Apple flogs 3m iPads in 3 months
Apple has shifted three million iPads in 80 days - having sold its three millionth device on Monday.
Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, gushed: “We’re 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.”
The "magical product" goes on sale in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore next month.
Apple sold a million magic boxes within 28 days of its US launch. The two million milestone was hit on 1 June.
Apple claims the tablet now runs 11,000 specific applications, with most of the other 225,000 apps, primarily designed for the iPhone, also working.
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I congratulate them on their sales
but if I hear the phrase "magical device" one more time I may gag. Please somebody sue them under the trade descriptions act...the case has been opened now and after close examination there were found to be absolutely no demons, elves, fairies, brownies or any other kind of magical creature powering it. Unless they have somehow managed to incorporate recycled Unicorn Spam into the plastic? It's not magic or magical, it's just another device and not a particularly advanced one either so fuck off now for fuck's sake.
I need a "scream" icon.
I suspect there are rather more than 3m people out there who know more than AC.
Probably around 6bn. And I haven't started counting other animals yet. Or plants.
High blood pressure much?
Will you still be spouting this when they've sold 30 million? Or maybe you'll have died of a stress-induced heart attack?
He's obviously not been to the app store recently...
Stream video: Air Video
Word or excel: plenty office-type apps will do that; Office2 HD for one. Throw in idisk sync-ing too.
Plug in USB stick: See Apple's (outrageously overpriced & not included in the box) add-on. There's one for SD cards too.
From the same share: Air Sharing HD
Video from PS3: Slap a PnP server on PS3 (don't ask me how), then see Air Video's add to itunes function. No USB required.
VirtualDJ: never heard of it, but I'll bet "there's an app for that". Or 20.
Don't want to hold it all the time? Use a cover; the Apple official one lets you set convenient viewing or typing angles. Bet there will be half a dozen wanna-be's along in the next few months if that's not for you.
Point is...you can do all of what you wanted; I had very similar requirements, and it took me all of 2hrs to get it all running. Then I browsed around the store and found a load more stuff I hadn't even thought of - VNC clients, wordpress, rowmote etc. I've not used my laptop in weeks.
Perhaps you should choose more irrational reasons not to own one? Plenty of Apple haters here will provide you with a reason or two. Plenty of Bois will give you equally irrational reasons to get one too, I guess.
Although im no fanboy, hats off to St. Jobs for pulling this one off!
Surely, they must be doing something right
Maybe its a tat 3 months down the line when the novelty wears off, still they are impressive sales figures by any standard for a new product launch.
No one an deny that he has raised the bar in terms of product offerings and customer experience of usability of the device. When will Nokias, Sony Ericssons, Dell et all will learn ?
SO heres one for Steve and his gang, although England will still be pathetic this afternoon.
Credit where credit's due.