Apple released the big news on Memorial Day in the US: They’ve sold their 2 millionth iPad in just under 60 days. The first million sold took just 28 days so it seems clear that demand isn’t diminishing. With the first International sales beginning May 28, the majority of iPad sales have been solely in the US.
Looking at other Apple sales in Q1 of this year, Apple sold 2.1 million Macbooks and 3.36 million Macs. Keep in mind, these are global results. Also interesting to keep in mind, many of the international markets are currently sold out. Apple will have to iron out supply issues and get their iPads into what appears to be very hungry consumer hands. If Apple continues to feed the fire both at home and abroad the 3 million (extrapolated) iPad sales plus a push from being sold out internationally – like a second opening day – could push iPad sales over the 3.36 mark. The question becomes: can demand stay this high?
“Customers around the world are experiencing the magic of iPad, and seem to be loving it as much as we do,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We appreciate their patience, and are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone.”
Only nine countries came online as iPad sellers this past weekend. Another nine are slated for July and additional later this year.