Apple sells 1 million iPads

As the 3G model hits the market, total sales for the iPad surpass the 1 million mark, Apple says. Plus: 12 million app downloads.

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

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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.

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 over 12 million apps and more than 1.5 million e-books from the iBookstore since the launch on April 3.

About the author

Jim Dalrymple has followed Apple and the Mac industry for the last 15 years, first as part of MacCentral and then in various positions at Macworld. Jim also writes about the professional audio market, examining the best ways to record music using a Macintosh. He is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CNET. He currently runs The Loop.

 

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