That number is even more impressive if you take into account the fact The iPad had been available only in the U.S. for most of those 58 days. The device went on sale in nine other countries — Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK — on Friday, May 28th.
In a statement, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said, “Customers around the world are experiencing the magic of iPad, and seem to be loving it as much as we do. We appreciate their patience, and are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone.”
The company also said that there are now some 5,000 dedicated iPad apps on the App Store, and that it would introduce iPad in nine more countries outside the U.S. in July, with more “later this year.”