Apple iPad Sales Top the Million Mark

Apple topped a million iPad sales on Friday, April 30, 28 days after the multimedia tablet first went on sale. The Wi-Fi version of the iPad was released on April 3 to long lines at many Apple retail locations, and the Wi-Fi plus 3G version hit store shelves on April 30 at 5PM local time.

“One million iPads in 28 days—that’s less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with iPhone,” commented Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

Apple introduced the iPad at a special media event in January, and began taking pre-sale orders on March 12. The tablet devices includes a 9.7-inch multi-touch display, runs iPhone OS, supports most iPhone apps, includes its own ebook reader app, includes built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and is now available with 3G wireless data access, too.

The Cupertino-based company also announced that iPad owners have downloaded over 12 million apps and over 1.5 million ebooks since April 3.