1 million I'll be impressed. I measure a company on what it doesn't do just as much as on what it does.
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How many units are in the hands of the education deprived in other countries who could get a WHOLE lot more use out of them?


What purpose would it serve to put iPads in the hands of people that a) don't have wifi and b) often don't have electricity and c) obviously don't have the internet available to them?

However, last week I got the chance to witness the power of iPad in action.

Some lady waiting for a table at a restaurant sat there playing some obnoxious games on her iPad. Everyone around her got to watch her sitting there tapping, beating, pounding and shaking it for a solid 30 minutes before being seated.

If that's the future, stop the planet, I want to step off.
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If they sell 2 million more in the next 60 days, then that's impressive. RBC Capital Markets obviously doesn't think things will slow down, they're predicting nearly a million per month throughout 2010. Personally, I think they're 2 million too high, but what do I know.
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I could sell 2 million of anything If I could get the free publicity (worth millions and millions) from TV and magazines for any new product - which is exactly what seems to happen with Apple and Sony.

Then, of course, you make sure there's a (cough cough) shortage right off the bat, to make people go absolutely nuts for whatever 'it' is.
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I'm always amazed by the amount of free press apple seem to manage to generate.

In April the BBC News website had "Apple reveals new iPhone features" as their no.2 story in the headlines, because obviously some new software for a phone is more important than 99% of the other news that day..
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In April the BBC News website had "Apple reveals new iPhone features" as their no.2 story in the headlines, because obviously some new software for a phone is more important than 99% of the other news that day..


The US Media isn't any more rational in their priorities.

On the day that Indy Mac Bank failed, precipitating more crises in the lending world, it was a minor side story on CNN.com. The number one story on CNN.com was "Will the US be able to cope with a foreign owned Budweiser?".
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15 SEOs came to my house for a BBQ Sunday. Five mentioned owning iPads (3 brought them over). Nobody brought their laptops/netbooks. For what that's worth. :)
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15 SEOs came to my house for a BBQ Sunday. Five mentioned owning iPads (3 brought them over). Nobody brought their laptops/netbooks. For what that's worth.


Nah, they just wanna show off their new toy :)
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15 SEOs came to my house for a BBQ Sunday. Five mentioned owning iPads (3 brought them over).


Did those Ipads come in handy for the barbeque? Did they have grill recipes?
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Did those Ipads come in handy for the barbeque? Did they have grill recipes?

I hear, they're great for fanning the flames ;)
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turn them over and you've got a handy tray. Wireless food recepticles! Is there anything iPads can't be used for? Think not.
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Haha, nobody brought recipes. One did have a really cool wireframe app that he used to do some page mockups, the rest of us used a traditional whiteboard.