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?